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HP launches network optimisation portfolio

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HP has recently launched its Network Infrastructure Optimisation Services portfolio, designed to help customers evaluate and improve their network flow and infrastructure to ensure a quality user experience.
The increasingly mobile workforce requires instant connectivity to applications and data to effectively do their jobs – regardless of their location. As a result, requests are not only coming from greater distances, but are putting higher demands on network connectivity. To meet these challenges, enterprises need to optimise network resources and reduce bottlenecks to improve the end-user experience.
The HP Network Infrastructure Optimisation Services portfolio spans network topology – from within the data centre and between data centres to wide area networks (WAN) and local area networks (LAN) – to identify and eliminate inefficiencies, while optimising infrastructure to make applications run faster.
“With a dispersed workforce and growing connectivity demands, enterprises can no longer revert to traditional singular quick fixes, such as adding bandwidth, to address network issues,” says William Petherbridge, network and security consulting (pursuit lead), HP South Africa.
“HP’s new services pinpoint inefficiencies that can be removed for a greater end-user experience.”
The HP Network Infrastructure Optimisation Assessment lets companies work with HP consultants who analyse traffic across network topology to identify application delays, jitter and bandwidth issues.
This comprehensive assessment pinpoints inefficiencies, enabling clients to proactively address potential performance problems at the source and create a strategy for optimising resources. In addition, HP works with clients to align business and IT needs and identify the right solution for them.
HP, working with partner F5 Networks, is using F5’s BIG-IP platform to ensure applications run faster, and are secure and available.
HP Network Application Delivery Controller Services enable clients to optimise network traffic within the data centre. After evaluating the network, HP consultants architect a solution that automatically directs incoming client requests to the most available resources in the data centre. Requests are processed efficiently, applications run faster and users experience improved response time.
The services also include the HP Network Application Delivery Controller Service for Microsoft to optimise the performance of Microsoft Exchange, Lync or SharePoint 2010 and ensure the deployment adheres to Microsoft reference architecture recommendations. This prevents unnecessary technology investments that may not support future projects.
HP Data Centre to Data Centre Network Optimisation Service helps improve application delivery in an environment with multiple data centres. HP experts help develop a high-performance global application delivery solution.
Clients can efficiently move applications between data centres and automatically direct incoming requests to the closest or most available data centre based on computing requirements, location and volume spikes. As a result, application performance scales to service requests and maintains business continuity regardless of where a user or application is located.