In January 2010, HP and Microsoft announced a three year agreement to invest $250 million to substantially improve the experience for developing, deploying and managing IT environments for businesses of all sizes by creating new models for application delivery, hardware architecture and IT operations. These converged infrastructure solutions would span several key IT workloads, including virtualization and management, business intelligence, and email.
The HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, announced on 18 January 2011, is a jointly engineered converged infrastructure preferred solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. It is the industry’s first self-contained platform which integrates servers, storage, networking, software, configuration tools, and support – everything you need to run Exchange Server 2010. The HP E5000 is pre-configured and optimized to run Exchange 2010 using best practice architecture from both HP and Microsoft.
The HP E5000 offers customers several benefits:
A complete solution for Exchange 2010, offering a rapid planning and deployment cycle - made possible by the pre-configuration work done by HP and Microsoft, and the configuration software developed specifically for this solution.
Large, low-cost mailboxes pre-configured as part of the solution.
A high availability configuration, both from the server role perspective as well as mailbox resiliency (using a two-copy Database Availability Group).
Decreased operational running costs resulting from savings in both datacenter space and power consumption.
Flexibility to grow – both by adding mailboxes and increasing mailbox sizes.
24x7 support of both HP hardware and Microsoft software provided by HP with 4 hour on-site response included for 3 years.
A solution designed and backed by HP and Microsoft.
The HP E5000 is ideally suited for customers with a mailbox count ranging from 250 up to 15,000. It is an on-premises solution which will excel in several scenarios:
A typical single-site deployment offering high availability in a complete solution.
A distributed IT environment, offering geographical redundancy in a high availability or disaster recovery mode.
Remote or branch office deployments.