Private Cloud 26
Rapid Changes Require a New IT Outlook
Sean Deuby
December 16, 2013

At HP Discover in Barcelona this week, HP senior vice president and general manager of HP Servers Antonio Neri presented a keynote titled “Is your infrastructure ready?” about how the rapidly changing world demands a new way to information technology and how HP is adapting to serve it.

It’s pretty clear that the traditional, rigid, process-oriented and slow model of IT simply cannot keep up with the avalanche of data, devices, and cloud services confronting them from every angle. And it’s not getting any slower – in fact, it will accelerate. In this keynote, Neri outlined how HP is going to provide compute resources to IT going forward by focusing on the principles of simplicity, efficiency, and agility.

For example, the latest Generation ProLiant servers (such as in the HP CloudSystem optimized for Microsoft) have 38 percent faster virtualization performance and 70 percent more computer power per watt, which reduce energy costs and increase ROI. The department-sized HP CloudSystem Matrix, or “private cloud in a box”, has seen 1900 deployments since its introduction, and the HP BladeSystem (another way to provide a foundation for a private or hybrid cloud) shows a 68-percent reduction in data center costs and 91-percent increase in user productivity.