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Building a solution can be challenging and time consuming. It is easier to leverage the configurations HP has developed with partners for fast and secure deployment. The selector allows to you fine-tune your search so you find the solution that meets your individual requirement. The solutions come in multiple flavors:

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Archiving

iTernity iCAS

Gain Business Continuity by protecting crucial application data against manipulation, silent data corruption and unauthorized deletion.

iTernity Compliant Archive Software (iCAS) is an enterprise archive and data protection software that helps organizations store data flexible and securely. Built upon industry standards and Windows platforms and supporting the complet HP Storage portfolio iCAS offers the adaptability todays IT departments need.

iCAS works as a compliance layer between business applications and storage platforms and complements both with special archiving and data management features like data replication, encryption, continuous data self-healing and compliance-cloud support.

iCAS offers application providers and customers a highly reliable, powerful and secure solution for long-term compliant storage of crucial data. Easy to implement, run and maintain iCAS in combination with HP Storage protects IT-investments and provides a more efficient usage of storage capacities.

Solution Brief Your key to regulatory compliance for archived data
Technical White Paper HP StoreAll Storage with iTernity Compliant Archive Solution
Case study Deloitte consolidates archiving with iCAS on HP CI
Brochure Your key to legally compliant data archiving.

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Big Data

Hadoop

Big Data for Big Profits

HP offers you a choice of reference architectures (RAs) for Apache Hadoop with the three leading distributions: - Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR. These RAs are available on DL380 and SL4500 platforms, offering you additional choice as you build your own Hadoop ecosystem.

HP has decades of experience managing high performance computing projects and some of the world's largest Hadoop deployments. Our own HP Cluster Management Utility software offers unparalleled, push-button scale out and 3D real-time visualization that can streamline your lifecycle and performance management efforts. With Vertica you have an option to lower latency SQL analytics to augment your existing investment in Hadoop. Links to HP Vertica software extend the value of your managed Hadoop cluster through real-time structured data analytics, easy set-up, and an extensive ecosystem of analytic tools. Lastly, HP Technology and Enterprise Services can help plan and implement your own roadmap for Hadoop within a well-orchestrated information management framework.

By incorporating and documenting HP best practices, we take the guesswork out of choosing configurations for optimal performance.

Hadoop website

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Microsoft Analytics Platform

Allows enterprises worldwide to conveniently and cost-effectively implement Big Data with confidence from the two market leaders.
The HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform is designed by HP and Microsoft to deliver high performance, throughput, and capacity to help to cope with increasing volumes of data, time and resource-intensive deployments and constant management demands. Scalability and massively parallel processing (MPP) support high-volume data demands and Hadoop all seamlessly in one appliance.

End-to-end integration, shortens deployment from months to days and eases ongoing operations. HP and Microsoft have come together to help enterprises more easily implement big data solutions by designing and delivering a complete solution built on a proven architecture with a fine tuned configuration. The collaborative support model brings faster resolution to issues if they arise. The HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform allows for immediate access to relevant and timely data from across your entire organization, enabling faster and better decisions.

Product details
Microsoft Analytics Platform System website

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Vertica

This solution is for legacy data warehouses that are struggling with unsatisfactory performance, high maintenance costs and adapting to the demands of the new big data IT landscape. The key to being profitable today is to turn data into a competitive advantage. The only way to get the most out of your investment in enterprise data warehouses and Business Intelligence (BI) software is to make sure that your business users are getting the performance, scale and timeliness they desire out of analytics systems.

Vertica can augment your existing data warehouses and BI systems to provide improved performance, seamless scalability, and lower operating costs so you can get the most out of your past and current investments in big data.

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Client Virtualization

Citrix / VMware / NVidia Grid

Graphics Accelerated VDI

The HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade allows you to centralize your organization’s workstation at a lower cost per seat and with the performance your users expect. The computing power in the form of a graphics server blade is located in the data center where it can be more easily, securely, and economically managed.

The results are improved uptime and business continuity, enhanced data center security, and reduced IT costs. This graphics server blade has comprehensive graphics acceleration capabilities for VDI, and provides up to 60% cost reduction per seat compared to previous generation configurations. Additionally, the up-to-3X improvement in user density saves data center power, space, and management time.

Technical specs
Datasheet HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade
Technical white paper: HP Hardware Accelerated Graphics for Desktop Virtualization

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Citrix XenDesktop

Give your mobile/remote workers a reliable, high quality local PC experience with dedicated compute and graphics processing unit (GPU).

This hypervisor-less solution is engineered for today’s mainstream knowledge workers with media-rich applications and business graphics, while also delivering IT requirements for simplicity, lower deployment cost, and energy efficiency.

HDI based on Moonshot CS100 ConvergedSystem for Client Virtualization
Quick Specs
Solution brief

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Citrix XenDesktop with VMware vSphere

Taking efficiency to new heights, HP ConvergedSystem 700x delivers virtualization and supporting infrastructure as complete, extremely efficient, all-in-one systems that are quick and easy to install and use.
Give your mobile/remote workers a reliable, high quality local PC experience with dedicated compute and graphics processing unit (GPU).

This hypervisor-less solution is engineered for today’s mainstream knowledge workers with media-rich applications and business graphics, while also delivering IT requirements for simplicity, lower deployment cost, and energy efficiency.

The HP App Map for Citrix XenDesktop with VMware vSphere builds on the ConvergedSystem 700x platform. Each system includes standardized building blocks of HP BladeSystem, 3PAR StoreServ storage, networking, rack and power, and common management integrated with our partners’ virtualization solutions.

Website for Client Virtualization
Getting started guide
Brief Speed time-to-value for mobility and BYOD - HP App Map for Citrix XenDesktop on ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere
Technical white paper: HP App Map for Citrix XenDesktop on ConvergedSystem 700x Foundation

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Cloud

VirtualWisdom 4 Infrastructure Performance Monitoring platform

With the increasing use of cloud computing, system administrators are facing new challenges. A private cloud – like any other cloud – depends on the efficiency and dependability of the IT infrastructure.

This means that the IT department must look into the capacity requirements of each application in the planning stages of the cloud in order to calculate resources to meet the demand.

Virtual Instruments; VirtualWisdom 4 Infrastructure Performance Monitoring platform measures applications workloads in real-time, guides in the design of the HP Converged Infrastructure, aligns application workloads to the right resources, and proactively protects the cloud HP converged infrastructure to ensure continuous system availability and performance.

VI and HP Converged - HP Cloud Converged Infrastructure

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RHEL OpenStack Platform on ConvergedSystem 700x

When you choose HP ConvergedSystem 700x as the infrastructure for deploying RHEL OpenStack Platform, you take control of building your open private cloud:
All components are fully tested and validated, and that means greatly reduced deployment risk.
You can get your cloud infrastructure ready for production in days. And when you need more capacity, you can add it in just five days.
You’ll enjoy a system that’s fast to deploy, easy to manage, easy to duplicate with repeatable building blocks, and offers high performance to deliver better business outcomes.

Solution brief
White paper Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 OpenStack Platform 5 on HP ConvergedSystem 700x

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Collaboration

Microsoft Lync

With this Lync 2013 Mid Market Reference Architecture (RA), HP delivers a Unified Communications (UC) platform for Microsoft Lync® 2013 deployments of up to 2500 users.

Benefits: enterprise class voice telephony, video conferencing, presence, instant messaging, data sharing, and email.

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Microsoft Exchange

Many organizations are discovering that the demand for larger mailboxes places additional pressure on budgets that are already over-extended.
Available in three configurations, the HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers with Microsoft Exchange 2010 solution includes everything needed to deploy larger mailboxes using significantly less space and energy. These configurations start at about 1500 mailboxes and may be used to scale up to over 10,000 mailboxes using a DAS based architecture.

Microsoft Exchange Proliant

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Microsoft Exchange 2013

HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 are for midsized customers (200–999 users).

You want to give your employees remote access to their emails without using VPN? Get started with UC and look for a solution with redictable, repeatable cost, and performance and built-in high availability?

HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 are based on HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 or DL380 Gen9 with internal drives to support approximately 500 users (with one server).

For bigger solutions HP has Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Servers with building blocks at 2,500, 4,500, and 6,000 mailboxes.

HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Solution briefs and whitepapers

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Compliance

Lequinox™ platform

Lequinox™ platform is a comprehensive solution that executes changing business processes and compliance requirements. It can be integrated into an application, an online service or into a critical process point. This makes your data center, applications, or cloud services all responding to your business policy and to compliance requirements.

There are four primary features of the Lequinox™ platform that bridge business policy requirements and the IT infrastructure that enforces them.

Identity and roles
Identity is controlled by the individuals. They can sign digitally under a delegated role and access services and applications. Organizations can authenticate employees, clients and applications based on references.

Process integrity
The solution is policy-based and protects process and information integrity.
Individuals sign their files locally and act within their access levels. This supports high level of security for cloud-based solutions and for access control management.

Traceability
A receipt is created for each interaction and contains information on who did what and when according to policy. All interacting parties have access to their archive to store their receipts.

Interoperability
All connected individuals and applications can interoperate in different policy environments including different business policies, industry standards or national legislations.

The Art of Automating Compliance
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Consolidation

Microsoft SQL Server

One of today’s larger problems facing IT organizations is reducing data center sprawl and complexity.
In particular, Microsoft® SQL Server Database Servers pose one of the more complex problems, as departments, groups or business units deploy new servers as a new application or workflow process comes online. Over time, IT staff becomes overburdened with the rising management challenges of administering many under-utilized database servers, with various ages and capabilities.

HP ConvergedSystem 700x addresses this problem by providing a balanced, flexible virtualized infrastructure with integrated software, hardware and support, complete with best-in-class management. This provides a solid platform for developing a SQL server consolidation strategy to reduce server counts and streamline management.
The HP ConvergedSystem 700x can also provide a foundation for developing or transitioning into a virtualized SQL Server private cloud for partner, client or in-house applications. The fault tolerance, scalability, and flexibility ensure that the SQL private cloud can easily adapt as client and customer needs change.

Simplify your end-to-end database environment

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Converged Infrastructure

VirtualWisdom 4 Infrastructure Performance Monitoring platform

In combination with HP Converged Platform, Virtual Instrument’s VirtualWisdom 4 Infrastructure Performance Monitoring platform provides embedded performance and diagnostic capabilities for Fiber Channel attached infrastructure to reduce incidents while improving overall quality of service. Virtual Wisdom measures applications workloads in real-time, guides in the design of the HP Converged Infrastructure, aligns application workloads to the right resources, and proactively guarantees system availability and performance.

Characterize workloads before moving to a converged platform by benchmarking I/O size, type to optimize design & implementation
Establish application performance Service Level Objectives SLOs for mission critical workloads
Leverage performance based metrics to drive more efficient capacity planning on infrastructure adoption (optimization of existing + new infrastructure)
Accelerate and guarantee storage transformation initiatives

Infrastructure Performance Management HP Virtual Converged Infrastructure
Performance and Diagnostic Port Solution for Guaranteeing Infrastructure Performance
Infrastructure Performance Management for HP Virtualized Converged Infrastructure

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iTernity iCAS

Gain Business Continuity by protecting crucial application data against manipulation, silent data corruption and unauthorized deletion.

iTernity Compliant Archive Software (iCAS) is an enterprise archive and data protection software that helps organizations store data flexible and securely. Built upon industry standards and Windows platforms and supporting the complet HP Storage portfolio iCAS offers the adaptability todays IT departments need.

iCAS works as a compliance layer between business applications and storage platforms and complements both with special archiving and data management features like data replication, encryption, continuous data self-healing and compliance-cloud support.

iCAS offers application providers and customers a highly reliable, powerful and secure solution for long-term compliant storage of crucial data. Easy to implement, run and maintain iCAS in combination with HP Storage protects IT-investments and provides a more efficient usage of storage capacities.

Solution Brief Your key to regulatory compliance for archived data
Technical White Paper HP StoreAll Storage with iTernity Compliant Archive Solution
Case study Deloitte consolidates archiving with iCAS on HP CI
Brochure Your key to legally compliant data archiving.

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VMWare vSphere with Operations Management

Have you already implemented or started your virtualization journey and are now looking to virtualize customer facing applications (i.e., apps that require high availability and simplified management), or look to virtualize your storage, networking infrastructure ?

HP offers three predefined and tested reference configurations including server, storage, networking, and management analytics with the following benefits:

• Solve specific business challenge of low-cost, simplified management and availability so the customer can virtualize critical applications.

• Provide start point to size and configure the right solution for a customer’s environment.

• Operations Management simplifies the management of the data center with analytics that focus the administrator on metrics that matter.

Confidently choose a proven virtualization solution from two market leaders with extensive joint engineering experience – and minimizes risk in implementing what can be a complex, mission-critical solution.
Realize the benefits of virtualization—including reduced CAPEX/OPEX costs, streamlined application deployment, improved application availability, and simplified IT management.

Solution briefs and whitepapers
HP Flex-Bundles for VMware vSphere with Operations Management

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Microsoft HyperV

These configurations have been designed for midsized customers (50–1,000 users) who are looking to consolidate their existing physical servers on to one HP ProLiant server with virtualization.

If you are looking to increase the utilization of existing servers or are new to virtualization and look to consolidate existing servers to gain efficiencies and increase utilization, these configurations match you need.

You can move existing servers such as a file server, email server, or both onto a ProLiant ML150 Gen9 without reinstalling any applications. This allows you to save space, simplify data back-up, simplify server management, and lower energy costs. Integrated management capabilities make managing the server easy.

The Server configurations range from ProLiant ML150 Gen9, ProLiant DL160 Gen9, ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and include server, storage, networking, Microsoft Hypervisor, and services.

Solution briefs and whitepapers
HP Flex-Bundles for SMB with Microsoft Hyper-V

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First Server Solution

The first Server Solution has been designed for businesses that have no server experience, that are currently managing their critical company data and network on a PC.
If you are in initial stages of technology investment and want to implement a startup database, basic business applications, need file and print sharing, and process/tools for data backup/protection these configurations are best for you.
The configurations are based on MicroServer Gen8, ML310e Gen8 v2, and ML150 Gen9 and come as turnkey solution with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition – easy to deploy and manage, designed for small businesses are price sensitive – do not over-invest for technology requirements today.
The First Server Solutions are tested and certified with Microsoft for easy integration to support a customer’s business as they grow.

Solution briefs and whitepapers
HP Flex-Bundles for SMB First Server Solution with MS WS2012

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Database

Microsoft SQL Server

One of today’s larger problems facing IT organizations is reducing data center sprawl and complexity.
In particular, Microsoft® SQL Server Database Servers pose one of the more complex problems, as departments, groups or business units deploy new servers as a new application or workflow process comes online. Over time, IT staff becomes overburdened with the rising management challenges of administering many under-utilized database servers, with various ages and capabilities.

HP ConvergedSystem 700x addresses this problem by providing a balanced, flexible virtualized infrastructure with integrated software, hardware and support, complete with best-in-class management. This provides a solid platform for developing a SQL server consolidation strategy to reduce server counts and streamline management.
The HP ConvergedSystem 700x can also provide a foundation for developing or transitioning into a virtualized SQL Server private cloud for partner, client or in-house applications. The fault tolerance, scalability, and flexibility ensure that the SQL private cloud can easily adapt as client and customer needs change.

Simplify your end-to-end database environment

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ERP

ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA - Scale Out

The next generation data management platform In-memory technologies like SAP HANA provide a common platform designed for faster big data analytics, a more scalable data warehouse and ability to migrate all business applications to one underlying data base. An optimized data management architecture should be deployed without disruption to unlock operational efficiencies and turn large amounts of data into real-time, actionable business insights. HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA provides the most complete integrated system in the market with features like: Optimized for big data analytics providing 2X faster performance along with industry’s only automated, uninterrupted failover for SAP HANA* Architected to scale as data grows with choice of configurations and deployment options including on-premise, hosted, and Cloud Faster time to value with systems that are easy to configure, quote, order, and deploy - go from order to operations as few as 15 days Speeding problem resolution with integrated system level support for both pro-active and reactive care with a dedicated, single point of contact

HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA website
Quickspecs HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA Scale-out Configurations
Quickspecs HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA Scale-out Configurations

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ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA - Scale up

The next generation data management platform

In-memory technologies like SAP HANA provide a common platform designed for faster big data analytics, a more scalable data warehouse and ability to migrate all business applications to one underlying data base. An optimized data management architecture should be deployed without disruption to unlock operational efficiencies and turn large amounts of data into real-time, actionable business insights.

HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA provides the most complete integrated system in the market with features like:

Optimized for big data analytics providing 2X faster performance along with industry’s only automated, uninterrupted failover for SAP HANA*

Architected to scale as data grows with choice of configurations and deployment options including on-premise, hosted, and Cloud

Faster time to value with systems that are easy to configure, quote, order, and deploy - go from order to operations as few as 15 days

Speeding problem resolution with integrated system level support for both pro-active and reactive care with a dedicated, single point of contact

HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA Scale-up Configurations
Technical white paper HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA Scale-up Configurations solution architecture
ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA website

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Legal Interoperability

Lequinox™ platform

Lequinox™ platform is a comprehensive solution that executes changing business processes and compliance requirements. It can be integrated into an application, an online service or into a critical process point. This makes your data center, applications, or cloud services all responding to your business policy and to compliance requirements.

There are four primary features of the Lequinox™ platform that bridge business policy requirements and the IT infrastructure that enforces them.

Identity and roles
Identity is controlled by the individuals. They can sign digitally under a delegated role and access services and applications. Organizations can authenticate employees, clients and applications based on references.

Process integrity
The solution is policy-based and protects process and information integrity.
Individuals sign their files locally and act within their access levels. This supports high level of security for cloud-based solutions and for access control management.

Traceability
A receipt is created for each interaction and contains information on who did what and when according to policy. All interacting parties have access to their archive to store their receipts.

Interoperability
All connected individuals and applications can interoperate in different policy environments including different business policies, industry standards or national legislations.

The Art of Automating Compliance
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Simulation

MIMIC Web Simulator

The MIMIC Web Simulator creates a scalable virtual lab with hundreds of simulated web servers, up to 10.000 devices, that allows HP customers to easily create a test environment.

Having a virtual and scalable environment enables users to try a variety of scenarios to test applications before deploying. You can be assured that your web services will work properly when deployed across heterogeneous environments. Best of all, you can reduce their lab budget significantly.

The recommended platform is HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 with 32GB RAM and 50G harddisk

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Software Defined Storage

HP SL4540 and Red Hat Storage software (Ceph)

Object storage software solutions are designed to run on industry-standard server platforms, offering lower infrastructure costs and scalability beyond the capacity points of typical file server storage subsystems. Ceph running on HP ProLiant hardware is a comprehensive and cost-effective object storage solution for addressing scale-out storage needs.
HP hardware combined with Ceph on Linux delivers an open source object storage solution that:
• Has software capable of scaling from dozens of terabytes, to exabytes of data and billions of objects
• Lowers upfront solution investment and total cost of ownership (TCO) per gigabyte
• Provides enterprise-class infrastructure monitoring and management
• Does not require cluster software licensing as the cluster is scaled
• Provides a single software-defined storage (SDS) cluster with block, object, and file access
• Uses open source, minimizing concerns about vendor lock-in, and increasing flexibility of hardware and software choice
• Can integrate into an OpenStack deployment

Technical white paper Ceph on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Servers Open source object storage for unstructured data

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HP SL4540 and Red Hat Storage software (Gluster)

Software-defined storage solutions provide a compelling alternative for serving growing amounts of unstructured data in an approach that scales easily in multiple dimensions. Scale-out storage increases performance, capacity, or throughput by adding resources (processors, memory, network interfaces, or spindles) as a loosely coupled system of nodes that work side-by-side, in parallel.

Red Hat Storage Server running on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers offers massive scalability, high performance, and
volume economics for storage of all kinds of unstructured data. In particular, two-node HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers equipped with up to 25 disks per node can offer scalable and cost-effective solutions for a variety of use cases, including:
• Creating a large file and object store
• Deploying an enterprise drop box or cloud storage for service providers
• Establishing a near-line archive

HP Reference Architecture for Red Hat Storage Server on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server

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Video Surveillance

Axis Videosurveillance

Axis cameras fit in the IT ecosystem and interact with Switches, Servers, Storage and Software to provide a full solution while explaining each part of the solution in detail.

Today, large IP Video Surveillance Systems consisting of over 1000 cameras are becoming more common. In a large campus network, or Metro-Area Network the IP video surveillance system is typically overlaid on an infrastructure that has been designed to carry multiple applications and services. Such a network, supporting a significant number of end users, needs to be very reliable, manageable, and scalable.

The demand from users of a system that delivers high-resolution, high-definition, real-time results also put higher requirements on a reliable high-speed IP network infrastructure. To ensure this, network equipment,
cameras, the server/data center, the monitoring center, as well as the VMS all must be working together effectively in harmony. This presents great challenges for the system integrators and engineers. There is no one solution that fits all.

Axis provides a complete range of solutions for a broad spectrum of industry segments and applications. Whether you need a few cameras, or a few thousand, our solutions are easy to install and easy to adapt to changing needs.

Axis solutions
Customer references
Case study: Future proofing upstate: IT opts of Axis network surveillance

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Axis Videosurveillance

Axis cameras fit in the IT ecosystem and interact with Switches, Servers, Storage and Software to provide a full solution while explaining each part of the solution in detail.

Today, large IP Video Surveillance Systems consisting of over 1000 cameras are becoming more common. In a large campus network, or Metro-Area Network the IP video surveillance system is typically overlaid on an infrastructure that has been designed to carry multiple applications and services. Such a network, supporting a significant number of end users, needs to be very reliable, manageable, and scalable.

The demand from users of a system that delivers high-resolution, high-definition, real-time results also put higher requirements on a reliable high-speed IP network infrastructure. To ensure this, network equipment,
cameras, the server/data center, the monitoring center, as well as the VMS all must be working together effectively in harmony. This presents great challenges for the system integrators and engineers. There is no one solution that fits all.

Axis provides a complete range of solutions for a broad spectrum of industry segments and applications. Whether you need a few cameras, or a few thousand, our solutions are easy to install and easy to adapt to changing needs.

Solutions
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Virtualization

VirtualWisdom

Many organizations hesitate to provision their business critical applications on tier II storage or SATA drives for fear that performance won’t meet requirements.

Picking the right storage tier can be risky, because most IT shops do not have the right instrumentation. Or, their information Lifecycle (ILM) and Hierarchy Storage Management (HSM) projects stall because there’s no way to know how tiering will impact users. Or finally, they are hesitant to deploy to private cloud infrastructures for their inability to track and build meaningful SLAs.

With VirtualWisdom, IT organizations have the latency data and other information needed to properly plan and optimize the storage environment so that lower cost tier II storage or SATA drives can provide tier I performance. Organizations combining sophisticated storage planning with our real-time alerting capabilities can prevent user impact as demands change, enabling them to realize huge CAPEX improvements. The organization can use tier II or tier III storage for all applications except those that actually demand tier I attributes.

Using less expensive storage can result in $5K-$10K per terabyte savings and reduce overall storage costs by up to 60%. This benefit is accelerated by the use of storage virtualization techniques, because with virtualization, LUNs can be easily moved without application access disruption.

Critical Infrastructure Audit for an HP Virtual Converged Infrastructure
VI and HP Converged - Benefits of Deploying VirtualWisdom4™ with HP Converged Infrastructure

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Reference Architecture for Red Hat Virtualization

The HP ConvergedSystem Reference Architecture for Red Hat Virtualization combines the HP ConvergedSystem 700x, a proven solution block that speeds virtual server deployments with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, the premier open source virtualization software.
This design forms a compelling, cost-effective platform for consolidating your datacenter Linux systems.

Solution brief
Quick reference card
Product documentation and data sheets
Technical White Paper

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ConvergedSystem 700x VMWare/Microsoft/Red Hat

Does your data center need to scale out better? HP ConvergedSystem 700x offers the fastest, simplest path to converged agility and virtualization. This offering comes in a flexible configuration that can scale to meet most any data center requirements.

HP ConvergedSystem 700x melds HP Converged Infrastructure (CI) with the VMware® vSphere® and Microsoft® Hyper-V® infrastructures. This solution is designed for scalable performance, high availability and manageability for any virtualized application.

And you get increased agility with lower OpEx. Enabling better application performance and availability, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V set the standard in virtualization, while VMware vCenter® and Microsoft System Center automate the management of a broad pool of data center resources.

With HP Converged Infrastructure and management, this combination frees IT to focus on driving innovation.

QuickSpecs
Solution Brief HP ConvergedSystem 700x portfolio
ConvergedSystem 700x website

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ConvergedSystem 700 VMware

HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization leverages proven capabilities of an HP Converged Infrastructure with pre-engineered systems that are simple to buy, manage and support.

This integrated system is built on standard and reliable modular infrastructure blocks including blade based servers and an HP enterprise storage array. If you have 100-1000+ VMs, we can quote and configure your system in 20 minutes, move it to production in 30 days, boost your efficiency by 3x, and reduce your TCO by 28%. The expansion option allows the base system to be expanded in increments containing servers and storage.

The system can support 3 expansion kits which allow the system to be fully populated.

QuickSpecs
White Paper Analyzing the Economic Value of HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization in an Enterprise Environment
Solution Brief Harness the full potential of virtualization

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ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization

HP ConvergedSystem 300 Standard: Optimized for general workloads, this reliable integrated system is built on rack-based servers and HP StoreVirtual VSA to reduce infrastructure acquisition costs.

Optimized for high-performance virtualization workloads, the performance variant provides enhanced processors and more storage yielding better VM performance capabilities per server. Each system supports an expansion option of a similarly configured server with onboard storage that expands the system up to eight servers.

Website ConvergedSystem for Virtualization

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VMWare vSphere with Operations Management

Have you already implemented or started your virtualization journey and are now looking to virtualize customer facing applications (i.e., apps that require high availability and simplified management), or look to virtualize your storage, networking infrastructure ?

HP offers three predefined and tested reference configurations including server, storage, networking, and management analytics with the following benefits:

• Solve specific business challenge of low-cost, simplified management and availability so the customer can virtualize critical applications.

• Provide start point to size and configure the right solution for a customer’s environment.

• Operations Management simplifies the management of the data center with analytics that focus the administrator on metrics that matter.

Confidently choose a proven virtualization solution from two market leaders with extensive joint engineering experience – and minimizes risk in implementing what can be a complex, mission-critical solution.
Realize the benefits of virtualization—including reduced CAPEX/OPEX costs, streamlined application deployment, improved application availability, and simplified IT management.

Solution briefs and whitepapers
HP Flex-Bundles for VMware vSphere with Operations Management

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Microsoft HyperV

These configurations have been designed for midsized customers (50–1,000 users) who are looking to consolidate their existing physical servers on to one HP ProLiant server with virtualization.

If you are looking to increase the utilization of existing servers or are new to virtualization and look to consolidate existing servers to gain efficiencies and increase utilization, these configurations match you need.

You can move existing servers such as a file server, email server, or both onto a ProLiant ML150 Gen9 without reinstalling any applications. This allows you to save space, simplify data back-up, simplify server management, and lower energy costs. Integrated management capabilities make managing the server easy.

The Server configurations range from ProLiant ML150 Gen9, ProLiant DL160 Gen9, ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and include server, storage, networking, Microsoft Hypervisor, and services.

Solution briefs and whitepapers
HP Flex-Bundles for SMB with Microsoft Hyper-V

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