Hewlett-Packard Company Introduces Thin Client Laptop
Aug 27 15
Hewlett-Packard Company introduced a new ‘thin client’ or laptop computer, the HP mt42. The computer-maker said the new laptop is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core mobile thin client on the market. The company announced the thin client, or laptop market is growing as more businesses require mobile computers at work, in transit or at home, and that HP has a 27.6% share of segment sales. The new mt42 has a 14-inch diagonal HD screen, a USB-C port and a 150-degree hinge range for easier viewing.
HP Introduces HP mt42
Aug 27 15
HP announced the HP mt42, the world's thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core mobile thin client. At just 3.41 pounds light, 0.74 inches thin and up to 3.0 GHz fast with AMD quad-core processing technology - the HP mt42 offers 10% higher clock speed2 and an additional two cores of processing power than the previous generation. The HP mt42 is ideal for business customers in the financial, healthcare, training, services and government sectors looking for a reliable and secure mobile-cloud access point that's packed to perform and built for virtualized environments. The HP mt42's new ultra-sleek ID features a 14-inch diagonal full HD5 display; the high HP Mobile Thin Client display resolution of 1920 x 1080, plus a USB-C port and150 degree extra-wide hinge range for extensive viewing options. The new 2015 HP-advanced spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad with 4 external click-buttons complete the premium design. Next-generation AMD Carrizo Quad-Core processing technology, and AMD Radeon R6 Graphics make the HP mt42 a productivity powerhouse.6 HP-exclusive management and user experience software, like HP Device Manager, HP Velocity, and HP Easy Shell7 are standard at no additional cost, and make it easy to deploy, manage and maintain install bases in just a few clicks. The HP mt42 will be available with Windows Embedded 7E and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients. In addition to the HP mt42, HP plans for Windows 10 IoT availability on the HP t620, HP t620 PLUS and HP t520 Thin Clients. HP Thin Clients offer customers a tremendous amount of variety with a large portfolio of hardware, software and services - and a strong collaboration with trusted partners, like VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft. HP plans to unveil the HP mt42 at VMworld's 2015 Ready for Any conference in San Francisco, CA.
Hewlett-Packard Announces Innovations for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Aug 26 15
Hewlett-Packard announced innovations for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage to support the transformation to hybrid IT and all-flash data centers, including a new 8000 family featuring the all-flash array (AFA),(1) twice the workload performance of previous generations and automated performance assurance with flash-optimized quality of service (QoS) controls. Now HP is accelerating customer transition to all-flash data centers with the new quad-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage family as well as a new eight-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 AFA Starter Kit and software updates for the full HP 3PAR StoreServ family. Only HP 3PAR StoreServ is able to span from a $19,000 entry price to multi-petabyte systems reaching 3.2 million IOPs, with scale-out capabilities from 2 to 8 controllers, and proven tier-1 resiliency giving businesses a simple approach to meet virtually any workload requirement. Tier-1 all-flash from $19,000 brings resilient flash within reach of even more customers. For customers looking for the most affordable way to accelerate applications and consolidate infrastructure, the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 family is a scale-out, quad-node design that includes all-flash configurations starting at $19,000 as well as converged-flash arrays that support expansion via spinning media. Like the HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage 20000 family, the 8000 family delivers up to 5.5 petabytes of usable flash capacity within a single floor tile without compromising data services or scalability. Additionally, HP introduced new models in the eight-controller 20000 family, including a 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit starting at $99,000, placing the scalable flash platform within reach of more enterprises and service providers. HP also announced the new 3PAR StoreServ 20450, an All-Flash Array which scales to 6 petabytes and 1.8 million IOPS.(9) Built-in storage federation capabilities allow 8000 and 20000 models to be pooled together for up to 60 PB of aggregate usable capacity in a four-system federation with non-disruptive workload mobility across systems with just a single mouse click for unmatched agility. Twice the bandwidth and next-gen hardware-acceleration to boost application performance Sharing the same hardware acceleration as the eight-node enterprise-flash 20000 family, the new 8000 family features the HP 3PAR Gen5 Thin Express ASIC and double the bandwidth of competitive platforms, enabling the 8000 family to more effectively deal with mixed and highly unpredictable workloads. With over 20 gigabytes per second of read bandwidth, this new hardware lets customers double the workload performance of bandwidth-heavy database applications, assuring that end users get the response times required to make faster business decisions. Additionally, both the 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and 20000 flash arrays are now certified for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI), assuring that customers can accelerate these mission-critical applications with confidence. Lastly, the HP 3PAR File Persona software has been enhanced to support even larger unstructured data applications, meaning customers can expand consolidation of both file and block workloads on a single, Tier-1 flash platform. Built-in automation of flash-optimized data services to boost agility and reduce risk. HP also announced enhancements to the HP 3PAR Operating System that deepen the portfolio's rich set of autonomic, Tier-1 data services for greater return on flash investments and accelerated time to value. These software enhancements span the entire HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage family--across media types, data types, and connectivity protocols--even extending beyond the array to include storage area network (SAN) infrastructure. HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software now allows users to specify latency goals as low as 0.5 milliseconds to ensure consistent service levels in multi-tenant environments where a large number of latency-sensitive applications are consolidated. This level of hands-free, fine-grained QoS is unique in the industry and assures administrators can deliver consistent application performance through simple, policy-driven templates. HP announced data protection enhancements to the 3PAR StoreServ powered by StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central for VMware (RMC-V). As the only flash-integrated, protection solution, RMC-V delivers 17x faster VM protection by taking application-consistent snapshots on the HP 3PAR StoreServ array, then automatically copying changed blocks directly to any HP StoreOnce appliance. RMC-V enhancements include support for VMware vSphere 6.0 with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) as well as more granular recovery of individual VMs and files to simplify data recovery. For customers who are deploying flash over Fibre Channel, new HP SmartSAN for HP 3PAR StoreServ uses Express Provisi oning technology to orchestrate SAN fabric zoning autonomically, reducing the number of steps required to provision a SAN by 80%. For service providers and midsize organizations looking to leverage Ethernet networking to reduce costs, HP 3PAR StoreServ enhancements reduce iSCSI latency and add support for iSCSI VLAN tagging. These new iSCSI features assure flash-optimized performance while lowering total storage networking infrastructure acquisition costs by $25,000 or more. All-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage systems are available worldwide, orderable immediately with US street pricing starting from $19,479. The 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit with 2 controllers, 8 x 480GB cMLC SSD drives, and 3 years of Proactive Care 24x7 support, is available worldwide, orderable September 2015 with US street pricing starting at $99,995. The 20450 All-Flash Arrays are available worldwide, orderable immediately with US street pricing starting from $85,167. HP 3PAR Priority Optimization is available worldwide as part of the HP 3PAR Data Optimization Suite starting at $1,210. HP Smart SAN 1.0 is available worldwide, licensed on a per-system basis, starting at $200 for HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 and 8000 models. RMC-V 1.2 available worldwide in October 2015 and is licensed per-array, starting at USD 2,500. HP 3PAR StoreServ 8200, 6 480GB cMLC SSD drives, base operating system starting at $19,479, Twice the workload performance measured with a HP 3PAR StoreServ 8450 vs a HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 on a 64K I/O blocksize, RAID 1 with a 60:40 read/write ratio.