PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 25, 2007— HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that its software platform for managing HP servers and storage can reduce data center operation costs by up to 34 percent, according to a study by research firm IDC and sponsored by HP.(1)
The study found that HP Systems Insight Manager
(http://www.hp.com/go/hpsim)(SIM) customers can achieve savings of
$35,000 per 100 users over a three-year period, which represents a
cost reduction of more than one-third and a 468 percent return on
Additionally, HP SIM enables IT organizations to halve their
server-to-administrator ratio and reduce unplanned downtime by as much
as 77 percent, according to the study. A key product in HP's
Enterprise Storage and Server Software portfolio, HP SIM unifies
infrastructure management for HP ProLiant, BladeSystem and Integrity
servers as well as HP StorageWorks platforms.
Building on this foundation, HP has now added power capping and
collaborative remote management capabilities to HP Insight Control
(http://www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol), the unified infrastructure
management portfolio for HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers. The new
capabilities can combat rising energy costs and more efficiently
utilize IT staff and facilities.
Using the power capping capability on HP Insight Power Manager, a
component of HP Insight Control, customers can increase server density
by up to 70 percent through greater control of power usage in the data
center.(2) With this move, HP now delivers advanced power management
to more server platforms than any major server vendor.
In addition, the company unveiled enhancements to HP ProLiant
Essentials Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) to help customers achieve
greater IT efficiency through collaborative remote management anytime,
Power and cooling, as well as IT infrastructure management, are
key enablers of HP's Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio, which helps
customers accelerate the move from high-cost IT silos to low-cost,
pooled IT assets to increase flexibility and improve quality of
service to drive better business outcomes.
"As the industry's server management benchmark, HP SIM is helping
customers improve business outcomes every day," said Scott Farrand,
vice president, Industry Standard Server Software, HP. "With the new
management capabilities for HP SIM, HP customers can better control
their energy-related costs, accelerate growth and mitigate risks."
Powering up while cooling down
The new power capping capabilities of HP Insight Power Manager
help customers optimize server density and power efficiency throughout
the data center.
Using Insight Power Manager, customers can measure the average and
peak power usage of their HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers and cap
power at specific wattages to increase the number of servers in their
racks or blade chassis. This helps reduce costs and mitigate risks by
making the use of power and cooling resources more predictable.
Next generation of Lights-Out remote management
With Integrated Lights-Out 2, a plug-in application to HP SIM,
customers are now able to efficiently manage their IT infrastructures
and innovate through remote collaboration. iLO 2 also allows server
administrators to more effectively diagnose and recover systems and
develop broad resource skill levels across their IT staff.
"When trouble strikes a system in our network, we often need the
skills of multiple experts who work in different locations," said
Yvonne Bueckert, network administrator, Sunrise Health Region. "HP's
new HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 collaboration functionality allows us
to work and learn together remotely, as if we are meeting at the
server. Complete information is critical and the console replay
feature provides easy access to historical information and captures
real-time corrective actions which improve knowledge transfer among
our team. With iLO 2, we can much more effectively manage our server
infrastructure and mitigate unnecessary risks."
Through a shared remote console, the tool allows for up to four
users to diagnose system issues and execute tasks. Through the console
replay capability, users can document procedures, train others or
share with others to troubleshoot a problem.
Services for server management
HP Services offers comprehensive services to help customers
design, deploy, manage and support their Insight Control solution. HP
Software Technical Support and Software Update services cover all key
modules of the ProLiant Essentials portfolio, including Insight
Control Environment and Integrated Lights-Out Power Management Pack.
More information is available at www.hp.com/services/insight.
Pricing and availability(3)
The power measurement and power capping capabilities now ship
standard with Insight Power Manager, which starts at $99. HP ProLiant
Essentials Integrated Lights-Out 2 is also now available and starts at
More information on HP's server management solutions is available
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companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal
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(1) IDC white paper sponsored by HP, "Gaining Business Value and
ROI with HP Systems Insight Manager," Doc #206761, May 2007.
(2) Based on internal HP test measuring power consumption of an HP
ProLiant DL380 G5 server running at 45 percent CPU utilization for a
period of 20 hours.
(3) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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