HP Helps Service Provider ITX Enterprises Expand Private Cloud Service Delivery

Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 16 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that ITX Enterprises Inc., a virtual
desktop service provider for behavioral health professionals, has
selected an HP Converged Infrastructure to host its private cloud and
expand service delivery nationally. 

    ITX Enterprises provides the Pro-Filer(TM) behavioral health records
management system to a consortium of 500 behavioral health professionals
across the state of Utah. Pro-Filer offers secure online storage for
client records as well as invoice and payables generation for health

    To roll out the Pro-Filer system on a national scale, the company needed
a reliable infrastructure with the flexibility and scalability to host a
private cloud of virtual desktops. After evaluating competitive offerings
from Cisco, Dell and NetApp, ITX Enterprises chose server, storage and
networking solutions from HP. The company discovered that competing
solutions, such as Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), only provided
a portion of the infrastructure it needed, and lacked converged storage
solutions to support growing service demands. ITX Enterprises wanted a
comprehensive solution from a single vendor to help reduce costs while
simplifying system management and accelerating service delivery.

    The updated infrastructure for ITX Enterprises includes a combination of
HP's server and storage solutions, which streamline maintenance while
easing troubleshooting and support. In addition, HP Networking has
enabled ITX Enterprises to improve network performance while keeping
costs down. Together, these components allow for better technical
integration and convergence on a reliable, scalable platform.

    "When we began discussions on offering the Pro-Filer system across the
United States as a hosted solution, our infrastructure technology was
outdated and just couldn't support the data-intensive service levels the
system required," said Todd Christensen, IT manager, ITX Enterprises Inc.
"After extensive research, we selected HP because their Converged
Infrastructure delivered a comprehensive, integrated solution with the
reliability and scalability we needed to support current as well as
future business needs."

    By leveraging single-vendor support for servers, storage and networking
that is administered through a common management platform, ITX
Enterprises delivered an 85 percent reduction in time to add, remove or
change servers. By using an HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet
Module with HP 5800 switch series, the company also lowered costs with an
80-percent reduction in network cabling and switches.(1) In addition, the
company easily expanded storage capacity as needed without unexpected
downtime, reducing administration time by 75 percent.(1)

    ITX Enterprises has recognized substantial cost savings from the rollout,
which integrated an HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure with five HP ProLiant
BL460c G7 server blades hosting virtual machines running VMware vSphere 5
and a four-node HP StoreVirtual Storage system. By using thin
provisioning and storage clustering provided by the HP StoreVirtual
Storage system, ITX avoided the purchase of 15 extra terabytes of direct
attached storage (DAS) or network attached storage (NAS). The company
also experienced an 89-percent reduction in physical servers and an
$18,000 annual reduction in power consumption with the HP BladeSystem
environment.(1) ITX runs VMware vSphere on the HP ProLiant servers, which
provides the company with greater application performance and helps boost
business responsiveness.

    To ensure rapid deployment of its HP Converged Infrastructure, ITX
Enterprises utilized HP Factory Express to preassemble, pretest and
preconfigure the solution to its specifications. As a result, data center
setup was complete in one hour, compared with weeks for comparable
solutions -- a 99-percent reduction in system time to value.(1) 

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    (1) Based on ITX Enterprises internal data.

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