Enterprise Infrastructure

Server Technology

The Alphaworks NOW architecture relies heavily on virtualized offerings to delivery data services to clients.  The Alphaworks standardized and recommended virtualized server offering consists of VMware ESX software running on HP Gen8 Blades. Alphaworks' Design goal is to achieve the maximum virtual to physical ratio given virtual device consumption. The standard 2u blade offering we supply for this functionality has dual 8 Core Intel chips; Parity protected internal disks for the OS and Virtual disk(s);  32GB Of Main Memory;  Dual Gb Ethernet and 10Gb Ethernet Network connections; and a dual port 8Gb Fiber Channel HBA.

HP is the leading supplier of Blade Servers in the market place and in March 2012 they placed highest in the Gartner 'Magic Quadrant".