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HP VirtualSystem

Faster path to server virtualization

Overcome the complexity

In today's enterprise data centers, IT agility is essential. It is one of the keys to keeping pace with the speed and scale of a fast-moving business. And virtualization gives you this all-important agility. It has been widely adopted to break down IT silos, increase flexibility, and optimize return on investment. But there's a catch: complexity. To deploy and manage a virtualization environment, you need to make significant financial and resource investments. It's no wonder then that 76% of IT decision-makers consider reducing virtualization complexity their number one priority.1 Today, HP is making it much easier for your organization to overcome this complexity by capitalizing more fully on virtualization. With the advent of HP VirtualSystem, HP offers a faster, simpler path to a virtualized environment by changing the ground rules for the deployment of virtualized systems. HP VirtualSystem reduces complexity and extends the HP Converged Infrastructure by delivering solutions optimized for server and desktop virtualization. Built, configured, and shipped as a single solution, HP VirtualSystem supplies a complete, high-performance virtualized environment with pre-tested and pre-configured server, storage, networking, management, and virtualization resources. Factory and field-integrated HP VirtualSystem helps you simplify data center modernization and application optimization by putting you on a faster path to virtualized environments--and to greater IT agility.

HP VirtualSystem VS1

Designed to support up to 750 virtual machines (VMs), HP VirtualSystem VS1 includes the following components: · HP ProLiant DL380 and 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 P4500 SAN Storage System ­ Delivering enterprise functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs; easy to deploy, scale, and maintain, HP P4500 SAN ensures that crucial business data remains available · HP Insight Control ­ Enabling you to manage your infrastructure in half the time; reduces unplanned downtime by 83%2 · HP Thermal Logic technology ­ Providing energy awareness and power optimization; reduces facility power and cooling costs by 30%3

HP VirtualSystem VS2

Offering support for up to 2500 VMs, HP VirtualSystem VS2 includes HP Thermal Logic and HP Insight Control technologies, as well as the following best-of-breed components: · HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure ­ Providing all the power, cooling, and I/O infrastructure you need to support modular server, interconnect, and storage components today and for years to come; greater density with more blades per enclosure · HP ProLiant BL460c G7 server blades ­ Offering the ideal balance of performance, scalability, and expandability, making it the standard for data center computing; industry-leading I/O capacity and throughput · HP P4800 SAN for BladeSystem Storage System ­ Completely converged within the HP BladeSystem architecture, offering exceptional performance, efficiency, and density with allinclusive SAN management software; enables affordable enterprise storage functionality · HP Virtual Connect ­ Wire-once, change-ready infrastructure; uses 95% fewer cables, network interface cards, and switches4

Stress-free, low-risk solution

With HP VirtualSystem, you can worry less about performance problems that impact your business. The integrated management and security tools enable stress-free ownership and decrease risk across the system's lifecycle. The designed-in scalability gives HP VirtualSystem the agility to leverage existing investments. With a clear upgrade path to HP CloudSystem--another member of the HP Converged Systems portfolio--the solution extends easily to the cloud and enables a rapid response to business needs. To complete the solution, HP VirtualSystem supports virtualization software from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft®, and HP-UX. Regardless of the system you choose, all HP VirtualSystems are tuned for outstanding performance, reduced operating costs, and improved information security.

HP VirtualSystem VS3

Focusing on the needs of today's enterprise, HP VirtualSystem VS3 provides support for up to 6000 VMs. In addition to HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure, HP ProLiant BL460c G7 server blades, HP Insight

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HP VirtualSystem server solutions you trust

Tailored to the needs of your business, HP VirtualSystem gives you a choice of best-in-class server virtualization solutions. You have a choice of modular systems for medium to very large enterprise deployments--HP VirtualSystem VS1, VS2, VS3, or VS MC1 respectively.

IDC, Report No. 223551, June 2010 "Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control," IDC, Sept. 2010 Based on HP internal calculations


HP VirtualSystem VS1 Switches HP 5000 Series Servers Storage HP ProLiant DL380 G7; 2 or 8 HP P4500; 14.4 or 57.6 TB VS2 HP 5000 Series HP P4800; 42 or 84 TB VS3 HP 5000 Series, B-Series FC HP 3PAR F-series; 38.4, 108.8 or, 162.3 TB VS MC1 HP ProCurve 6120 HP 3PAR F400; 111.4 TB

HP ProLiant BL460c G7; 6 or 12 HP ProLiant BL460c G7; 16, 32, or 64 HP Superdome 2; 16 socket

Control, HP Virtual Connect, and HP Thermal Logic technologies, HP VS3 also includes: · HP 3PAR Storage System ­ Advanced storage system that offers multi-tenancy, greater efficiency (thin provisioning), high performance, and autonomic tiering

HP VirtualSystem VS MC1

Built for customers' most demanding, mission-critical environments, HP VirtualSystem VS MC1 enables customers to consolidate and reduce costs, using the right virtualization technology for a workload's requirements, isolated as need be, meeting pre-defined service level agreements (SLAs). Includes the following components: · HP Integrity Superdome 2 Server hardware ­ Delivering AlwaysOn resiliency; dynamic optimization; and ultimate, electrical isolation between sensitive workloads within a converged, modular, bladed platform that simplifies and unifies IT · Mission-critical HP-UX 11i v3 Virtual Server Environment OE ­ Offering additional resiliency, scalability, security, and comprehensive and integrated virtualization and management; instantly adjusts resources to meet dynamic business requirements per pre-defined SLAs while enabling consolidation, which reduces costs · HP 3PAR SAN (F400) storage ­ For the most efficient thin technology-based storage offering multi-tenancy, autonomic tiering, thin provisioning support, and simplicity of management for demanding workloads; enables organizations to react quickly and non-disruptively to changing application and infrastructure requirements; intelligent non-disruptive storage reduces capacity requirements by 50%

In addition, you can leverage HP Start Services to simplify and accelerate the deployment of HP VirtualSystem. HP Start Services are part of the HP consulting portfolio of services that spans strategy, assessment, design, test, implementation, and training, and then transitions to HP Solution Support. Not only does HP Support provide a single point of contact for support of the endto-end total solution, but HP also supports all components of the solution, including hardware and software. A range of support services are available to meet your business needs.

HP Converged Systems portfolio

In addition to HP VirtualSystem, the HP Converged Systems portfolio also includes HP CloudSystem and HP AppSystems. Each system is a complete solution that is tested, integrated, optimized, and readily scalable. And each is built on a common HP Converged Infrastructure platform.

Achieve greater agility

To compete effectively, your business has to have an agile IT foundation because ultimately, an organization can only move as fast as its IT infrastructure. Built on Converged Infrastructure, the HP VirtualSystem gives you this must-have agility--in a single, easy-to-deploy solution. This is, quite simply, a faster, simpler path to virtualized environments.

For more information

To explore HP VirtualSystem in more detail, including our solutions for client virtualization which support from 200 up to 2000 users, visit: To learn more about the other solutions in the HP Converged Systems portfolio, visit:

Your system--delivered your way

To streamline deployment of your new virtualization solution, HP VirtualSystem is delivered from HP Factory Express. Built in the ISO quality-certified HP factory, your HP VirtualSystem will be designed to your precise specifications and shipped directly to your site.

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