HP Matrix Operating Environment, which includes HP Insight Control, is at the core of the HP CloudSystem Matrix, an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution for private and hybrid cloud deployments, built on proven HP Converged Infrastructure technologies. It is available for both HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers as well as for provisioning third party x86 virtual machine environments.
HP estimates that the software can greatly reduce the cost of common data center tasks, thereby lowering costs associated with capacity planning, virtual provisioning, upgrades and changes, and energy.
Increase the speed of change
By reducing steps for key tasks, you can accelerate key technology projects. For instance, moving a workload from one server to another with a simple drag and drop takes minutes while traditional approaches can take days and often require extensive coordination between server, storage, networking, and facilities groups.
Matrix OE enables you to provide high availability and maintain quality of service levels more cost effectively than traditional clustering. By redeploying logical servers easily in the event of hardware failure, you can enjoy fast protection, which was previously unaffordable.
Matrix OE helps you compare the energy consumption of different data center configurations easily. Matrix OE gives you the hard data you need to make the most of your energy consumption.
Provision infrastructure in minutes
Matrix OE helps you build a complete infrastructure environment ready for your applications in minutes-by automating the provisioning of virtual and, along with virtual connect, physical servers with their storage and networking connections. An application infrastructure can be up and running in minutes, rather than weeks or months.
Improve infrastructure confidently
HP Matrix OE provides deep insight into your infrastructure and lets you quickly adjust your environment over its lifecycle, so that you can predictably make changes without time-consuming analysis. Key data points like power, CPU, memory, and network utilization are captured every five minutes (more than a thousand data points per server per day) and are used to generate best-fit consolidation scenarios that fit right.
To make the most of your environment, planning is vital to assign the right application workloads to the right servers. With Matrix OE, you can do just that with built-in capacity planning and rebalancing tools. It is an industry leading real-time capacity planning tool, which allows you to continually analyze server capacity and power use. This intuitive capacity planning tool simulates various workload scenarios, so you can choose the one that best meets your business needs.
Move your test and development environment to a cloud
Create a dynamic test and development infrastructure. Rapidly activate and deactivate test and development environments, to quickly repurpose infrastructure without reinstallation. Resources may be pooled and shared, improving utilization and reducing cost. Cloud bursting further allows you to provision services beyond the "private cloud" by "bursting" into a public cloud for a specific template-defined service. The resources in the public cloud are paid for only when used, and released when no longer needed, optimizing cost and flexibility.
Expand the cloud to include your production infrastructure
Use the HP Matrix infrastructure orchestration capabilities to accelerate delivery of shared infrastructure services, while reducing complexity, cutting costs, and improving reliability. Use of capacity planning can help to contain server sprawl, improve utilization, and achieve space and power efficiencies. Finally, you can freely move workloads, during planned or unplanned downtime, to ensure and increase availability.
Deliver and monitor infrastructure and applications
HP CloudSystem Matrix provides advanced virtual and physical provisioning and management of applications and infrastructure with industry best practice templates, a highly flexible architecture with advanced workload optimization and metering, service assurance, application lifecycle management, security, and compliance.