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Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks

30 Nov 2011 Vienna - HP and Alcatel-Lucent have introduced a jointly developed solution to help organisations move, store and access vast amounts of information by integrating data centre infrastructure technology and high-performance communications networks.

The new HP and Alcatel-Lucent Data Center Network Connect (DCNC) is an integrated architecture that brings together the strengths of data centre technology with high-performance communications networks to offer enterprises the same levels of reliability, speed and capacity that are available on telecommunication service provider networks - now at substantially lower cost.

This offering builds upon HP and Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to equip enterprises and service providers with the specific tools they need to deliver converged systems of IT and telecom infrastructures for greater flexibility. DCNC is the latest example of that promise, assisting enterprises in creating efficiencies within their data centres and networks for greater agility. In addition, HP is helping service providers deliver public Cloud offerings to customers by also announcing HP CloudSystem integration with Alcatel-Lucent today.

"Clients are creating vast amounts of information that needs to be resourced, distributed and shared without compromising the quality of data or the speed at which it's delivered", stated Arthur Filip, vice president and general manager, Technology Consulting, HP. "HP and Alcatel-Lucent provide clients a way to securely share extremely high volumes of data between data centre sites when and where it's needed in an instant."

"Alcatel-Lucent and HP's solution is based on technology engineered to satisfy telecommunications service providers that expect their networks to perform with exceptional reliability and meet their needs far into the future", stated Philippe Keryer, president, Networks Group, Alcatel-Lucent. "Large enterprises can confidently invest in these solutions knowing that they will receive the full benefit of their investment for years to come."

DCNC combines HP's breadth of technologies and services for data centres with Alcatel-Lucent's optical transport solutions for service providers and its high-performance service routing and switching portfolio, which are key elements of the Alcatel-Lucent High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture.

DCNC will leverage the strength of Alcatel-Lucent's recently announced CloudBand solution which accesses the power of the distributed network infrastructure to offer large enterprises and governments access to the Cloud with the quality of service their activities require.

To address critical functions such as disaster recovery, data back-up, virtual machine mobility and the creation of Cloud backbones, large enterprises and service providers require an integrated solution that provides ultra-high bandwidth and low latency for connecting data centres. Emerging data centre trends such as server virtualization, scale-out applications, network convergence and Cloud computing have placed new demands on data centre and service provider networks. As such, they require new designs and infrastructure technology that eliminate bandwidth, performance and availability limitations.

The HP and Alcatel-Lucent solution brings together key data centre services and networking offerings from the portfolios of both companies. The DCNC supports immediate data centre demands such as consolidation, business continuity and security, while laying the foundation for service-oriented, on-demand computing technologies.

DCNC takes advantage of high-performance service routing, switching and optical transport capabilities so clients can address the demanding requirements of the financial services, health care and media sectors, where speed and bandwidth capacity are crucial to delivering services.

HP Enterprise Services, which offers a range of data centre services for HP's outsourcing clients, used Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) to create high-capacity optical links to interconnect HP's commercial data centres. The first two projects in Germany and Switzerland were successful, and future deployments in other HP commercial data centers are planned.

Client benefits include:

  • Increased network performance with faster, more reliable throughput. This results in a highly reliable networking system for e-business applications, business communications and network-based business services.
  • Improved time to market through an integrated hardware, software and services solution that combines data centre technologies with consulting capabilities to assist clients with implementation and support.
  • Enhanced flexibility and agility within the network using an open standards-based design so clients can meet and exceed service-level agreements.
  • Reduced total cost of ownership by making the network more efficient by consolidating and connecting multiple protocols and storage area networks and by enabling other resource-sharing capabilities among various locations.
  • Superior reliability to support today's 24/7 business needs.

HP and Alcatel-Lucent Data Center Network Connect consists of existing products and product-attached services from HP and Alcatel-Lucent that are available globally now. The services are currently available in select locations with expected global and consolidated availability by year end.

Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...