HP POD now available in Indian market

By Kahuwa Jyoti Das, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 April 2011, 06:49 Hrs
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Bangalore: HP has announced the container based HP Performance Optimized Data center (POD) to the Indian market. HP has developed the 20ft and the 40 ft data centers for customers that enable customers in India to rapidly expand compute capacity with a scalable, flexible and secure infrastructure to support new business growth. POD is an alternative to the traditional data center that offers Web 2.0, cloud computing, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise customers with limited space and budget.

The 20 ft' HP POD reduces the costs associated with deploying additional IT infrastructure in remote areas. It minimizes the datacenter footprint by delivering the equivalent of 2,000 square feet of traditional datacenter space in a 20ft shipping container. It improves energy efficiency by nearly 50 percent with a power usage effectiveness ratio as low as 1.25 due to a closely coupled thermal design.

The 40 ft container delivers 19 inch full depth industry standard racks that support HP and other companies' servers. It also supports 3,520 compute nodes. It has 600 kilowatts of capacity.
The company is targeting the telecom and defense and other market and enterprises who want to owe a cost-effective data center. HP also added that anyone can start from the 20ft POD, and as the business grows they can keep adding the data center.

The company gives services for the complete lifestyle of the HP POD. The services includes, data center integration and planning, critical facilities services, build, integrate, test and ship, Onsite implementation, ongoing maintenance and support

Rajesh Dhar, Director, Industry Standard Servers, (ISS), HP India, said, "Keeping pace with the demands of IT growth in the data center, as well as rising energy costs is a constant challenge, the extended time and significant costs required to update or expand a data center adds to the complexity. With the HP POD, customers now have the flexibility to balance their capital expenditures and operating expenses while quickly and seamlessly meeting their needs for additional capacity."

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