HP unveils in Cebu products to ease move to the ‘cloud’

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


THE need for organizations to deliver services at the soonest possible time has spurred a technology company to make improvements on its equipment to allow their clients to move to the cloud.

HP Enteprise introduced in Cebu yesterday new offerings in storage and networking that officials said will help ease the way systems are managed and quicken the processes required of their systems.

Ryan Guadalquiver, managing director of HP Philippines, said these new products are advantageous to business as they simplify the management of storage, networks and servers, optimizing these for the cloud.

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Converged

He said data centers of the future will be built on converged infrastructure.

Justin Chiah, product marketing manager of HP Networking, introduced FlexNetwork, which offers increased flexibility needed to keep pace with the demands of globalization and IT consumerization.

These networking solutions for virtualization, multimedia applications and enterprise mobility are made to simplify the switch to new Internet protocols, the 10-gigabit Ethernet networking standard and virtualized branch services.

He said that these days, the explosion of mobile devices have changed the way networks are run and that data centers have to be able to cater to both wired and wireless applications.

The HP FlexFabric solutions for the data center include the 10 GbE HP 5900 top of rack
switch and the updated HP 12500 switch series, which is said to improve server-to-server traffic by up to 80 percent.

The HP FlexCampus, he said, are the new HP 3800 stackable switches that provide 450 percent higher performance and new reference architecture that unifies wired and wireless networks to support mobility and high-bandwidth multi-media applications.

Chiah also introduced HP FlexManagement, which connects users to certain applications with the HP Intelligent Management Center, allowing access to mobile devices while controlling who has access to it.

The company said that these specialized services facilitate the move to IPv6 while simplifying the transition to make sure the business continues and risk is minimized.

All industries

For his part, HP Storage Philippines product manager Charles Ty introduced product offerings in its converged storage with HP Peer Motion, federated storage software that allow users to move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.

Both Chiah and Ty assured that that the technologies they introduced are not just for big companies.

Chiah said systems such as theirs do not have to be for big companies but for those in need of faster networking requirements, such as small scale graphic design companies.

He believes almost all industries benefit from this, such as financial institutions, education, hospitality, telecommunications and manufacturing.

He added that their systems are being used in the International Space Station and that the ISS did not request for customization, using systems that other companies are using.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 19, 2011.

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