Nieuwe Hyper-Converged Appliance van HP biedt beschikbaarheid en eenvoudig pad naar de cloud

Nieuwe hyper-converged appliance combineert ingebouwde disaster recovery met next-generation servers en hybride cloudorkestratie

Brussel – Vandaag kondigt HP de nieuwe HP ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual (CS 250) aan. Deze hyper-converged appliance biedt een virtuele server en storage infrastructuur die binnen enkele minuten geconfigureerd kan worden. De zakelijke oplossing is geschikt voor virtuele servers en –desktops, en vormt een gemakkelijke weg naar de hybride cloud. Dit allemaal voor de helft van de prijzen die concurrenten aanbieden(1).

Bedrijven van iedere grootte zijn op zoek naar flexibele infrastructuuroplossingen, zodat ze nieuwe applicaties snel kunnen implementeren en uitrollen. Dankzij deze trend groeit volgens IDC de markt van hyper-converged systems nu met 116 procent ten opzichte van vorig jaar. Jaarlijks groeit het gemiddeld met 60% tot en met 2019(2).

De nieuwe CS 250 is gebouwd op HP’s x86 server- en virtualisatieoplossingen, gecombineerd met de bewezen HP StoreVirtual software-defined storage (SDS) technologie. Dit zorgt ervoor dat de CS 250 vanaf dag één businesscontinuïteit biedt. De CS 250 biedt naadloze VMware integratie, ondersteunt hybride cloudoplossingen en gaat gepaard met nieuwe leveringsservices en channel programs.

“Voor infrastructuur is er geen generieke oplossing”, aldus Manish Goel, Senior Vice President en General Manager HP Storage. “Daarom blijft HP flexibele en interoperabele oplossingen bieden, gebaseerd op HP StoreVirtual technologie. Zo helpen we onze gebruikers kosten te verlagen ongeacht welke hypervisors en hardware platforms ze kiezen. Hyper-convergence is de logische volgende stap in HP’s evolutie van het software-defined datacenter.”

Prijzen en beschikbaarheid(6)
De 4-node CS 250-HC StoreVirtual is beschikbaar vanaf 17 augustus 2015. De adviesprijs is €82.000,-.
De 3-node CS 250-HC StoreVirtual is beschikbaar vanaf 28 september 2015. De adviesprijs is €65.000,-.
Het HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 is later dit jaar beschikbaar voor de CS 250.
Software-Defined Storage Design en Integration services zijn beschikbaar vanaf 17 augustus 2015. 

Vervolg persbericht in het Engels

Hyper-converged simplicity and speed, now with built-in disaster protection 
uilt on the latest HP, Intel, and VMware technologies, the CS 250 is powered by StoreVirtual technology and offers turnkey simplicity in a fully integrated and tested hyper-converged solution. The CS 250 ships ready to quickly respond to new on-demand infrastructure and virtual desktop requirements with greater configuration flexibility designed to fit a wider range of virtualized workloads and customer budgets, including a new three-node configuration that is up to 49 percent more cost effective than comparable configurations from Nutanix and other competitors.(3)

The inclusion of three 4TB StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) licenses delivers multi-site business continuity by leveraging the system’s ability to flexibly replicate data to any other HP StoreVirtual-based solution. This means that customers can leverage their existing infrastructure as a replication target at no additional cost. The new CS 250 also allows customers to tailor the system with a choice of up to 96 processing cores, a mix of SSD and SAS disk drives, and up to 2TB of memory per 4-node appliance—double that of previous generations.(4)

The CS 250 arrives pre-configured for vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 and HP OneView InstantOn to enable customers to be production-ready with only 5 minutes of keyboard time and a total of 15 minutes deployment time, with daily management from VMware vCenter via the HP OneView for VMware vCenter plug-in.(5)  This simple plug-in assures IT generalists have a unified management experience for the appliance using tools they already know.

“The storage market is rapidly evolving from traditional external storage with standalone networking and compute to converged solutions that collapse the stack,” said Stu Miniman, principal research contributor, Wikibon. “HP StoreVirtual is the original software-defined storage, it has evolved to be well positioned across multiple use cases with flexibility spanning hyper-converged, VSA, Helion OpenStack and physical storage appliances.”

Hyper-convergence meets hybrid-cloud with new solutions and services
For midsize and enterprise customers seeking an efficient and cost-effective cloud entry point, the new HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 built on the CS 250 is an open, enterprise-grade solution that provides an easy path to the hybrid cloud. This hyper-converged cloud solution leverages the clustered compute and storage resources of the CS 250 for on-premises workloads but adds self-service portal provisioning and public cloud bursting features for those moving beyond server virtualization. 

HP is also introducing new Software-Defined Storage Design and Integration services to help customers deploy highly scalable, elastic cloud storage services. The design service enables customers to make informed decisions on how to modernize their storage infrastructure using software-defined storage technologies for automation and capacity pooling. The integration service provides customers with detailed configuration and implementation guidance tailored to their specific needs to accelerate time to value.

Driving velocity with new channel sales programs and demand generation
To help meet the growing interest in software-defined technologies, HP announced that it is enhancing its “Nitro” partner program and opening it up to distributors worldwide, starting with Arrow Electronics in the US. Originally launched with Intel to provide a 1TB HP StoreVirtual VSA license at no cost to customers, the latest enhancements to the program focus on equipping resellers with training tools and customer materials to promote HP StoreVirtual technologies as a cornerstone of the software-defined data center. The enhanced program also provides face-to-face reseller training, web content support, and customized demand generation materials enabling distributors to empower the broader HP reseller community to educate their customers on software-defined infrastructure and provide assistance in the transition to a software-defined data center.

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