HP, VMware Partner to Deliver Turnkey Cloud Virtualization
HP and VMware took this week’s HP Discover conference in Las Vegas as an opportunity to announce the joint HP VirtualSystem Solutions with VMware Virtualization solution. Together, HP and VMware will deliver proven, tested infrastructure stacks in the form of appliances. They’re hyping it as a quick way to get enterprises of all sizes started with virtualization — and by extension, cloud computing in general.
Built on HP Converged Infrastructure, the appliances will deliver turnkey virtual infrastructure and a full compute stack – from server, and storage to networking and services – powered by HP technology, with VMware infrastructure and management software. According to the press release, the solution will be available in three different “scalable deployment options,” depending on the size and needs of the customer.
The two companies took time out to highlight the value to both VMware and HP solution providers, as HP VirtualSystem Solutions with VMware Virtualization can provide an easy way to leverage their expertise and deliver value with business continuity, automated management and other cloud benefits.
Honestly, details are fairly thin at this time – HP and VMware said the solution will be ready in the second half of 2011, and it sounds like we won’t find out any specifics until the launch gets closer. But stay tuned to TalkinCloud for updates on this news, as well as other insights from the HP Discover conference.