HP has released OneView, a consumer-inspired infrastructure management platform for HP Converged Infrastructure that it says simplifies the most basic steps that underlay all data centre processes. Four years in development, OneView is the result of collaboration between HP and more than 150 customers across data centres worldwide. Designed for the HP BladeSystem, HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) and HP ProLiant Generation 7 servers, OneView is built with server and software technology that offers a single management platform to foster collaboration and communication with IT across the data centre.
Features include a dashboard that enables users to view the entire data centre in seconds, whether a customer has 16 devices or 640, and a smart search which allows administrators to find key information in seconds rather than hunting through online and offline records. Smart Search is built into every task to provide immediate access to the event device, or task information.