Feeds

HP goes even more virtual with Scalent

Blade buddies

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

HP has hitched it wagon to server management whiz Scalent Systems.

Come Dec. HP will offer Scalent's V/OE (Virtual Operating Environment) software as an option with the c-Class blade server systems. Basically, this means HP customers can tap V/OE to handle tasks such as adding, swapping and failing over between blades. As a result, you end up with blade systems that have some pretty high-end recovery and provisioning tools.

Scalent has primarily focused on aiding customers in the x86 market with so-called high availability and disaster recovery tasks. The company's software makes sure that the right hardware jumps in to take over jobs when a system fails. The Scalent code can manipulate Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware/Xen servers.

In addition, Scalent presents itself as a useful tool for test and dev setups, since it can automate a lot of the application provisioning work typically done by admins.

The ins and outs of Scalent's tiered approach to server management can be found here.

HP likes to do a lot of this Scalent-type work on its own but obviously isn't afraid to give customers choice through its BladeSystem c-Class Solution Builder Program. ®

Register editor Ashlee Vance has just pumped out a new book that's a guide to Silicon Valley. The book starts with the electronics pioneers present in the Bay Area in the early 20th century and marches up to today's heavies. Want to know where Gordon Moore eats Chinese food, how unions affected the rise of microprocessors or how Fairchild Semiconductor got its start? This is the book for you - available at Amazon US here or in the UK here.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.