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Eight steps to building an HPE BladeSystem

HPE BladeSystem overview

HPE BladeSystem with HPE OneView delivers the path to Composable infrastructure, with a powerful management platform to speed the delivery of services. Only the path to Composable delivers leading infrastructure convergence, availability, and agility through data center automation.

HPE BladeSystem delivers real business results

HPE BladeSystem is a modular infrastructure platform that converges servers, storage, and network fabric to accelerate operations and speed delivery of applications and services running in physical, virtual, and cloud-computing environments. Because the core infrastructure is shared, capital costs can be significantly lower. Blades share power, cooling, network, and storage infrastructure at the BladeSystem enclosure level. Since equipment is not needed for each server, there is a dramatic reduction in power distribution units (PDUs), power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters, and cables. And you can bring in the newest-generation technologies by simply changing the components that need to be updated.
Making routine HPE BladeSystem infrastructure changes takes up to 90% less time with the wire-once connectivity only available with HPE Virtual Connect. Virtual Connect simplifies and converges your server-edge connections, making server connections transparent to storage and networks. You can reduce server-edge infrastructure, like network interface cards, cables, and switches, by up to 95%. To further simplify connectivity beyond server and storage infrastructures, HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules can be directly connected to HPE 3PAR storage solutions via direct-attach Flat SAN technology, reducing complexity, cost, and latency.