IT major HP announced that Server Cloud Canada, a hosting company, has
selected HP Converged Infrastructure technology, enabling the company to
implement a private cloud for reliable IT service delivery and improved
Server Cloud Canada faces major challenges to support their customers’
growing businesses. Rising infrastructure costs, demanding application needs
and overall capacity constraints weigh heavily on these companies.
After exploring options from Dell, Cisco and IBM, Server Cloud Canada
chose HP CloudSystem Matrix as the foundation to deliver private clouds to
customers. HP CloudSystem Matrix enables Server Cloud Canada to simplify the
creation of a private cloud with one-touch, self-service provisioning of
With the ability to deliver resources faster, Server Cloud Canada can
better respond to customers’ fluctuating business demands and critical IT
Server Cloud Canada reduced its power savings by 60 percent with HP
CloudSystem Matrix, eliminating the need for an additional power source that
the company estimated would have cost approximately $200,000 to install.
“We wanted a solution where each component installed was best in
its class,” said Kevin Moniz, chief technology officer, Server Cloud
“HP had a complete product top to bottom, where we could say it’s
tried, true and tested. No competitor could match that, and we believe this
gives us a competitive advantage,” Moniz added.
HP Virtual Connect reduced the switches and cards needed by 80 percent, while
moving the company from 48 cables to only one.
Server Cloud Canada implemented HP P4000 LeftHand Storage Systems, as
well as HP 6600 switch series with 10GbE support, replacing Cisco Catalyst
switches resulting in better network performance.