HP + Emulex + Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2: Best-In-Class Solutions
HP + Emulex Virtualization Solutions with Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
Virtualization is a key element of every company's IT infrastructure. Taking an IT-centric approach to virtualization - addressing only discrete projects and business services -- can limit benefits. HP, Emulex and Microsoft help companies take a comprehensive approach to virtualization in order to deliver applications and business services more quickly, put unused data center capacity to work on business priorities, and enhance availability, continuity, and security.
HP, Emulex and Microsoft Hyper-V Server virtualization solutions are a combination of hypervisor, management software, servers, storage and services that can be used to create a highly optimized virtualized environment. In this environment, multiple physical machines running different types of operating systems like Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, can be consolidated onto fewer physical servers.
The integrated solutions allow customers to save money on supporting and managing systems which are underutilized which reduces costs for labor, hardware, maintenance, power and cooling. In addition it allows for optimal usage of multiple systems with management tools that will support quick migration of applications from one physical server to another with minimal downtime.
HP ProLiant, HP BladeSystem servers, HP StorageWorks arrays and Emulex adapters are part of the industry's most complete platform designed for virtualization - broadly supporting Microsoft Hyper-V. HP ProLiant is Microsoft's development platform testing and development of Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Moreover, HP ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade is the world's first server blade designed specifically to host virtual machines. The BL495c coupled with Emulex HBAs is the ideal platform for virtualized environments that require significant memory, data storage and network connections to optimize server performance.