Airbus completes high-performance datacentre deployment with HP

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has taken delivery of two pre-configured HP datacentres.

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has taken delivery of two pre-configured HP datacentres, as part of a system said to be the 29th biggest high-performance computing deployment in the world.

The HP Performance Optimised Datacentres (PODs) have been delivered to Airbus sites in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. Each POD contains servers, storage, networking, software, management, and integrated power and cooling.

A total of 2,016 clustered HP ProLiant BL280 G6 blade servers enable the two 12 meter-long containers to deliver the equivalent of nearly 1,000 square meters of conventional datacentre space.

HP Enterprise Services provides datacentre services for Airbus, while HP Technology Services managed the transportation, deployment and commissioning at the customer site. For this project, HP managed the preparation of the new infrastructure, the technology decisions and the technical elements of the transition.

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