HP Unveils Virtualization Software

HP speeds adoption of virtualization with new software, partner program

June 6, 2007

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced new virtualization software, including a tool for planning Sun migrations, and a partner program that are designed to help enterprises speed adoption of virtualization to deliver better business outcomes.

The software -- enhancements to the HP Virtual Server Environment (VSE) for HP Integrity servers -- optimizes server resource utilization by providing a pool of virtual servers that can grow or shrink based on business needs. A key component of HP's Enterprise Storage and Server Software portfolio, the HP Virtual Server Environment and associated services allow customers to reduce costs and increase agility by simplifying planning, implementation and management in a virtualized IT environment.

To assist customers in planning migrations and consolidations to HP Integrity servers, HP Integrity Essentials Capacity Advisor can import data collected from Sun servers by HP Performance Agent. In addition, new trending capabilities for this intuitive tool let customers simulate future usage patterns when planning consolidations for HP-UX, Windows and Linux.

Further enhancements to the HP VSE for HP-UX 11i help deliver better business outcomes by increasing customers' ability to mitigate risk with intelligent control:

  • HP Integrity Essentials Virtualization Manager enables customers to discover and view applications in a virtual server environment in just minutes;

  • HP Integrity Essentials Global Workload Manager specifies which workloads can automatically access spare capacity, tightening financial controls while maintaining service levels of key applications;

  • HP Global Instant Capacity allows hardware usage rights to be transferred among systems to cost-effectively meet changing business demands and is automatically updated to transfer usage rights from offline servers in the case of a disaster.

    "One of the most important elements of HP's Virtual Server Environment for HP Integrity servers is that it provides the control needed to effectively manage virtualized Itanium environments," said John Humphreys, program director, IDC. "These enhancements may further improve customer insight into their virtualized environments - as well as predict and plan for future workloads - helping to minimize disruption to the business." Hewlett-Packard Co.

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