HP Servers in a Virtual Environment
Virtualization is an approach that meets the needs of IT by pooling and sharing resources so that their utilization is optimized. Within a virtual server and storage environment, resources can be consolidated and shared, automatically reallocating to meet the needs of changing workloads. The purpose of this white paper is to provide examples of how HP server virtualization and HP storage virtualization technologies work together to improve data center operational efficiency. The first section of this paper provides an overview of key HP server and storage virtualization technologies. Subsequent sections present use cases that illustrate a practical application of the HP Virtual Server Environment (VSE), HP Partitioning Continuum, and HP StorageWorks XP technology.