Hewlett-Packard this week is expanding its converged infrastructure architecture with platforms targeting a variety of service providers who want to move away from building their own infrastructures.
HP's unveiled a new modular scalable ProLiant server platform along with a new "data center in a box" offering for service providers in such fields as search engine, Web services, hosting services, and high-performance computing.
Companies in this part of the market typically build servers and their infrastructure as needed, but can more easily and rapidly expand those infrastructures with HP solutions, said Jim Ganthier, vice president of marketing for industry standard servers at HP.
"We're trying to take our expertise at with servers and converged infrastructure to help the service providers," Ganthier said. "They're looking for every CPU per square foot per dollar they can get. They don't want to optimize on only one of those three vectors. They want to optimize on all three."
Converged infrastructure refers to tying server, storage, and IP networking into an integrated solution in order to give customers a single vendor source for building data centers that can be used for a variety of applications including services and cloud computing.
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