Powering Up Hawaii With the HP BladeSystem
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, Ltd. and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., provide electricity to 95% of Hawaii's 1.2 million residents on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Lanai, and Molokai. Hawaiian Electric wanted to reduce the time and costs spent maintaining and managing its infrastructure, and gain extra data center space, by consolidating its servers. Hawaiian Electric consolidated its servers with the HP BladeSystem and VMware and Microsoft virtualization software, and deployed HP Integrity Servers to run applications that had previously been mainframe-based.