Posted: 21 Sep 2012 05:06 AM PDT
HP today announced the HP Get Virtual Guarantee Program,(1) enabling clients to improve server virtualization return on investment by doubling physical server virtual machine performance when deploying HP 3PAR Storage in VMware environments.
The HP Get Virtual Guarantee Program promises qualified participants a minimum two times increase(2) in virtual server density by doubling the total virtual machine workload on existing physical servers. This program can reduce the costs of a customer’s 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 program results.(1)
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 online.
“We needed to significantly boost capacity without adding to the physical or administrative footprint of our virtual server environment,” said 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, organizations need a storage architecture that can meet their requirements without increasing data center size and maintenance expenses,” Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “HP’s 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 Program is available to clients globally through HP and HP-authorized channel partners. To participate in the program, 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.
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(1) This news release is intended to highlight certain aspects of our Get Virtual Guarantee and does not contain the full terms, conditions, limitations, definitions, and other provisions (“Terms”) of the Get Virtual Guarantee. The Terms shall be contained in a written Get Virtual Guarantee Terms and Conditions which shall take precedence over the above. Qualification for the Get Virtual Guarantee is subject to your acceptance of the Get Virtual Guarantee terms and conditions and compliance with such terms. A copy of the Get Virtual Guarantee Terms and Conditions will be provided by HP sales representatives.
(2) Clients deploying HP 3PAR systems with VMware vSphere, version 4.1 or later are guaranteed a 2x increase in virtual machine density on physical servers in comparison to their VM density with previously installed storage.