‘Converged infrastructure’ servers that lower operations, maintenance costsBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines — International computer technology company, Hewlett-Packard (HP), has taken the lead with its innovative “Converged Infrastructure” servers that aim to lower companies’ server operations and maintenance costs.
“Clients are struggling with complex, incompatible storage solutions that are costly, hard to manage, underutilized and built for the past,” Charles Ty, HP Storage Philippines Category Manager said in a statement.
“HP is transforming the storage industry with simplified and converged solutions that span from the midrange to the high end of the enterprise, enabling organizations to maximize the value from their information in the most efficient way possible,” he added.
HP’s Converged Infrastructure “enables organizations to shift resources from managing and integrating traditional, inflexible technology silos to an IT infrastructure that supports process innovation and strategic initiatives,” HP said.
Ty said in a presentation during the launch that companies have to allocate up to 70 percent of their funds in the operations and maintenance of the server that was made up of rigid and aging infrastructure, need complex applications, and have inflexible business processes.
He said that only 30 percent of funds were for business innovation, which is important for the changing world that is moving towards a “mainstream era.”
With the increasing global reach of the Internet, more and more data were being sent from one place in the world to another Ty said. “The storage infrastructure from 20 years ago just wont cut it anymore,” he said.
HP’s Convergence Infrastructure is a combination of servers, storage, networks, and management software that makes a complete package with significantly lower costs and fewer parts.
Included in the package are HP StoreOnce Catalyst software, HP Data Protector 7, HP Virtual Connect for 3PAR with Flat SAN technology, and HP Automated Network Management 9.2.
Ty said that they were currently marketing the new technology to telecommunications companies, banks, hospitals, and manufacturing companies in the Philippines.
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