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HP Launches Connected Backup 8.8; OneView for IT Teams

By - Source: Hewlett Packard

Earlier this week, HP Autonomy launched Connected Backup 8.8, an enterprise backup solution with enhanced centralized policy management, flexible deployment, advanced encryption and mobile data accessibility. HP said this solution eliminates the risk of data loss during migrations, enables fast, reliable and secure migration of data to new PCs, and eliminates the need for costly and laborious migration tools and IT intervention.

"HP Connected Backup 8.8 simplifies the desktop refresh process by providing IT administrators with the global capability to scale the data migration process across the entire enterprise, eliminating data loss due to user error and downtime," the company said. "User data is backed up to an on-site or cloud-based data center that can be accessed by administrators and end users, who are able to gain self-service access to all of their backed-up data the moment that they log in to their new PC."

The updated Connected Backup features a new task-based user interface that enables quick and easy self-serve recovery. This new version also provides enhanced centralized policy management to ensure that data is protected and can be recovered or migrated as determined by user level and role within an organization. HP's backup solution can even be deployed by customers on their own premises, as a fully managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, or as a combination of the two.

"HP Connected Support Center offers customized, advanced system reporting, automated report generation and delivery, and proactive management of backup," the company said. "It allows efficient administration of large distributed enterprises and ensures protection of critical data."

This week HP also launched OneView, a consumer-inspired infrastructure management platform for HP Converged Infrastructure. This platform is designed for the HP BladeSystem, HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) and HP ProLiant Generation 7 servers, and provides a single management platform to foster collaboration and communication with IT across the data center.

"HP OneView improves the productivity for IT administrators with an intuitive user interface and automated intelligence that simplifies common tasks," the company said. "The most common data center processes, such as deployment, updating, migrating and troubleshooting are reduced from hours or days to minutes."

HP claims that by using OneView, workloads can be migrated up to five times faster than with manual operations, administration time to configure servers is nine times faster, and network configurations are an estimated 24 times faster. Organizations can deploy and manage HP infrastructure faster, with a 42 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and a 220 percent return on investment (ROI).

HP OneView includes a dashboard to view the entire data center in seconds, and a Smart Search feature so that administrators can find key information in seconds versus hunting through online and offline records. The MapView feature allows users to examine the relationship between devices, connections and status to help administrators track down and fix problems in mere minutes. OneView also provides templates for team collaboration, and activity feeds for teams to communicate.

HP OneView will be made available beginning in October through HP and worldwide partners. Each HP OneView license includes three years of software and technical support updates.

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