HP Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) from HP, a giant American IT corporation and a prominent name in the IT industry, has been chosen by various enterprises from around the world for expanding their respective data center resources while optimizing their efficiency. HP POD, which is based on the HP Converged Infrastructure, not only lets the enterprises expand at a faster pace, but also helps them handle various critical data center challenges, including those of space, power and cost.
HP Performance Optimized Datacenter is basically based on a water-cooling system that helps it to deliver very low PUE’s (Power Usage Effectiveness), and is available in 24 feet and 41.5 feet sizes. This helps the HP POD to meet an array of environment and site requirements. It comes in three different variants, namely HP POD 20c, HP POD 40c and HP POD 240a. The HP POD 240a, also known as HP EcoPOD, has the most energy-efficient design. It uses as less as 95% power than the other standard data centers.
The entities that have recently chosen HP Performance Optimized Data Center and that are declared in the official HP Press Release include:
1. The City and County of El Paso, Texas
2. Skoda Power, a foremost contributor of technology, products and services for power generation, Plzen, Czech Republic
3. iVEC, an Australian scientific and research organization, and
4. University of California, Los Angeles
The City and County of El Paso deployed an HP POD housing HP blade servers and storage for the IT operations of its important departments that serves more than 800,000 people. These departments include the law enforcement, the judicial system and the administration. Skoda Power deployed HP POD (40-feet) to enhance its IT infrastructure and to save costs on energy.
iVEC deployed an HP POD 20c to provide support for a new supercomputer. The aim is to help the organization in research works in different fields of science that include radio astronomy, nano-science, geo-science, etc. The University of California further modified its virtual HPC cluster to cut down its power costs by a huge amount.
Seems like HP is all set to take the world with its new technologies, power-saving being the latest one, and lead the IT industry for a very long time.