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HP VirtualSystem VS1 for VMware

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Solution brief

Today, 76% of IT decision-makers consider simplifying their virtualization environment their #1 priority.1


Winning the battle against IT complexity

As the world market gathers momentum, the pace of business continues to accelerate and business challenges continue to grow. To maintain your competitive advantage, you need to find creative ways to control costs, improve business continuity for all applications, and construct new environments while also maintaining legacy systems. While all these obstacles are important, the greatest challenge of all--and a critical barrier to success--is IT agility. To overcome this all-important problem, countless organizations around the world have virtualized their data centers. Using tailor-made solutions comprised of proven technology, these companies have not only improved agility and business continuity, but also optimized their return on investment (ROI). These are the upsides of virtualization.

But tailor-made systems can lead to complexity. And complexity can impede agility. Today, you can begin to win the battle against IT complexity by deploying HP VirtualSystem VS1 for VMware (HP VS1 for VMware). This pre-tested, preconfigured, HP factory integrated solution simplifies virtualization--delivering a fast and easy path to a virtualized environment--and to greater IT agility. HP VS1 for VMware means: ·Fastest time-to-value: optimized for maximizing VMware performance, availability and scale ·Low risk: single vendor, single solution with best-ofbreed VMware technologies across the virtualization stack ·Seamless scalability and integration: standards-based, right-sized and agile to leverage your investment in HP VS1 for VMware, offering tight integration with VMware vCenter and vSphere Storage APIs

IDC, Report No. 223551, June 2010

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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 (management nodes)

HP ProLiant DL380 G7 (host nodes)

HP P4500 Virtualization SAN


Pre-configured and ready to run

Taking HP Converged Infrastructure technologies to the next level--by adding VMware virtualization to a converged infrastructure of servers, storage and networking capabilities--HP VS1 for VMware is an ideal solution for your virtualized workloads. Delivered pre-configured and ready to run with VMware vSphere 5 and vCenter, HP VS1 for VMware offers excellent benefits you can count on: ·Simple: complete, easy-to-order virtualized infrastructure; rapid installation; unified support ·Secure: Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node, power, network or site failure. ·Optimized: pre-configured for a wide range of needs; performance tested for typical workloads; exceptional power and cooling efficiency; HP integrated management enables you to manage your entire HP VS1 for VMware solution, including servers, storage and networking. ·Flexible: customizable ordering options; simple upgrade options; scale up and/or out to handle future growth ·Low risk: backed by HP leadership in physical and virtualized IT and experience with VMware; built by HP Factory Express; custom integrated with your environment by HP Technical Services consulting

awareness and power optimization; reduces facility power and cooling costs by 30%3 ·VMware Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit: VMware vSphere 5 cloud infrastructure sets the standard in virtualization, delivering better application performance and availability for all business-critical applications. VMware vCenter management console automates the management of an increasingly broad pool of data center resources.

Additional extensions

·HP TippingPoint: complete set of security solutions that address today's sophisticated security threats at the perimeter and interior of your business ·VMware vShield: excellent data protection that integrates with HP TippingPoint security solutions

Growing with your business

As your company grows and your data center expands, your IT needs are also increasing. Rather than constrain your growth, HP VirtualSystem will support it. HP VS1 for VMware is designed with a standard base configuration, which you can scale over time as necessary. If you prefer, you can purchase HP VS1 for VMware with the extended configuration. If your needs scale beyond the capacity of your HP VS1 system, you can expand your environment by including additional HP VS1 for VMware systems or by purchasing HP VirtualSystem VS2 for VMware. HP VS2 for VMware components include the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c G7 server blades, as well as the HP P4800 SAN for BladeSystem and HP Networking. And at every step of your virtualization journey, you can count on HP Financial Services to offer the innovative financing programs you need to enter this new era of computing. With HP Financial Services, you can: ·Converge your financing: lease your HP solution and upgrade frequently as your needs increase ­ as frequently as every three months (visit http://www8. converged-storage-financing.html) ·Refresh your technology: Leasing has a built-in refresh cycle so you're never saddled with outdated technology. ·Avoid large up-front payments: helping ease the approval process and making it easier to acquire the solution you need when you need it

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Components you trust

Customized to the unique needs of your organization, HP VS1 for VMware is designed to support midsize and growing general server workload virtual machine (VM) environments, using components you trust: ·HP ProLiant DL380/DL360 G7 rack-mount servers: Continuing to deliver on their heritage of engineering excellence with increased flexibility and performance, enterprise-class uptime and HP Insight Control manageability, HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers provide the virtualization hosts, while HP ProLiant DL360 G7 servers provide the management nodes. ·HP P4500 G2 SAN Solution, optimized for virtual servers: scale capacity and performance without incurring downtime or performance bottlenecks; eliminate single points of failure for application high availability with VMware HA; reservation-less thin provisioning increases storage utilization and reduces costs; vSphere Storage APIs increase performance, efficiency and resource utilization. ·HP Insight Control for vCenter: enabling you to manage your entire infrastructure from within the vCenter console in half the time; reduces unplanned downtime by 83%2 ·HP Thermal Logic technology: providing energy

Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control," IDC, Sept. 2010 Based on HP internal calculations


Your system, delivered your way

To streamline deployment of your new virtualization solution, HP VS1 for VMware is delivered from HP Factory Express. Built in the ISO quality-certified HP factory, your HP VS1 for VMware system will be designed to our precise specifications and shipped directly to your site. In addition, you can trust the new HP Converged Services to simplify and accelerate the deployment of your HP VS1 for VMware system--with easy ordering, factory build, onsite set-up and installation, and professional support. To make things even easier, you have a single point of contact for purchasing, deploying and maintaining your HP VS1 for VMware.

For more information

Win the battle against IT complexity. Contact your HP representative today and learn more about HP VirtualSystem VS1 for VMware. Discover how this pre-configured, fully integrated solution can accelerate virtualization results--creating the fastest, easiest path to a virtualized environment. For more information, please visit the HP VirtualSystem for VMware page at

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