Hewlett-Packard had earlier launched a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance for its software-defined storage portfolio offering enhanced integration with virtualization technology from VMware.
Now, HP is known to commence another converged solution integrating VMware’s vSphere and vRealize Operations products. The new products and services amalgam a reseller agreement around VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform and more virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) options with the help of VMware and Nvidia—were announced during the first day of VMware’s VMworld 2015 show in San Francisco.
Talking to media, Paul Miller, vice president for marketing of converged data center at HP said, the offerings are an expansion of HP’s 15-year relationship with VMware that spans everything from R&D to joint product and go-to-market strategies.
“We really collaborate where we see customers’ biggest pain points and where we can help solve those pain points,” Miller said.
The new Converged Architecture 700 (CA700) includes HP’s BladeSystem products, 3PAR Storage technology and OneView management software. In addition, it integrates with VMware’s vSphere and VMware vRealize Operations, which helps the solution offer converged management across compute, storage and fabric.
HP already is partnering with VMware to leverage the NSX platform to give enterprises more unified automation and management of their physical and virtual data center networks. Now HP will be able to resell NSX for its FlexFabric networking technology reports.
HP also unveiled a range of services for VMware environments, including a predefined accelerator solution that offers the hardware, software and services needed to pilot specific compute use cases, and an SDI implementation service.