Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vendors start building Unified Infrastructure offerings

Last month, I blogged about Unified Infrastructure and its potential benefits. At the top of the list would have to be a dramatic simplification of the overall IT infrastructure for organizations.

Hewlett-Packard Monday, Hewlett-Packard announced the launch of a data center system that incorporates storage, computing, and networking in a single unit. Along with Cisco, H-P now is the second entrant into the market for Unified Infrastructure systems. However, there is a significant difference in the two systems: H-P's system is available right now, while Cisco expects to have theirs on the market later this year. But the faster availability comes at a cost, with HP's BladeSystem Matrix tipping the scales at $150K, or nearly double Cisco's $76K entry-level price.

As I wrote last month, now is the time for IT managers to start understanding this technology. It has the potential to deliver real efficiencies and long-term economic benefit. Contact Roig Consulting today to schedule a review of your IT strategy.

Hewlett-Packard Company: HPQ(NYSE)
Cisco Systems, Inc.: CSCO (NASDAQ)

InformationWeek broke this story: HP Takes On Cisco's Unified Computing System

1 comment:

  1. This infrastructure maybe the solution to my networking problem. I took a look in the previous blog about this new network structure and it seems that it's a lot more advantageous than the conventional structure. I'm thinking of getting HP's data center and consult with the small business IT consulting firm that I usually call whenever things like these appear on the market. I also call them whenever I need computer networking support. They've mentioned something about putting all of the network and storage functions into one unit, then I found out that HP made such an infrastructure. Thanks for the advice!