HP Integrates Server Management with Microsoft Suite
HP is integrating its Insight Control systems management software into Microsoft's System Center suite, a move HP officials say will bring simplicity to an increasingly complex data center environment. The ICE-SC move will enable HP ProLiant and BladeSystem users who have opted for Microsoft's management suite to take better advantage of the myriad hardware and software capabilities HP is offering through its Adaptive Infrastructure data center initiative. It also brings greater technical support, a key issue for HP customers.Hewlett-Packard is integrating its Insight Control systems management software suite into Microsoft's System Center offering, the latest move by the systems vendor in its integrated data center initiative. HP officials said the move to integrate the server management features of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers into Microsoft's consoles will give IT administrators greater visibility into and management of their data center environments. HP announced the integration April 28.
"The focus here is that we're reaching out to customers who have chosen Microsoft System Center as their overarching management system," said Jeff Carlat, director of marketing for HP's Infrastructure Software and BladeSystem business.