LAS VEGAS: HP is looking to extend its AppSystems appliance line to help companies manage and analyse growing data archives.
The new systems include the Data Warehouse Appliance designed to improve the performance of SQL Server 2008 R2 databases. The appliance will scale from 38TB to 500TB capacities.
Also targeting the SQL Server 2008 platform is the Vertica Analytics System appliance, which will allow enterprises to monitor and analyse data in real time, something HP believes will be valuable for business intelligence.
"We talk about this notion of ROI, but instead of return on investment it's return on information," said Colin Mahony, vice president of product management at Vertica. "There is a time value of data, the same way there is a time value of money."
The AppSystems update is part of HP's larger Converged Infrastructure campaign to reorganise IT infrastructure more flexibly by better integrating hardware and software platforms.
Pund-IT founder and principal analyst Charles King told V3.co.uk that the Converged Infrastructure platform is the calling card of HP's new regime, and should indicate where the company wants to go in the coming years.
"What we're seeing is the logical progression of what HP had hoped for when they hired Léo Apotheker for the job," he said. "This is something of a gamble for them, and what better place to do that than here in Las Vegas?"
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