HP Automates Virtualization Management

HP enhances automation software to reduce cost of managing virtualization technology

April 8, 2009

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced new enhancements to its Business Service Automation (BSA) software suite to help customers better manage and reduce operational costs associated with virtualized data centers.

Enhancements within the HP BSA software suite include updated versions of:

  • HP Storage Essentials, a standards-based storage resource management software, helps customers manage the increased storage requirements of virtualized data centers by optimizing capacity allocation and utilization.

  • HP Operations Orchestration, a run book automation software that automates incident resolution, change orchestration and routine maintenance tasks in the data center. This new release allows customers to reduce operational costs by better provisioning and repurposing servers and storage without service downtime.

HP also launched HP BSA Essentials, an online community and subscription services offering that helps customers maximize the value of their HP BSA software investments.Virtualization can help IT organizations consolidate resources, cut capital expenditures and meet changing business requirements. However, the downside of virtualization can be higher operational costs due to increased complexity and storage management requirements. The new offerings are designed to help customers address these challenges so they can fully realize the benefits of the virtualization technology.

Savvis is using HP’s Business Service Automation suite to provide advanced visibility and control of our multivendor virtual and physical infrastructures,” said Mark Shoemaker, vice president, Operations Support Systems, Savvis. “We now have the ability to automate, provision and deploy new servers in minutes and get near-real-time application and network visibility, benefiting our managed hosting and cloud compute customers.”

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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