HP to thrash out data centre issues

Senior regional executives will debate data centre challenges at the upcoming networking industry event ‘Data Centre Strategies Middle East’

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By  Julian Pletts Published  June 1, 2009

Senior regional executives from HP, Middle East are to debate data centre challenges at the up-coming networking industry event ‘Data Centre Strategies Middle East’ in the UAE.

The vendor says that research it has carried out in Europe indicates that data centres are critically close to exceeding their limits, a problem that could feasibly effect data centres here in the future if nothing is done to prevent it. The results further revealed that a vast majority of CIOs are taking short term approaches to addressing the issue, such as data centre rationalisation and programmes of consolidation.

“Today more and more companies are facing the challenge of transforming their technology infrastructure environments into agile, energy-efficient and cost-effective assets to drive business growth,” said John Hoonhout, managing director at HP Middle East.

“While increased pressure is being placed on CIOs to deliver more business services at a reduced cost, data centres are approaching the limits of their energy, cooling and space resources,” he added.

At the two day event in Abu Dhabi, the vendor will highlight how enterprises in the Middle East can overcome rigid business parametres by transforming their technology environments into next-generation data centres.

Data centre solutions, explains HP, can have many beneficial effects on the capacity of a firm’s network including simplifying, standardising and reducing the number of applications, servers, storage, network resources and management tools.

“To deliver real business outcomes — today and in the future — transformation requires a change in people, process and infrastructure. For example, HP data centre solutions, a significant expansion of the HP adaptive infrastructure portfolio, delivers next-generation data centres that reduce cost and mitigate risk,” asserted Hoonhout.

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