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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future

9 Dec 2013 Barcelona - HP has introduced new HP ConvergedSystem and HP Converged Storage offerings that give enterprises the speed, agility and lower economics to build the next-generation data centres that will power tomorrow's successful organisations.

Data centres are reaching an unsustainable point - in the next five years, the average enterprise will see data capacities grow more than 800 percent, according to Gartner. Enterprises need to be able to manage this exponential growth in data while introducing new applications, such as Big Data and analytics, using delivery models such as virtualized infrastructure and the Cloud. Yet, enterprise innovation is constrained by the complexities of outdated IT. Organisations must optimize and modernize to deliver a New Style of IT that accelerates revenue generation, drives innovation and reduces business risk, while at the same time reducing overall costs.

HP understands what's needed in the data centre of the future, and is eliminating IT complexity through its innovations in the new HP ConvergedSystem portfolio - a family of integrated IT systems purpose-built for key workloads such as virtualization, Big Data and hosted desktops. The new HP ConvergedSystem products deliver a total systems experience that dramatically simplifies IT, enabling clients to go from order to operations in as few as 20 days. With quick deployment, intuitive management and system-level support, IT organisations can shift their focus from systems integration to delivering the applications that power their business.

HP also is introducing new solutions that provide the simplest, fastest way to deliver and manage data. These include HP Converged Storage innovations to restore business productivity at record speed, significantly reduce the cost of flash-optimized application performance to generate faster business returns, and simplify application mobility from public to private Clouds to deliver secure service levels.

"The next generation of CIOs and CTOs will be at the centre of their organisation's business strategy and relied upon to drive growth, accelerate innovation and manage risk", stated Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP. "HP ConvergedSystem and HP Converged Storage offerings enable our customers to use technology to deliver business outcomes that drive their success, by creating an agile pool of resources that can deploy quickly, accelerate results and transform an organisation's most valuable asset - its data - into actionable competitive insight."

As IT organisations transform to become more agile, reduce costs and drive greater innovation, they are increasingly turning to integrated systems that minimize resources spent architecting and refining solutions. IDC projects that the market for converged systems will grow more than three times faster than the growth of spend on traditional infrastructure.

HP ConvergedSystem is a new product line engineered from the ground up based on 21st-century assets and architectures for the New Style of IT. Built using HP Converged Infrastructure's best-in-class servers, storage, networking, software and services, the new HP ConvergedSystem family of products deliver a total systems experience "out of the box".

HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization helps clients easily scale computing resources to meet business needs with preconfigured, modular virtualization systems supporting 50 to 1,000 virtual machines at twice the performance, and at an entry price 25 percent lower than competitive offerings.

HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica speeds big data analytics, helping organizations turn data into actionable insights at 50 to 1,000 times faster performance and 70 percent lower cost per terabyte than legacy data warehouses.

HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, based on the award-winning HP Moonshot, delivers a superior desktop experience compared to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure. This first PC on a chip for the data centre delivers six times faster graphics performance and 44 percent lower total cost of ownership.

HP ConvergedSystem products also come with a unified support model from HP Proactive Care, providing clients with a single point of accountability for all system components, including partner software. HP also offers consulting capabilities to plan, design and integrate HP ConvergedSystem offerings into broader cloud, Big Data and virtualization solutions, while mapping physical and virtual workloads onto clients' new HP ConvergedSystem.

HP ConvergedSystem builds on the experience HP gained with HP CloudSystem, the company's purpose-built integrated system for building and managing Clouds, which has been delivered to more than 1,000 customers worldwide. HP CloudSystem was recently rated as a top private Cloud solution by Forrester Research.

HP Converged Storage modernizes and simplifies storage infrastructure with a single approach to primary storage and to data protection and retention. New enhancements to the HP Converged Storage portfolio deliver industry-leading performance and efficiency, making it possible for organisations to accelerate their journey to the New Style of IT.

HP StoreOnce Backup solutions enable customers to efficiently manage exponential data growth by protecting more data in less time, while reducing business risk and work flow disruption with more than four times the back-up performance and up to 10 times faster recovery than its closest competitor.

HP StoreAll Archive helps organizations extract big data actionable insight from large-scale data repositories with simple, integrated search tools that are 100,000 times faster than traditional approaches, in addition to open object storage interfaces that enable next-generation cloud storage applications developed in the Cloud to be deployed securely within the enterprise.

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage brings new levels of affordability at half the cost and lower response times for customers needing high-performance, flash-optimized storage solutions, together with the most advanced quality-of-service-level control for those who might otherwise be stalled by service-level inconsistencies during their deployment of virtualization and IT as a Service for their most critical applications.

HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization and HP ConvergedSystem for Hosted Desktops are currently available worldwide. HP’s global ecosystem of channel partners will be the primary channel for selling HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization. Selected partners will also be certified to perform installations.

Pricing for HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization starts at $136,600. Pricing for HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops starts at $137,999 for 180 users.

HP ConvergedSystem for Vertica is planned to be available by April 2014. HP StoreOnce 6500 Storage systems are expected to be available in January at $375,000. HP StoreOnce Security Pack is available now. HP 3PAR Operating System 3.1.3 is expected to be available in January. HP Priority Optimization software is expected to be available in January as a standalone software license or as part of the Advanced Data Optimization Suite. The new 480GB and 920GB SSDs will be available for purchase this month.

HP StoreAll 8800 Storage will be available in February for a starting price of 97 cents per GB of capacity with three years of 9 to 5 support and all-inclusive software features. HP StoreAll 8200 Gateway Storage will be available in February for $34,650 with three years of 9 to 5 support and all-inclusive software features. HP StoreAll OS v6.5 will be available in January.

All offerings are available worldwide from HP and authorized channel partners.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...