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datacenter in a box

A complete server operation in a single product. A datacenter in a box provides a "platform as a service" (PaaS) rolled up into one package. It includes all necessary CPU, storage, networking and system software (OS, databases, etc.) fully installed and ready to go. In nearly all cases, a datacenter in a box offers a virtualized server environment, which enables workloads to be added, duplicated and deleted in real time. See virtualization and PaaS.

Cloud in a Box
A "cloud in a box" is a datacenter in a box that lets users or customers interact with cloud computing resources (see cloud computing). See datacenter container, intercloud and in a box.


A Cloud in a Box
VCE's Vblocks offer virtualized servers with optional cloud computing management. VCE touts Vblocks as "converged infrastructure" products, integrating components from Cisco, EMC and VMware. (Image courtesy of VCE, www.vce.com)
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SINGAPORE -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Singapore Exchange (SGX), the world's seventh-largest listed exchange, has selected HP Converged Infrastructure technology to enhance trade execution and expand capacity.
HP Converged Infrastructure allows universities to expand network bandwidth, increase flexibility and improve reliability to support increased student enrollment and explosive data growth.
Systems integrator Finesse, has announced that it has partnered with VCE, a provider of converged infrastructure.
The HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio addresses these growing challenges and leads the industry in deploying and managing large-scale infrastructures.
9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VCE, the pioneer and worldwide leader in converged infrastructure, today announced that customers around the globe are adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)-Ready Vblock Systems to accelerate the speed of their businesses through policy automation.
They are experts in architecting converged infrastructure environments that help customers truly realize the evolution of virtualization into private cloud operations.
VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure systems, today unveiled new and updated Vblock Systems, integrated solutions and technology extensions to drive greater IT flexibility, agility and simplicity for enterprises and service providers globally.
As part of a program designed to increase the number of cloud centers, HP has invested in selected partners based on their recognition as a Converged Infrastructure Elite Partner and Software Elite Partner.
Avnet s new solutions are ideal for companies looking to manage big data, cloud computing and mobility in a converged infrastructure, said Pete Rzonca, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Cisco Solutions group.
Summary: 'Unleash the power of your infrastructure' was the key message at the HP seminar on Converged Infrastructure, held in Dubai on November 8 and 9.
The company said the new converged Infrastructure portfolio delivers innovation and makes the best use of available resources to meet customers' unique problems and rapidly adjusts to meet changing needs.
Summary: HP recently announced that the Transguard Group has transformed its IT services with a cloud solution-based on HP Converged Infrastructure.