HP's servers are used by many companies around the world, so the company decided it was time for a general improvement, starting with its ProLiant Gen 8 line.
has begun to gather allies that may help forward its projects as part of the ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance, or PIA Alliance for short.
PIA is an architecture involving built-in intelligence that improves uptime and performance in data centers. The ProLiant Gen 8 server line is the first to benefit from it.
To avoid going in too deep, the shorthand version is that PIA allows hardware builders to analyze system parameters and automate processes that would consume much higher resources if they had to be administered manually.
They also open new doors towards IT infrastructure and application optimization performance.
“The cost of manual operations and system optimization needed to support growing IT requirements is unsustainable,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president, marketing and operations, industry standard servers and software at HP.
“The PIA Alliance brings together some of the world’s leading technology companies to eliminate manual maintenance tasks and significantly improve data center efficiency.”
Now that Seagate
is a founding member of the PIA Alliance, it will be able to assist in the elimination of common problems that arise from human-technology interaction and lead to data loss and/or downtime. In return, it will be allowed to use the HP PIA qualified insignia on eligible products.
“Seagate is pleased to be working with HP to make it easier to manage data centers at lower cost in the face of exponential data growth,” said Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate.
“As a founding member of the ProActive Insight Architecture Program, Seagate assists in providing intelligence that enables HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to offer new levels of reliability, performance and efficiency in cloud and in-house data centers.”