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Frost & Sullivan Applauds HP for Offering the Most Comprehensive and Open SDDC Management Platform in the Market

- Based on an open standard and RESTful API, the HP OneView ensures interoperability in hybrid SDDC environments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the software-defined data center (SDDC) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes HP with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for SDDC Management Platforms. HP's infrastructure orchestration platform, HP OneView, is at the vanguard of the company's march toward market leadership. It offers significant value by being an integrated management platform designed to manage HP infrastructure across compute, storage and networking. It is swiftly moving toward multi-cloud management through a single user interface for physical and virtual environments from multiple vendors.

HP OneView is part of HP's overall cloud infrastructure offering and moves the company closer to an application-centric mode of data center operation and management. Developed using open standards and modern application programming interfaces (APIs), the HP OneView can automate security and compliance, saving considerable time and resulting in fewer human errors. HP OneView relies on representation state transfer, or RESTful API, which facilitates the management of environments, including mobile or social components.

"HP's OneView management platform is based not only on industry standards, such as the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol, but also on RESTful protocol API. RESTful APIs rely on resources that use universal, HTTP-based identifiers," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Karyn Price. "RESTful APIs allow for far easier interoperability between data center components, so platforms that use them will offer more flexibility and better support of heterogeneous data center environments."

"When HP created HP OneView, we set out to redefine IT infrastructure management for the next decade," said Jeff Carlat, director, Converged Systems Product Management, HP. "This award provides even further validation and we are honored to be recognized by Frost and Sullivan."

HP's infrastructure management platform's advanced graphical user interface (GUI) offers easy-to-use features such as a unified dashboard that shows the current, complete data center environment in a simple, intuitive layout. It also features a search function inspired from industry-leading Internet search providers that allows administrators to predictively find and access key events or device information in a matter of milliseconds.

Other attractive applications include an innovative map view that visually shows the relationships and dependencies among every endpoint in the data center, and an activity feed that aids quick, easy, and real-time IT team collaboration. Finally, it also provides software-defined infrastructure templates that capture and catalog best-practice deployment scenarios and enables them to be executed as repeatable processes.

The HP OneView platform offers greater visibility into the entire data center, whether virtual or physical, and enables users to maximize their resources and reduce over-buying unnecessary components. As HP OneView has been developed within a customer-tested framework, the company has ensured that the total cost of ownership (TCO) and ROI are compelling.

"HP offers a robust, open management platform that allows IT to manage converged environments and accelerate application delivery to provide the best possible user experience," noted Price. "It has successfully engineered an SDDC management platform that not only meets today's needs, but also has the required scalability to meet the future demand for a platform that is capable of effectively managing a hybrid environment."

Take a tour of HP OneView and experience how it can make you more productive and free you to invent instead of maintain.

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