Fawwaz Qadan, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking Director (ESSN), HP Middle East
'Unleash the power of your infrastructure' was the key message at the HP seminar on Converged Infrastructure, held in Dubai on November 8 and 9. The event showcased the new Converged Infrastructure architecture to CIOs and IT managers that will assist them in simplifying IT and accelerate business results.
HP Converged Infrastructure provides clients with integrated servers, storage, networking and software. It is an ideal foundation for application service delivery because it offers an open, common architecture that allows customers to automatically tune their infrastructure to meet the specific requirements of their IT environments.
The seminar was conducted in the framework of a regional customer road show undertaken by HP's Enterprise Business across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It covered IT maturity model workshops, assessments and proof-of-concept demos for Converged Infrastructure solutions such as the HP BladeSystem Matrix.
"The regional response to HP's Converged Infrastructure has been positive. We are working with a number of enterprise customers in different industries to build a next generation data center that will eliminate costly and rigid IT silos," said Fawwaz Qadan, ESSN Director, HP Middle East.
"This step is allowing companies to spend their IT budget on real business innovation. By adopting a converged infrastructure with HP BladeSystem Matrix and working with HP services, our clients have been able to create green, highly responsive data center environments at a significantly lower cost of operations, while eliminating the complexities caused by IT sprawl," added Qadan.
HP BladeSystem Matrix is the industry's first Converged Infrastructure platform that integrates silos of compute, storage, network and facility resources with unified management to deliver a virtualized, highly automated technology environment. It simplifies IT environments with one-touch, self-service provisioning of applications. The first "all inclusive" converged infrastructure offering, significantly reduces TCO compared to traditional IT infrastructures. HP BladeSystem Matrix was recently awarded the 'Product of the Year' title at the Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards.
The Converged Infrastructure Architecture consists of open, industry-standard solutions that allow integration and deployment with offerings from a broad partner community.