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Knight Frank Adopts HP’s Converged Infrastructure, Reduces Infrastructure Costs

Hewlett Packard’s Converged Infrastructure platform has helped global property consultant Knight Frank to reduce its total cost of ownership by 90 percent.

HP said that since the company and its US partner Newmark Knight Frank deployed HP Converged Infrastructure, Knight Frank has increased its capacity by 200 percent and cut CO2 emissions by 47 percent.

Knight Frank replaced its servers and storage systems with a HP StorageWorks P4000 storage area network (SAN) platform and HP BladeSystem servers. HP said that Knight Frank was able to triple its data storage capacity and enhanced server utilisation by seven times.

HP said that its SAN platform was capable of providing constant connectivity, improved performance and high rate of data recovery. The company explained that its SAN platform was equally distributed between two data centres owned by Knight Frank. The platform offers dual 10 Gbps links.

"We now have a modern converged server and storage platform that will support our business activities for the foreseeable future," said Hardesh Degun, technical architect, Knight Frank, said in a statement.

"The HP storage solution integrates well with our VMware environment and the feature-rich, all-inclusive pricing model makes the licensing far simpler." he added.

The company plans to showcase the benefit of running its sever and virtualisation technology at the HP Discover event.