Technology features and benefits
The following table provides an overview of the key features and benefits of the HP technology
portfolio offerings that are discussed in this paper.
Table 1. Technology features and benefits
Features and benefits
Maximize resource utilization by consolidating multiple
applications onto a single server.
Reduce hardware acquisition and management costs.
Double resource utilization by automatically adjusting resource
allocation by priority.
Maintain continuous service levels through tight integration with
HA and disaster tolerance offerings.
Link payments to usage through utility pricing.
Part of the HP VSE.
Achieve greater control over isolating operational
Utilize multiple partitioning options, such as hard partitions,
virtual machines, virtual partitions, secure resource partitions.
Run multiple applications and/or different OS images (including
multiple OS versions) in multiple nPars within a single system.
This provides a stable platform for IT consolidation.
Increase uptime by providing for complete electrical and
software isolation. This ensures that applications continue to run
when a different partition experiences hardware, software, or
Increase system utilization by using software-based partitions
that offer better resource granularity than hard partitions.
Achieve greater flexibility, capacity, and agility of resources,
through: (1) multiple, independent operating environments per
server, and (2) the dynamic movement of CPU power between
vPars (without reboot) as needed for workload requirements.
Implement practical consolidation on enterprise-class servers by
running multiple workloads with their unique OS configuration
needs on the same server at the same time.
Improve system availability with isolation of: OS, applications,
and assigned resources (CPU, memory, and I/O). Configure or
reboot individual partitions without affecting other partitions
and their applications.
Improve performance and productivity by uniquely tuning
individual vPars for their own applications and workloads.
Deploy new environments rapidly, without investing in more
HP Integrity VM
Software virtualization with similar OS isolation as vPars.
Support sub-CPU resource allocations and shared I/O to
efficiently use server resources with small to moderate sized
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