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Hitachi Compute Blade 2500

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ON YOUR TERMS

Gain unprecedented configuration flexibility and virtualization for a wide range of enterprise and cloud applications

Who Can You Trust With Your Critical Applications?

A SERVER WORKHORSE FOR DEMANDING WORKLOADS

  • Maximizes utilization with secure software-defined hardware partitioning
  • Scales up for high-capacity workloads, supporting up to two 8-socket Xeon E7 server configurations
  • Massive I/O bandwidth with both shared fabric switches, and up to 28 hot-pluggable PCIe slots in the chassis
  • Hitachi Compute Blade 2500

    Introduction and 3D interactive videos highlight the benefits of CB 2500.

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Logical Partitions (LPARs) Set the Stage for Software-Defined Infrastructure

LPARS DELIVER ROBUST, SECURE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE VIRTUALIZATION

  • Logically divide CPU, memory and I/O resources to create up to 60 LPARs per blade
  • Implemented in firmware for high performance, low overhead, and software transparency
  • Migrate active partitions without downtime between blades, even between different chassis and racks
  • Hitachi Compute Blade Logical Partitioning Capabilities

    See how easy it is to setup LPARs to meet your needs.

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HITACHI LOGICAL PARTITIONING (LPAR)

Indispensable Virtualization Across the Data Center

Maximize Blade Server Efficiency and Utilization
Hitachi logical partitioning allows physical server resources to be divided into multiple, securely isolated partitions, each of which behaves like a physical server.
Rock-Solid Reliability and Sophisticated Features
Multiple LPARs can access a shared storage device through a single Fibre Channel card, reducing required connections between server and storage.
Enterprise Virtualization With Lower Cost
Logical partitioning is a standard capability of every Hitachi Compute Blade server. Basic use is free and licensing is available to support large-scale use, high-end features and management tools.

SYMMETRIC MULTIPROCESSING (SMP) SCALING

Increase Your ROI Enabling High Capacity Applications

Add Capacity Incrementally, Cost-Effectively
Allows you to grow capacity by adding blades instead of replacing them, and enables CPU, memory and I/O to scale together.
Low-Cost Platform for High-End Applications
Scale from a single 2-socket blade to create a single system with 8 Xeon E7 processors and up to 12TB of RAM (with 64GB DIMMs), ideal for in-memory database applications such as SAP HANA.

N+M COLD STANDBY AUTOMATIC BLADE FAILOVER

Flexible, Low-Cost High Availability Built In

Set and Forget
When configured, the system automatically detects a failure and boots a blade from the standby pool, assigning it the identity of the previously active blade.
No Additional Cost
Because standby blades are powered off (cold), no additional software licenses are required – and the N+M feature is built into every system at no cost.
Flexible, Low-Cost Protection for Multi-OS Systems
A single cold standby blade can provide backup for a pool of active blades with multiple operating systems.

EVALUATE

Enterprise-Class Compute Blade 2500
Learn how to extend the benefits of Hitachi logical partitioning to new areas of the enterprise data center.
Hitachi Compute Blade 2500
Read more about built-in virtualization, large I/O bandwidth and memory and flexibility.

VALIDATE

Disaster Recovery for SAP HANA
Solution uses asynchronous replication of SAP HANA data and log volumes, binaries and config files to secondary sites.
HDS Servers for SAP on Linux
This document lists the Hitachi servers currently certified to run SAP HANA on Linux.

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