What is virtualization?
When it is time to upgrade your servers or add applications, consider a virtual server: a single managed server running multiple operating systems. Your virtual server will be hardware independent. When planned or unplanned downtime occurs, your virtual server can easily be moved to another host to keep your business up and running.
How to get started with virtualization for your business
Virtualization can help reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT management. Getting started with virtualization for your organization can be challenging. You need to find the appropriate software, network, server, and storage configurations. Some marketplace solutions billed as “simple” may actually reduce availability and limit scalability— leaving you to figure out how to put it all together.
HP and Microsoft deliver the industry’s most comprehensive virtualization solutions across clients, servers, storage, networks, and applications. These integrated solutions lower costs, increase ROI, and reduce your risks of implementation. With unified management that supports both physical and virtual resources for Windows and heterogeneous environments, HP and Microsoft are reducing the complexity caused by virtualization, along with the need for disparate management tools.
HP Virtualization Smart Bundles with MicroSoft Hyper-V
With HP Smart Bundles, virtualization is better than ever. We can help you jump-start your project with simplified virtualization solutions that are predefined and validated, yet flexible enough for you to choose a solution, meeting your application availability and capacity needs.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Hyper-V allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine.
As the top-selling industry-standard server brand, new generation HP ProLiant servers let you deploy virtual machines with confidence.
Terminal offers a complete single-provider solution including:
- HP ProLiant ML, DL, BL multiprocessor servers—for increased operational efficiency and managing system complexity: available in HP BladeSystem or rackmount models
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V™
- Microsoft® System Center products—Microsoft® System Center Essentials, Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager Workgroup Edition, Microsoft® System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE), and Microsoft® System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD)
- HP Insight Control Environment (ICE)—to maximize the management capabilities of the ProLiant product family
- HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)—Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced provides ultimate remote control of system resources located in data centers and remote sites.
- HP Virtual Connect (for blade environments)—simplifies local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) infrastructures
- HP StorageWorks—including internal and external disk storage, network-attached storage (NAS) and SAN arrays
What Virtualization Means to You and Your Business
- Complete and trustworthy solution. HP and Microsoft offer a complete end-to-end solution. This means customers don’t have to piece together their own solutions; they are guaranteed a hardware, software, and management combination that works seamlessly.
- Cost-saving benefits: lower TCO, maximize ROI. The “one server, one application” approach traditionally used by companies increases the costs of hardware and maintenance, as well as heating and cooling. Virtualization helps businesses reduce their total cost of ownership by running more than one application per server, making virtualization solutions more economical, easier to purchase, and simpler to deploy and manage.
- Reduced complexity and control over server sprawl. Many companies experience space problems and server sprawl in their data centers. Also, many discover that their current servers are underutilized and are actively looking for consolidation solutions. HP and Microsoft simplify new virtualization deployments with unified management tools for both physical and virtual resources. The joint solutions further reduce complexity with automated provisioning and integrated management of shared server, storage, and networking resources.
- Reduced risk of implementation. Customers can rely on HP/Microsoft Frontline Partner Terminal who is qualified and skilled in both technologies. Backed by two industry leaders, HP and Microsoft, customers can rest assured they have local experts with the knowledge, experience, and support they need to make an easy transition to a virtualized environment.
Typical Virtualization Customers
Typical customers are midsized businesses with these characteristics:
- Between 1 and 5 IT staff and 5 and 500 servers
- Average between 250 and 700 employees
- Looking for ways to cut IT costs through virtualization or server consolidation
- Looking for ways to increase application availability and customer service levels
Contact a Terminal representative today for a quote and free needs assessment.