HP's Lee said that the expanded HP Converged Cloud offerings included the integration of HP CloudSystem and Microsoft solutions to help clients rapidly transform virtualised resources into self-service private and hybrid cloud environments. "HP CloudSystem optimised for Microsoft provides faster time to value by providing preintegrated solutions that include HP Converged Infrastructure, cloud management from HP, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1."
With HP CloudSystem optimised for Microsoft, customers can streamline and expedite both the service design and provisioning processes using proven templates based on best practices, such as HP Cloud Maps, and virtually eliminate common risks associated with cloud deployments, he said. "This solution also includes increased efficiency in storage management with HP 3PAR autonomic thin provisioning, automated data tiering and non-disruptive data mobility features."
In addition, for medium businesses looking for an economical entry point to cloud computing, HP and Microsoft have worked together to deliver a two-node HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture. This solution combines HP Converged Infrastructure with 'shared nothing' live migration, Hyper-V replica and the other breakthrough capabilities of Windows Server 2012, optimally balancing price and simplicity with performance, manageability and high availability.
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