On Friday, Hewlett-Packard announced that the Ontario-based Canadian Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Server-as-a-Service (SasS) provider, Server Cloud Canada, has picked HP Converged Infrastructure technology, allowing them to devise a private cloud solution.
According to Server Cloud Canada, they considered a variety of options like Dell, Cisco and IBM before picking HP CloudSystem Matrix as it offers private clouds to clients. The company also changed Cisco Catalyst switches with HP 6600 switch series, holding a 10GbE support to improve the functioning of their network. “HP had a complete product top to bottom, where we could say it’s tried, true and tested. No competitor could match that, and we believe this gives us a competitive advantage”, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Moniz, explained. The company chose HP CloudSystem Matrix for its HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Modules and implemented HP P4000 LeftHand Storage Systems.
HP CloudSystem Matrix helps Server Cloud Canada in “developing a private cloud with self-service provisioning of infrastructure”. Server Cloud Canada can respond much better to clients’ unpredictable business demands and captious IT needs with the capability to provide resources more quickly. The company cut down on power costs by almost 60 percent, using HP CloudSystem Matrix, by removing the requirement of installing an additional power source that was estimated to cost up to $200,000 Server Cloud. Whereas HP Virtual Connect has reduced the number of cards and switches required by 80 percent as well as reducing the company’s cables from 48 to just one. “We wanted a solution where each component installed was best in its class,” said Moniz.