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HP Unveils Virtualization Software

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;
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