With vast amounts of information needing secure means of storage, HP built on its alliance with Alcatel-Lucent in order develop joint data center solutions by integrating infrastructure technology and high-performance communications networks. The result: HP and Alcatel-Lucent Data Center Network Connect.
HP says DCNC has high-performance service routing, switching and optical transport capabilities and meets standards for data center trends such as server virtualization, scale-out applications, network convergence and cloud computing.
The solution is a “way to securely share extremely high volumes of data between data center sites when and where it's needed in an instant,“ said Arthur Filip, vice president and general manager, technology consulting, HP.
These two companies are not strangers to working together. In fact, the two previously agreed to equip enterprises with tools to deliver converged IT and telecom systems with more flexibility, according to the a news release. Atop the announcement of their combined data center solution, HP has also integrated its HP CloudSystem with Alcatel-Lucent.
The HP and Alcatel-Lucent global alliance has also resulted in the launch of two data center projects in Germany and Switzerland and includes plans to continue to do so, according to the release.