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Primeur weekly 2014-10-20

Special

High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification ...

Cash flow calculations using Monte Carlo simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and SAP partner to accelerate enterprise Cloud adoption ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch survey on EU-Brazil co-operation in the area of ICT - Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

Big Data Value Association and European Commision sign Big Data Public Private Partnership ...

New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains ...

Symposium on HPC and Data-Intensive Applications in Earth Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities@ICTP ...

Jülich renews co-operation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member ...

PRACE supports HPC for Health ...

HP and VMware dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO: RAIL ...

Supermicro highlights VMware EVO: RAIL, FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready nodes and NVIDIA GRID vGPU SuperServer at VMworld Barcelona ...

Calling on universities to submit their HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition application ...

PRACE SHAPE and NSilico pool HPC knowledge to develop faster sequencing methods ...

A novel platform for future spintronic technologies ...

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes' ...

USFlash

New SGI UV for SAP HANA enables real-time business for large enterprises ...

Cray adds new advanced analytics solution to its Big Data product portfolio ...

Australian teams set new records for silicon quantum computing ...

IBM announces first commercial application of IBM Watson in Africa ...

Among DOE supercomputing facilities, NERSC is at the forefront of data management and storage innovations ...

SC14 announces ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC Fellowships ...

Fujitsu partners with Singapore to set up Centre of Excellence for sustainable urbanisation ...

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics ...

Australian volcanic mystery explained ...

Supermicro enhances VMware EVO: RAIL and Virtual SAN offerings with Nexenta ...

Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries ...

HP and VMware dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO: RAIL

14 Oct 2014 Barcelona - HP and VMware are expanding their longstanding partnership to deliver HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance powered by VMware EVO: RAIL. The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL will provide midmarket and enterprises a radically simplified approach to purchasing, deploying, scaling and securing support for their software-defined IT infrastructure.

As organisations migrate from inefficient legacy systems, the complexities associated with building virtual infrastructure is fueling a 33 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the integrated systems market, which IDC estimates will grow from $5.4 billion in 2013 to $14.3 billion by 2017. Hyper-converged systems are the next phase of the converged infrastructure evolution, aimed to help midsize businesses that require flexible, open architecture to simplify IT operations and transform the speed and efficiency of application service delivery.

"This collaboration between HP and VMware to deliver EVO: RAIL will provide organizations with an innovative approach to driving better business outcomes through a software-defined data centre architecture", stated Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware. "Together, HP and VMware are helping customers dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services while lowering operating expenses."

Hyper-convergence introduces a new IT infrastructure delivery and consumption model with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, network, storage and management resources seamlessly. HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL promises to provide businesses a cost-effective solution to improve service deployment and new workload efficiencies. Customers will be able to quickly deploy a single appliance, enabling faster response times to business demands, simplified infrastructure administration and reduced operating costs.

"Today businesses are looking for more efficient ways to speed time to application and service delivery that reduce the strain on existing infrastructure", stated Nariman Teymourian, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Systems, HP. "Our collaboration with VMware to deliver hyper-converged infrastructure reinforces our commitment to provide customers superior technology choices as they migrate from inefficient legacy systems to modern integrated infrastructure."

The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL features a pre-integrated, pre-tested 100 percent VMware software stack, to provide high availability at both the compute and storage layers, with VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vRealize Log Insight - formerly vCenter Log Insight, and the EVO: RAIL engine. VMware EVO: RAIL integrates these technologies to greatly simplify by consolidating IT resources into a single appliance, eliminating the need for complex integration and enabling new applications to come online quickly.

The EVO: RAIL engine radically simplifies appliance scale-out, management and operations. Customers benefit from time to value to first virtual machine in minutes, as well as non-disruptive patching and upgrades of the appliance. Software-defined infrastructure services can be deployed rapidly and in a repeatable reliable fashion starting with one appliance of four nodes and growing to four appliances of 16 nodes.

In addition, HP and VMware are jointly collaborating to extend HP OneView, an innovative management platform for convergence, to EVO: RAIL to offer customers greater efficiencies and an integrated experience. Architected for simplicity and convergence, in future releases HP OneView will be able to directly manage the EVO: RAIL appliance to help unify the management of the hyper-converged and traditional infrastructure deployments.

HP's new ConvergedSystem 200 line of hyper-converged solutions will feature two new solutions - an HP EVO: RAIL version and an HP StoreVirtual version, offering customers greater choice and flexibility.

HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2015. Pricing will be announced at general availability.

Customers can purchase HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL as a single SKU covering hardware, software and support and services costs directly from HP's channel. HP will provide customers with single point-of-contact support for this hyper-converged infrastructure appliance.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2014-10-20

Special

High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification ...

Cash flow calculations using Monte Carlo simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and SAP partner to accelerate enterprise Cloud adoption ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch survey on EU-Brazil co-operation in the area of ICT - Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

Big Data Value Association and European Commision sign Big Data Public Private Partnership ...

New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains ...

Symposium on HPC and Data-Intensive Applications in Earth Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities@ICTP ...

Jülich renews co-operation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member ...

PRACE supports HPC for Health ...

HP and VMware dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO: RAIL ...

Supermicro highlights VMware EVO: RAIL, FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready nodes and NVIDIA GRID vGPU SuperServer at VMworld Barcelona ...

Calling on universities to submit their HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition application ...

PRACE SHAPE and NSilico pool HPC knowledge to develop faster sequencing methods ...

A novel platform for future spintronic technologies ...

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes' ...

USFlash

New SGI UV for SAP HANA enables real-time business for large enterprises ...

Cray adds new advanced analytics solution to its Big Data product portfolio ...

Australian teams set new records for silicon quantum computing ...

IBM announces first commercial application of IBM Watson in Africa ...

Among DOE supercomputing facilities, NERSC is at the forefront of data management and storage innovations ...

SC14 announces ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC Fellowships ...

Fujitsu partners with Singapore to set up Centre of Excellence for sustainable urbanisation ...

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics ...

Australian volcanic mystery explained ...

Supermicro enhances VMware EVO: RAIL and Virtual SAN offerings with Nexenta ...

Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries ...