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Architecture and technologies in the HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure

Introduction

The HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure is a wire-once, Hybrid IT and cloud-ready system architecture designed to deploy into traditional enterprise solutions and build on top of existing infrastructure with applications and virtualization. When you're ready, you can move into cloud-based deployments with HPE CloudSystem. HPE CloudSystem is at the core of our cloud-ready converged infrastructure and part of the HPE Converged Cloud architecture. HPE CloudSystem offers a complete system to build and manage services across public, private, and hybrid clouds. You can do this with the HPE BladeSystem infrastructure as the foundation with upgrades along the way. We realize that budgets are constrained and the underlying technologies engineered in HPE BladeSystem help leverage the greatest value from every hour, watt, and dollar.
As a part of HPE BladeSystem, c7000 Enclosures use an Intelligent Infrastructure managed by Onboard Administrator (OA) and Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Management Engine to monitor health and dynamically allocate power and cooling resources for greater efficiency. HPE Thermal Logic technologies such as HPE Active Cool fans, HPE OneView power management capabilities, and Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping help reduce energy consumption, reclaim capacity, and extend the life of your data center. With a passive high capacity NonStop signal midplane, you can meet the performance needs of your demanding applications and their availability requirements. With the local Insight Display or HPE OneView management software, administrators can perform many functions locally or with a remote console station.
The enclosure features support for HPE OneView to automate the delivery and operations of IT services, transforming everyday management of server, storage, and network resources in physical and virtual environments. Its unique architecture features a software-defined approach to converged management that shifts the focus from "how devices run" to "how people work." With a single integrated view of your IT infrastructure, you can experience 66X faster workload deployment of servers, networking, and storage resources at data center scale. HPE OneView is an intelligent automation hub that provides out-of-the-box integration with HPE, VMware, Microsoft, and Red Hat solutions, as well as easy integration with other management products and with your own custom solutions. HPE OneView architecture combines management of servers, virtual connect, and storage with open integration to deliver unprecedented ease of use that lets you deploy and manage your infrastructure faster, at a lower cost, and at virtually any scale.