The HP Get Virtual Guarantee Programme promises qualified participants a minimum two times increase in virtual server density by doubling the total virtual machine workload on existing physical servers. This programme can reduce the costs of a customers rapidly growing VMware virtualization environment.
If a two times increase in virtual server density is not achieved, HP will provide participants with the disk capacity and related HP software and support necessary to achieve the guaranteed programme results.
A key component of HP Converged Infrastructure, HP 3PAR Storage delivers high storage-performance levels for the unpredictable workloads typically generated in virtual server environments, as well as in public, private and hybrid Cloud environments. HP 3PAR Storage is integrated with VMware vStorage technologies and combined with unique built-in features such as the HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC, automatic load balancing, wide striping and a Mesh-Active clustered architecture, enabling clients to maintain peak infrastructure performance levels as new virtual servers are brought on-line.
"We needed to significantly boost capacity without adding to the physical or administrative footprint of our virtual server environment", stated Gary Collins, founder and director at Intercept, a hosting service provider. "HP 3PAR Storage was the only system that allowed us to support twice as many virtual machines on each of our physical servers while meeting all of our data center upgrade goals."
"To manage exponential data growth, organisations need a storage architecture that can meet their requirements without increasing data centre size and maintenance expenses", stated Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "HPs Get Virtual Guarantee Program, leveraging high-performance HP 3PAR Storage and VMware Cloud infrastructure, can help our customers maximize physical resource utilization and drive down costs."
The HP Get Virtual Guarantee Programme is available to clients globally through HP and HP-authorized channel partners. To participate in the programme, qualified participants must purchase an HP 3PAR Storage System with HP 3PAR Optimization Suite Software for autonomic load balancing and HP 3PAR System Reporter Software. Clients also must be running VMware vSphere version 4.1 or higher.