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Technology giant Hewlett-Packard announced the release of
additional Converged Infrastructure solutions in networking, security
and scalable computing, including a new HP TippingPoint security
service designed to increase network integrity by providing granular
control of application access, with the ability to block access to
entire Websites or features across the enterprise. The company said
all solutions are currently available through HP or an authorized
channel partner.

For service providers, the ProLiant SL6500 scalable system provides a
single, scalable platform for hosting, Web serving, cloud computing or
outsourcing a variety of applications. The POD (Performance Optimized
Datacenter), a modular, container-based IT environment, helps
enable service providers to expand an entire data center for
application access in a short period of time.

The Branch Office Networking solution is a turnkey hardware, software,
application and connectivity offering designed to improve service
delivery to remote locations. Through an open architecture, the
solution integrates technology and consolidates branch office
equipment. Integrated partner technologies include Avaya Aura Session
Border Controller powered by Acme Packet, Citrix Netscaler VPX,
Microsoft Lync, NetScout nGenius Integrated Agent for HP and Riverbed
Optimization System (RiOS).

The ProLiant SL6500 scalable system features a common modular
architecture that can scale from one node to thousands while delivering
improved energy efficiency and performance of up to 1 teraflops per
unit of rack space. This standard platform can be customized and tuned
with the HP ProLiant SL390s G7 server and HP ProLiant SL170s G6 server
to meet varying application demands, such as high-performance
computing, Web services, cloud computing and hosting.

The solutions are based on HP Converged Infrastructure, which provides
clients with integrated servers, storage, networking and software. The
company said Converged Infrastructure is an ideal foundation for
application service delivery because it offers an open, common
architecture that is highly optimized and managed in a unified way,
which allows clients to automatically tune their infrastructure to meet
the specific requirements of their environments.

“Enterprises are realizing that applications are only as good as the
infrastructure that powers them,” said Dave Donatelli, executive vice
president and general manager of HP’s enterprise servers, storage and
networking divison. “HP Converged Infrastructure delivers significant
advantages in deployment speed, performance, reliability and management
of applications that provide organizations quantifiable results over
traditional environments.”