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HP: Blades Virtualization on cClass Chassis with Virtual Connect Technology



Blades really want revenge real bad. When I look at the blades project we started a coupel of years back, it just kind of died down in out test environment. It still runs but no one has even come to testing it.

Well HP is hell bent to change that. Look at what El Registero is reporting...


In short, Virtual Connect maps all of your storage area network connections to the blade chassis rather than individual blades. So, you can pop blades in and out all day – or until someone notices – without having to reconfigure the servers' storage ties.

As it turns, HP only "laid the foundation" for Virtual Connect at the c-Class product launch. The Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules that really make the technology work only went on sale this month.


The blades are coming back, but are you ready to welcome them too?

Check out the rest...

From the PDF:

HP Virtual Connect – Breaking down barriers to change HP Virtual Connect modules for HP BladeSystem make LAN and SAN connections available to a pool of up to 64 servers, allowing administrators to define a server’s I/O connections to independently manage blade servers and their connectivity. Connections and configurations between server blades and the LAN and SAN can then be deployed at the click of a button, and migrated to another server bay instantly – all without disturbing the LAN or the SAN settings or administrators. Provisioning and maintenance time are slashed, productivity is improved, and customers gain the ability to more easily pool server resources.

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