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Primeur weekly 2014-06-16

The Cloud

Red Hat unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, redefining the enterprise operating system ...

IBM launches new Cloud data centres for government workloads ...

HP unveils global open network for Cloud services ...

Oracle delivers latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

IBM drives integration of open technologies to foster Cloud adoption ...

HP extends persistent data protection from data centre to Cloud with encryption innovations ...

HP introduces thin client solutions delivering increased performance and flexibility for Cloud environments ...

Light touch, simple, consumer-like user experiences on smartphones and tablets usher in next generation of Oracle applications Cloud ...

IBM and SAP expand partnership to bring SAP applications to the SoftLayer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

International supercomputing community to gather in Leipzig from June 22-26 ...

PREFORMA project to launch call for tender - 2.805.000 euro funding for future memory standards ...

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials ...

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems climbs to no. 34 on the 2014 PROFIT 500 ranking ...

New hi-tech approach to studying sedimentary basins ...

Scientists use "Big Bang" supercomputer to build better jet engine ...

HP makes enterprise architecture of the future a reality ...

IBM announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge winners ...

IBM Watson and Genesys partner to power smarter customer experiences ...

Oracle Database In-Memory powers the real-time enterprise ...

Contextuality puts the 'magic' in quantum computing ...

IBM ships POWER8 Power system servers to provide clients an open platform for Big Data ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops record-breaking 56 Gbps receiver circuit for communications between CPUs ...

Oracle announces new, highly optimized x86 servers ...

Oracle Database In-Memory lets ISVs easily deliver applications for the real-time enterprise ...

HP makes enterprise architecture of the future a reality

9 Jun 2014 Las Vegas - HP has introduced new innovations and sustainable enterprise infrastructure solutions that deliver the simplicity, efficiency and investment protection organisations need to bridge the data centre technologies of today and tomorrow. Big Data, mobility, security and Cloud computing are forcing organisations to rethink their approach to technology, causing them to invest heavily in IT infrastructure. According to Gartner, "Data centre hardware spending from new types of products and new types of Big Data deployments will reach $9.4 billion in 2014." (Gartner, "For Future Business Agility, Embed the Impacts of Big Data Into Your Infrastructure Sourcing Strategy", March 2014.)

HP is helping enterprises create a foundation for the next generation of enterprise architecture with new solutions and services that address power and physical constraints, accelerate applications, simplify management, create efficiencies and enhance agility - while also lowering IT and operational expenses. The new offerings, which enable a software-defined data centre that is supported by cloud delivery models and built on a converged infrastructure that spans compute, storage and network technologies, include:

  • High-performance computing (HPC) offerings, including HP Apollo HPC systems, capable of delivering breakthrough performance while using less space and energy.
  • Enhancements to the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreOnce Backup family accelerate mission-critical applications and eliminate complex back-up silos.
  • Networking offerings like the HP Virtual Cloud Networking (VCN) SDN Application, designed to simplify the transition to a software-defined data centre.
  • The enhanced HP ConvergedSystem platform for IT-as-a-Service, which offers increased performance with radically reduced cost, time and complexity.
  • HP Datacenter Care Flexible Capacity, a pay-as-you-go model that removes the boundaries between data centre and Cloud resources for easy management of a hybrid IT environment.

"As customers look ahead, they need business outcome–driven infrastructure that enables the New Style of IT", stated Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP. "With the products and services we are launching at Discover, HP is reducing complexity for customers while speeding time to value."

HPC enables critical breakthroughs in science and engineering, and use of the technology is expanding beyond governments and academia to enterprises, where it can help them enhance research and development efforts while gaining a competitive edge. However, many organisations aren't equipped to handle the massive compute demands required by traditional HPC systems.

HP is addressing these space, power and data centre efficiency challenges with the introduction of HP Apollo, a new family of HPC solutions that brings the power of HPC to organisations of all sizes. These new servers combine a modular design with innovative power distribution and air- and liquid-cooling techniques for extreme performance at rack scale, providing up to four times more performance per square foot than standard rack servers. Based on HP internal estimates. Apollo f8000 provides 4x more teraflops per square foot than IBM 1U rack servers, based on rack and power density, assuming the same processors.

HP also introduced HP Helion Self-Service HPC, a private Cloud solution based on the HP Helion OpenStack Cloud platform that provides a self-service portal containing HPC resources via a user-friendly application interface.

HP is helping customers accelerate the transition to a next-generation IT infrastructure while maintaining business continuity and simplicity with enhanced offerings that provide ease of management from data creation throughout the life cycle:

  • The all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage array delivers flash storage at under $2 per usable gigabyte via inline deduplication without compromising performance or guaranteed 99.9999 percent data availability.
  • New back-up, recovery and archive (BURA) solutions, including enhancements to the HP StoreOnce Backup family. These offerings eliminate the requirement to manage isolated single node back-up targets, enabling customers to protect increasing volumes of data while simplifying data management.

Organisations wrestling with the complexity of a legacy network architecture are prevented from unleashing the full potential of the Cloud. Transitioning to software-defined networking (SDN) provides the flexibility an enterprise needs to ensure success in the Cloud and bring simplicity and agility to the data centre network. The new HP Virtual Cloud Networking SDN Application and HP FlexFabric Datacenter 7900 series switch rapidly virtualize the data centre, enabling customers to deploy and optimize secure, isolated Cloud networks in minutes vs. months. In addition, HP Trusted Network Transformation is an end-to-end approach that provides customers the confidence to successfully transform their datacenter network while maintaining business continuity.

To meet growing business demands for service delivery and serve as a driver of profitable opportunities, IT administrators need to automate delivery and operations of IT services, all within an infrastructure that requires fewer resources to support it.

To help organisations achieve this transformation, HP has refreshed HP OneView with enhancements that enable customers to leverage a software-defined converged management approach within their data centre. HP OneView automates routine IT tasks, reduces IT operational expenses and speeds response times to business needs, improving efficiency and reducing operational costs. A key enhancement to HP OneView includes extended management across HP 3PAR storage and support flexible storage resource pools with converging automation of servers and storage.

HP also has integrated HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization with HP OneView, delivering a common management platform across servers, storage, networking and third-party software, enabling customers to deploy and automate the management of their IT environment in as little as 20 days.

A hybrid IT environment delivers business agility and flexibility but needs to offer shared pools of resources onsite and from the public Cloud to be efficient. HP Datacenter Care Flexible Capacity, a new, pay-as-you-go solution from HP Technology Services, delivers a public Cloud experience with the benefits of public and/or on-premises IT. With flexible pricing models, scalability and flexible usage across the data centre, customers can gain the benefits of a public Cloud, on-premises or hybrid delivery model to retain control and improve security, while maintaining an enterprise-quality support experience.

HP Apollo 6000 and HP Apollo 8000 will be available from HP and channel partners beginning June 10. HP 3PAR StoreServ 1.92TB cMLC drives are expected to be available in July for $14,315 per drive. HP StoreOnce 6500 starts at $375,000 and HP Federated Catalyst starts at $37,500 per couplet for the HP StoreOnce 6500. Both are available in July.

HP Virtual Cloud Networking SDN Application will be available in August as part of HP Helion OpenStack. HP FlexFabric 7900 switch series starts at $55,500 and is available now. HP Trusted Network Transformation is available now with customized solution pricing.

The enhanced HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization offerings is currently available today for the starting price of $170,000. The enhanced HP OneView also is currently available for the starting price of $699. HP Datacenter Care Flexible Capacity is available now globally.

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

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Primeur weekly 2014-06-16

The Cloud

Red Hat unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, redefining the enterprise operating system ...

IBM launches new Cloud data centres for government workloads ...

HP unveils global open network for Cloud services ...

Oracle delivers latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

IBM drives integration of open technologies to foster Cloud adoption ...

HP extends persistent data protection from data centre to Cloud with encryption innovations ...

HP introduces thin client solutions delivering increased performance and flexibility for Cloud environments ...

Light touch, simple, consumer-like user experiences on smartphones and tablets usher in next generation of Oracle applications Cloud ...

IBM and SAP expand partnership to bring SAP applications to the SoftLayer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

International supercomputing community to gather in Leipzig from June 22-26 ...

PREFORMA project to launch call for tender - 2.805.000 euro funding for future memory standards ...

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials ...

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems climbs to no. 34 on the 2014 PROFIT 500 ranking ...

New hi-tech approach to studying sedimentary basins ...

Scientists use "Big Bang" supercomputer to build better jet engine ...

HP makes enterprise architecture of the future a reality ...

IBM announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge winners ...

IBM Watson and Genesys partner to power smarter customer experiences ...

Oracle Database In-Memory powers the real-time enterprise ...

Contextuality puts the 'magic' in quantum computing ...

IBM ships POWER8 Power system servers to provide clients an open platform for Big Data ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops record-breaking 56 Gbps receiver circuit for communications between CPUs ...

Oracle announces new, highly optimized x86 servers ...

Oracle Database In-Memory lets ISVs easily deliver applications for the real-time enterprise ...