Feeds

HP launches Acadia counterattack

Returns fire at Cisco/EMC/VMware alliance

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Just one day after Cisco and EMC's love-in with VMware, HP is going to answer that blast with one of its own, one with integrated components from just one company and not three.

According to an early report, which has appeared before HP's announcement, HP is announcing an Infrastructure Operating Environment which puts apps and processes into standardised shared environments. There is also an HP Flex Fabric which provides a single low-latency and high-performance network fabric that is said to be highly scalable and converges multiple protocols. We guess this is code for Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

HP Virtual Resource Pools provides shared server and storage and network resources utilising this fabric to deliver shared services. Resources in the pool can be allocated in real-time.

The storage side of this is said by someone who usually knows this stuff to involve three products or product groups.

The IBRIX acquisition pops up as the StorageWorks X9000 Network Storage Systems Family. The X9300 is a NAS head, the X9320 is an appliance, constituting the head plus SAS and SATA hard drives, and there is a high-end X9720 box. The three products can inhabit the same global namespace and data can be dynamically moved between nodes.

There is a StorageWorks SAN Virtualisation Services Platform, which uses OEM'd LSI software and provides functionality somewhat similar to IBM's SAN Volume Controller. (SVC). This will pool block-access storage resources.

The third storage product is StorageWorks Cluster Extension EVA Software For MS Hyper-V Live Migration. The long name means the thing provides Live Migration, an equivalent of VMware's VMotion.

This whole HP shebang is aimed at the cloud and we'll cover the announcement in more depth later today. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay
Goog Wallet apparently also spurned in NFC lockdown
Cray-cray Met Office spaffs £97m on VERY AVERAGE HPC box
Only 250th most powerful in the world? Bring back Michael Fish
Microsoft brings the CLOUD that GOES ON FOREVER
Sky's the limit with unrestricted space in the cloud
'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage
Friday night LIVE? Nope. The only thing streaming are tears down my face
Google roolz! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub
Take my temperature, I'm feeling a little bit dizzy
Cisco and friends chase WiFi's searing speeds with new cable standard
Cat 5e and Cat 6 are bottlenecks for WLAN access points
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.