HP has integrated its VirtualSystem line with VMware's virtualisation tools to speed up and simplify the management of virtualised servers.
The company has added VMware support for its converged infrastructure line to provide a complete hardware and software package designed specifically to run VMware virtualised server deployments.
HP said that the systems include support for the VMware vCenter server platform as well as HP's FlexFabric networking platform and Insight Control management tools.
HP estimates that the system will improve data mobility and slow recovery time on VMware servers. Additionally, the use of HP's LeftHand and 3Par storage platforms drop capacity requirements by 50 per cent.
Craig Nunes, director of marketing for HP storage, told V3 that the storage space is of particular importance to the platform, and that the integration of HP tools add capabilities such as snapshot backups for virtual servers.
"You get a way to snapshot your virtual machine, which is easier on your storage capacity, and you get a rapid recovery in case you accidentally blow away a virtual machine," he said.
Nunes explained that the use of scalable and federated data platforms such as LeftHand and 3Par are important for virtualised systems, particularly as growing demands put a strain on conventional storage systems.
"What businesses need is changing. The architectures developed 10 to 20 years ago don't quite meet the need," he said.
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