HP announces new virtualization software solutions to automate the movement of virtual machines and data in cloud environment
PALO ALTO, USA: HP announced new virtualization software solutions, Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI), Multitenant Device Context (MDC) and StoreVirtual virtual storage appliance (VSA) for cloud migration.
The company says that these new solutions will simplify, automate and secure the movement of virtual machines (VMs) and data in cloud environments.
In legacy infrastructures, moving a VM workload such as a Microsoft Exchange application between data centres requires hundreds of complex, manual device-level configuration steps. Data mobility is similarly challenging because storage requires a physical deployment that consumes floor space, power, cooling and infrastructure investment, which locks clients into a proprietary environment.
HP EVI can offer 'single touch' interconnectivity of up to eight geographically dispersed data centres in minutes, eliminating manual configuration tasks.
HP MDC software delivers increased security for multitenant cloud applications, eliminating the comingling of data from different applications or departments.
HP VSA increases flexibility by allowing clients to easily build storage pools on any x86 server using VMware vSphere or Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisors. As a result, clients can move data across heterogeneous servers, hypervisors and data centre locations.
"Clients are seeking a more flexible virtualized environment that enables mobility of virtual machines and data services across the enterprise," said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager, Networking, HP.
Clients can optimize server and storage resources to perform workload mobility or disaster recovery by linking the software in HP EVI from one data center to another.
HP Ethernet Virtual Interconnect and HP Multitenant Device Context will be available worldwide this fall as software upgrades for the HP FlexFabric core switches.
HP StoreVirtual VSA will be available worldwide in September with a starting US list price of $700 per license when purchased in multilicense packs.