Modern data centers require next generation technologies in a change-ready system architecture to keep up with today and scale for tomorrow. Ideal for virtualization and cloud, HP BladeSystem is architected for any workload, from client to cloud while delivering breakthrough economics and intelligence for unprecedented insight into your data center.
- HP BladeSystem platinum enclosure
Integrating next generation technologies in a modular design helps protect blade server investments and IT infrastructure. The new HP BladeSystem c7000 platinum enclosure delivers the most advanced architecture with the highest performance yet. The latest end-to-end performance advancements include:
- 56Gb FDR InfiniBand for fastest connectivity
- 40Gb Ethernet for high performance, low latency
- 16Gb Fibre channel-ready with superior scalability
- HP Server Blades
Ideal platform for virtualization
Support all your applications on a single platform with the broadest portfolio of HP ProLiant server blades including the industry's best selling HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 and the high performance, density-optimized four socket HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8. HP Server blades are designed for virtualization from the ground up, delivering more memory and superior networking capability for virtualized environments and compute intensive application workloads.
- HP Virtual Connect
For wire once simplicity
HP Virtual Connect simplifies and converges your server edge connections, making server changes transparent to storage and networks, and delivering four times the number of connections per physical network link. Virtual connect enables you to dynamically optimize and control bandwidth using fewer physical ports for the same performance while reducing server edge infrastructure.
- World's fastest Ethernet blade switch
40Gb downlinks to each blade server enables InfiniBand-like performance in the world's fastest Ethernet blade switch. In another industry first, the low-latency HP SX1018 Ethernet switch provides the lowest port-to-port latency of any blade switch, more than four times faster than previous switches. 2
- Industry's leading Client Virtualization portfolio
The HP BladeSystem solution can now scale from the task worker to the high-end workstation user, delivering a new level of user experience and productivity. The new HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 server blade is the first and only to provide multiple virtualized graphics cards with 8 GPUs per blade delivering 4 times increase in user density and 60% lower cost. 3
- IDC white paper sponsored by HP, "Business Value of Blade Infrastructures", #227508R2, December 2012
- Based on HP internal calculation as of Jan 2013. (Previous blade switch has a 1uS latency vs. Mellanox SX1018 is 250nS latency = 1000/250 for a total of 4x faster).
- Based on HP internal calculations as of Jan 2013. Outfits 3X more NVIDIA Quadro 3000M graphics in the same HP c-Class enclosure space versus using WS460c Gen8 without expansion blade. 60% - Versus WS460c Gen8 without expansion blade.
HP BladeSystem Enclosures
Maximize every hour, watt, and dollar, with innovative and market-leading enclosures that significantly reduce cost of ownership over traditional blade server infrastructures.
Whether a small business or the largest enterprise firm, meet your blade server needs with innovative technology, numerous interconnect alternatives, multiple redundant features, and much more.
Virtual Connect & Networking
Save time, dramatically reduce costs and simplify connections by consolidating network connections and enabling administrators to add, replace and recover blade server resources on-the-fly.
Unite the tools, processes and architecture of blade server storage and networking to speed time to take costs out today and keep them out tomorrow.
Insight Management software & services
Reach the business goals that led you to choose HP BladeSystem technology in the first place-more computing capacity in less space, using less power with simpler cabling.
New ROI analysis: "IDC Business Value of Blade Infrastructure" 1.
HP BladeSystem is the ultimate converged infrastructure engineered with built in intelligence to maximize every hour, watt, and dollar. Watch this three part video series to learn more about how HP BladeSystem can help you simplify and automate your IT infrastructure and reduce total IT cost.
HP Virtual Connect
The simplest way to converge and connect
HP Virtual Connect provides the world's first wire-once interconnect solution for virtualized and cloud-ready environments. Virtualize your LAN or SAN connections at the server edge for simplicity, flexibility and mobility.
HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
Application performance, uptime and server insight are top of mind concerns in every IT infrastructure. The ability to continuously analyze thousands of system parameters to optimize performance will change the way you manage your servers — and improve the way you do business. Built with over 150 design innovations, ProLiant Gen8 servers help eliminate common problems that can cause failures, downtime and data loss. Innovations include:
Built with over 150 design innovations, ProLiant Gen8 servers help you eliminate common problems that can cause failures, downtime and data loss. Innovations include:
- Integrated Lifecycle Automation
- Dynamic Workload Acceleration
- Automated Energy Optimization
- ProActive Insight Experience
HP has a comprehensive suite of partners specializing in a variety of services. If you need to find a particular type of HP partner, please use the links below:
HP's relationship with leading system integrators and advisory firms deepens and broadens the HP solution portfolio and industry capabilities.
HP expands the diversity of our offerings and the ability to deliver relevant client offerings through our strategic relationships with leading software vendors.
ProActive Insight architecture is more than a design or even a transforming design philosophy. It's also the alignment of over 900 patents, over 150 customer innovations and an alliance of the world's top hardware and software technology providers allied to transform the server experience.
Watch how HP BladeSystem provided these customers with a highly reliable, change-ready system architecture as the foundation for their data centers, which easily scales with business growth, reduces management and hardware complexity, and decreases operating costs.
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