HP Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture
HP Converged Infrastructure is a blue print for the data center of the future that accelerates the provisioning of IT services and applications. But how do you get to this 'data center of the future'?
The HP Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture Design Guide discusses the datacenter principles, foundations and maturity model to build an HP Converged Infrastructure Core Architecture - upon which the various hypervisors and applications get deployed. For additional details about applying HP Converged Infrastructure to Data Center Networks, see the HP Advanced Data Center Network Architectures Reference Guide.
With the Core Architecture mentioned above as the foundation, HP Converged Infrastructure Reference Solutions leverage the common, modular infrastructure and describe specific solutions at a functional architecture level. Currently, HP Reference Solutions include architectural blueprints for virtualization, applications and cloud (see below). In addition, HP Converged Infrastructure Reference Configurations - which are linked to the various Reference Solutions provide deployable configurations and product mappings that make up the actual solution.
Extracting the full value of infrastructure convergence is all about simplifying and accelerating the provisioning of IT services and applications. This is achieved by optimally integrating servers, storage, networking, security, power, cooling, and facilities into shared pools of interoperable resources â€“ all managed through a common management platform.
Knowing our customers have unique requirements, the HP Converged Infrastructure solution portfolio has been designed to expedite your move forward in two ways â€” TRANSFORM quickly or EVOLVE at your own pace.
Either path you choose, HP Converged Infrastructure solutions optimize virtualization to increase utilization and flexibility. They are resilient to support mission-critical applications and increase business continuity. They are based on open industry standards to integrate with your existing data center environment and prevent vendor lock-in. They are orchestrated to increase agility and reduce operational costs. And they are modular to scale seamlessly as your business grows.
HP Converged Systems provide the simplest way to transform
HP CloudSystem — the industry's most complete 'ready-to-go' cloud solution
Virtualization Solutions — including the HP VirtualSystem provide modular systems that maximize virtual server and client performance
HP AppSystems — provide best of breed capabilities from data management, reporting, and analytics to connecting your teams to information, customers, partners and each other
HP Converged Systems are turnkey systems that are pre-integrated, tested, and supported to reduce months or even years of planning, procurement and deployment processes into weeks. These solutions are optimized and ready to run from day one for your top initiatives in cloud, virtualization, business insight, and collaboration so you can accelerate your time to application value.
For customers looking to gain ground on IT sprawl, taking a "project-based" approach lets you evolve at your
own pace by deploying modular, standards-based technology building blocksâ€” all designed for convergence. For
this approach, HP has developed the HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model
and Reference Architectures to help you accelerate application delivery with foundational technologies that reflect industry standards,
leadership, openness, and of course, customer choice. This allows you to maintain optimal protection of your
existing investments while getting on the convergence path quickly.
Reduced server count by over 1,000 physical servers over two years; Time to provision servers cut from days or weeks to just minutes or hours; Accommodate a 67 percent increase in workload during the peak holiday season, and double the typical volume of package tracking