Sahara selects HP for data centre infrastructure
Saudi petrochemicals company to deploy HP blades and network solutions as part of technology overhaul
Sahara Petrochemicals Company has turned to HP solutions to improve its data centre infrastructure.
The Saudi Arabian industrial development company has selected several key systems from HP, including Bladesystem blade enclosures, ProLiant blade servers and Virtual Connect Ethernet modules to improve performance, cost and manageability of its data centre operations.
The upgrade is part of a wider technology overhaul, to support the company's growth plans.
Ihab Y Hawari, IT manager at Sahara said: "HP is our chosen technology partner to deliver both immediate business value and ongoing business advantage. When it came to selecting the right data centre solution we studied the different offerings from various vendors that were available in the market and found that HP solutions best met the requirement of our IT infrastructure. Through this implementation our aim is to address our technology automation and flexibility challenges."
Sahara will roll out HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Blades, which give a ‘data centre in a box' performance, according to HP, with integrated server, storage, network, power and management capabilities, along with the latest energy efficiency technology which is important in dense computing environments such as Sahara's data centre.
The HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for BladeSystem will improve administration capabilities including add, replace and recover, and will make connectivity to SAN and LANs more efficient.
"The solutions implemented at Sahara offer the best-run IT infrastructure out of a box that is available in the market today. They are manageable, simple to operate and offers flexibility to expand depending on the company's growth needs. It will also help Sahara reduce up-front capital costs and ongoing power and cooling costs. Our aim is to support companies in the manufacturing sector with our end-to-end solutions and allow them to realize the full potential of their business investment," said Ali Tamimi, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking Manager HP Saudi Arabia.