The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
Storage virtualization has been around for several decades. While technologies have advanced and capabilities have become more sophisticated over time, the motivations for virtualizing resources and the anticipated benefits have remained relatively stable. Storage virtualization continues to be an important topic because it addresses a number of significant challenges.
The HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) product family offers midsize to enterprise size customers leading performance, high capacity, and high-availability storage solutions for reducing IT costs and complexity. The EVA provides virtualized storage enabling capacity pooling, simplified management, automatic performance load balancing, dynamic configuration, and re-configuration.
HP is increasingly demonstrating that its vision includes positioning itself as an innovator at the high end especially with respect to managing heterogeneous storage assets. HP appears to be a leading proponent of avoiding dreams of owning the entire data center storage infrastructure. Rather its aim appears to add customer value by recognizing and accommodating the diversity of installed storage assets at customer sites.
To stay competitive in today's business climate, organizations must find ways to meet their business needs while controlling IT costs. IT departments face flat budgets and, at the same time, find that their organizations have become increasingly dependent on uninterrupted access to business-critical data. In today's world, prudent IT administrators prepare to recover from two types of disasters as part of a complete Business Continuity and Availability (BC and A) plan.
This paper provides a comprehensive set of test-proven best practices for properly configuring, deploying, and operating an Oracle 10g database on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array (XP12000) in an HP-UX environment using HP StorageWorks XP Continuous Access Software as the remote copy infrastructure.
HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays are enterprise-class storage systems that deliver dependable performance for environments where downtime is not an option. Complete redundancy throughout the architecture provides non-disruptive online upgrades and no single point of failure so you can count on your data being available.
In this video, at a high-tech ballistics center managed by National Technical Systems in Camden, Arkansas, HP simulated a gas leak using real explosives to blow up a data center. Every system failed-over after the explosion in less than two minutes—including data on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array which failed over flawlessly to an HP StorageWorks XP24000 Disk Array.
HP is pleased to introduce disk encryption for the HP StorageWorks XP24000 and HP StorageWorks XP20000 Disk Arrays. This white paper describes the encryption feature including the background of what the challenge is that the product addresses, what the feature consists of and how it is ordered.
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
Crest Animation, a full-service animation studio based in India, has been growing rapidly and expanding its market by working on full-length feature movies. In order to take on an increased workload, the company needed to upgrade its storage infrastructure. The company was looking for a storage solution that was robust and scalable, that would eliminate bottlenecks, and that could grow quickly. Read this case study to learn how Crest Animation implemented a scalable storage solution with a unified, high-performance, highly reliable infrastructure that is bottleneck-free.
In terms of health care IT, what does the next five years look like? The IT team at Harvard Medical School — Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG) has focused its efforts on building a viable IT foundation with the right hardware and innovative software. The team also hopes to ensure that IT is not a constraining factor in realizing the benefits of next-generation sequencing technologies. Read this white paper to learn how HPCGG is implementing a cost-effective storage system that can integrate with its existing cluster environment for exponentially faster data access.
Medical research is surging into the 21st Century, and includes the dawn of personalized medicine. The realization of personalized medicine is being driven by the increasing speed and dropping costs of gene sequencing. These new technologies for rapid sequencing have created a dramatic need for storage technologies that will radically increase the speed, while reducing costs for research storage. Read this white paper to learn how the exponential growth in genome-mapping data has spawned the growth in affordable, petabyte-capacity storage solutions that can scale as quickly as the data is produced.
We've all heard that data is growing at an unprecedented rate. And anyone in business also knows how critical it is to store, retrieve and archive data efficiently and cost-effectively. However, with a storage system's total cost of ownership often running significantly higher than its purchase price, where can you possibly lower costs? The answer lies in maintenance, labor, and power and cooling. To get the best and the most storage for your dollar, read this online article to consider the ramifications of these three cost-impacting factors: provisioning capabilities, energy efficiency and data reduction features.
Enterprise storage managers sometimes encounter misconceptions about the storage grid, which is a flexible new approach to enterprise storage. To help define the benefits of this new technology - as well as to clarify what a storage grid is not - read this online article to consider a handful of research observations from leading storage industry analysts.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
This white paper, created for solutions architects, engineers, and project managers, contains planning information to help customers effectively plan a VMware Infrastructure running on HP ProLiant servers, HP StorageWorks storage solutions, and HP ProLiant Essentials management software components.
Maximize the return on your VMware virtualization investment. With HP and VMware solutions, you can simplify, optimize, and save in your VMware environment with the right infrastructure to store, protect, and manage your virtual servers, desktops, and data.
This white paper describes a set of best practices to deploy a 1,500-user virtualized Exchange 2007 environment using VMware® ESXT 3.5. Specifically, this project demonstrates how to configure and deploy the Exchange 2007 Mailbox, Hub Transport, and Client Access server roles onto individual VMware virtual machines (VMs), which in turn are deployed onto a single VMware ESX Server. The environment includes HP ProLiant c-Class Blade servers connected to an HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) Disk Array.
Simplify operations and maximize efficiency with the HP StorageWorks SVSP. This white paper describes the powerful combination of HP StorageWorks SVSP storage virtualization solution with server virtualization products to produce a more dynamic IT infrastructure that improves efficiencies and simplifies operations. The rapid proliferation of server virtualization technologies (especially VMware) is due to the value of easily consolidating many servers and applications, into a single physical device, allowing many instances to run on a common hardware platform. In this manner, it is possible to take tens-or even hundreds-of underutilized physical servers and consolidate them into a few easy-to-manage servers while maintaining the logical separation between each application.
When deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, there are a number of factors that must be addressed to ensure a successful application deployment. Click here to receive a guide to design and configuration of the EVA8000 for Exchange Server 2003 deployments.
This white paper looks at what it takes to deliver a broad set of network storage solutions that address the ongoing needs of IT managers while accommodating their current business requirements. Learn more today!
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