«Enterprise Computing Platform: Upgrade Strategies» Workshop Held in Kazan

25March 2011

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«Enterprise Computing Platform: Upgrade Strategies» Workshop Held in Kazan

IT Park Business Center has recently hosted a workshop titled Enterprise Computing Platform: Upgrade Strategies. The event was held by ICL-KME CS and HP.

IT executives, managers and experts from government institutions and business enterprises took part in the event. Among the participants were the representatives of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Situations of the Republic of Tatarstan, OAO TAIF, Industrial Insurance PLC, OAO AKB Energobank, OAO Kazanorgsintez, OOO Gazprom mezhregiongaz Kazan, Kazan Federal University, etc.

At the workshop, attendees learned about the best practices of IT resource management in an enterprise environment. HP technical experts reported about the capabilities of new generation computing platforms, server hardware and storage systems. The workshop attendees could take a look at HP hardware in operation which was showcased in a dedicated demonstration zone also featuring HP Blade System c3000 with blade servers as well as HP P2000 FC / SAS storage systems and HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System. ICL-KME CS engineers together with their counterparts from HP presented virtualization solutions drawing attention to rapid deployment, data migration and backup capabilities of virtual machines.

Within the framework of the workshop, ICL-KME CS experts shared their practical experience in building and upgrading server farms and storage systems with the help of HP hardware and solutions, as well as described standard scenarios on how to build enterprise IT infrastructure. A separate report was devoted to VMware solutions allowing enterprises to optimize hardware upgrade costs.

The workshop was arranged close to an anniversary marking five years of HP operations in Tatarstan. Rail Akhmetzyanov, Head of HP Office in Kazan, emphasized that during these years HP acquired extensive experience of successful IT project implementation in various industry sectors of Tatarstan.

State-of-the-art HP solutions are now available to Tatarstan enterprises and companies that can appreciate high level of technical support and maintenance services provided by HP.

HP also contributed a lot to development of innovative education in Tatarstan. HP Computer Classrooms were opened at a municipal secondary school No. 12 and lyceum n. a. N. I. Lobachevsky in Kazan. The computer classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art laptops, printers and Internet access points.

HP Technology Center established at Kazan Federal University is working for a second year in a row providing students and faculty with an opportunity to use advanced IT technologies and to exchange experience with similar centers operating in leading universities in Russia and worldwide.

«I took special interest in virtualization solutions. These solutions can cut IT infrastructure costs, make IT infrastructure more flexible and enable more efficient power consumption,» said Victor Frolov, Senior Engineer at OAO TAIF. «This is a very challenging line of IT development. And many companies are working in this field. I’d like to point out that this workshop was very useful for me since it provided lots of helpful information and an opportunity to discuss the promising IT market trends and brand new products with my counterparts from other enterprises.
«Our partners — and we are proud to name ICL-KME CS among them — play a very important role in HP business development. We have been cooperating with ICL-KME CS for over 10 years,» said Rail Akhmetzyanov. «Today ICL-KME CS is an HP Preferred Partner. This Partner status confirms that ICL-KME CS possesses high level of expertise in HP products and solutions. During years of our cooperation we have gained a vast experience in implementing integration projects both in Tatarstan and across Russia.»

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