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HP OneView takes software-defined approach to infrastructure management


The newest version of HP OneView as well as the new Project Synergy and Composable Infrastructure were announced at HP Discover Las Vegas at the beginning of June. In a new video from Discover, Brad Kirby, Director of Product Management for HP OneView, and David Hunter, CTO of HP Converged Data Center Infrastructure, dive into the newest updates to HP OneView, explain some of the highlights of HP Composable Infrastructure and Project Synergy, and invite Sebastian Rodriguez from Columbus Communications to share the success they have experienced since implementing HP OneView in their data centers.


HP OneView 2.0
As Kirby explains, HP OneView was created as an answer to customers’ need for simplicity in infrastructure management. “HP OneView takes a software defined approach to the way systems and infrastructure are managed,” says Kirby. HP OneView 2.0 accelerates this software-defined approach with new server profile templates that allow systems administrators to define all of the characteristics of a server in one location.  HP OneView 2.0 also introduces major enhancements to the process for updating firmware and device drivers, enabling systems administrators to stage firmware and driver updates on systems and then allow virtualization, OS, or application administrator to complete the installation and server restart anytime. And HP OneView 2.0 now utilizes Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) for HP OneView, and together with HP Operations Analytics, works in your environment to allow your infrastructure operate at peak performance and fully equip your IT to make intelligent capacity planning and maintenance decisions.


Composable infrastructure and Project Synergy
Hunter explains the new Project Synergy initiative and how Composable Infrastructure fits into the future of the data center. “We looked for a way to bring the value we are seeing in infrastructure and storage management and deliver it to both hardware and software…creating a datacenter of composable resources,” Hunter explains. The first stage of HP’s Composable Infrastructure is the HP Composable Infrastructure Partner Program, which creates an ecosystem of partners like Chef, Docker and Puppet Labs, that are integrating with the HP Composable Infrastructure API, native in HP OneView, to build applications. “As we continue to move to the future, we want to be able to have these resources of composable infrastructure and treat them just like code,” Hunter concludes.


Columbus Communications and HP OneView
The ability of HP OneView to quickly and accurately manage physical and virtual infrastructure in multiple locations was one of the key features that brought Columbus Communications to HP OneView. As Kirby explains, Columbus has a unique situation in that they have infrastructure spread out over many remote locations that needs to be managed without having to send someone to each location. Through HP OneView, Columbus is able to maintain, monitor and fix issues at all of their datacenter locations without having to actually visit the site, which in turn allows them to make faster business decisions for their customers. Sebastian Rodriguez of Columbus Communications explains, “We have been using HP OneView and seeing great success…I call it, the eyes of our infrastructure.”

Check out the full video below, and for more on the updates to HP OneView announced at HP Discover Las Vegas, read Kirby’s article, Automated end-to-end lifecycle management – the latest from HP OneView. And more on HP Composable Infrastructure can be found in this white paper.





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