HP Extends Converged Infrastructure Leadership

HP Extends Converged Infrastructure Leadership 
New Offerings Extend HP's Commitment to Open, Heterogeneous and
Efficient Solutions 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced new innovations that strengthen its HP Converged
Infrastructure portfolio.  
At its yearly Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, HP unveiled a
new HP BladeSystem, HP Converged Storage and HP Networking solutions,
as well as HP Services that accelerate return on IT investment and
enable customers to refocus resources from operations to innovation. 
Significant shifts in the IT industry, including cloud, big data,
social media and mobility, have added new challenges for chief
information officers (CIOs) in meeting customer, partner and employee
expectations while aligning IT and enterprise goals with limited
funding. 
The HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio addresses these growing
challenges and leads the industry in deploying and managing
large-scale infrastructures. HP has delivered more than 8 million
virtual connect ports, issued more than 7 million HP Insight
Management licenses, shipped more than 40 petabytes of bladed storage
and 50 million switch ports, and grown to nearly 900 HP CloudSystem
customers.(1) In addition, HP has led the industry in blade server
revenue and shipments for 24 consecutive quarters.(2) 
Only HP Converged Infrastructure offers customers: 


 
--  An open, standards-based, heterogeneous approach that integrates
    servers, storage, networking and management software.
--  Proven experience of implementing Converged Infrastructure solutions
    for customers around the world -- as well as close collaboration with
    4,500 HP AllianceOne members and partners who develop complete
    solutions built on HP Converged Infrastructure.
--  Comprehensive consulting and support services by HP and certified
    partners that simplify IT management, improve return on investment
    (ROI) by optimizing IT investments, and ensure a high-quality customer
    experience.

  
"HP pioneered the concept of a converged infrastructure, and we were
the first to deliver it," said David Donatelli, executive vice
president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP. "But we're not
resting on our achievements, we continue to innovate and extend the
HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to deliver the benefits that
our business and government customers expect from us." 
New HP BladeSystem delivers breakthrough data center economics 
Virtualization offers significant benefits to organizations.
According to Gartner, in 2016, 82 percent of server workloads will be
running in virtual environments,(3) which could increase management
complexity and operational costs. 
The new HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum enclosure, a key solution
within the industry-leading HP ProLiant portfolio, dramatically
improves performance, efficiency and availability of resources in
virtualized and cloud environments. As a result, organizations can
save up to 68 percent in data center operating costs.(4) These
groundbreaking data center economics are delivered through
next-generation technologies that provide long-term investment
protection and can scale to support growth.  
The HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum enclosure with the new SX1018 HP
Ethernet switch, which provides the lowest port-to-port latency of
any blade switch, is more than four times faster than previous
switches.(5,6) HP also is the first in the industry to provide 40GB
downlinks to each blade server for near-real time performance. This
provides the ideal network interface for high-performance clusters or
financial services applications. 
HP also introduced the new HP ProLiant WS460c Generation 8 (Gen8)
Server Blade, the only bladed infrastructure that supports
virtualized client solutions with high-density 3-D graphics and eight
GPUs per blade server. Supporting four times more users per host
blade, the HP WS460c lowers costs by up to 60 percent per user
compared to previous generations, to mobilize an entire
workforce.(7,8) 
HP innovations accelerate move to modern storage architecture 
Unpredictable data growth and workload performance demands are
forcing customers to upgrade legacy storage architectures. This
transition -- from legacy to modern, scale-out storage architectures
-- represents a multibillion dollar opportunity for channel partners. 
HP StoreVirtual Storage offers pioneering software-defined storage
that is delivered either as virtual storage appliance (VSA) software
or as a converged storage appliance (CSA) on HP ProLiant hardware. HP
has been shipping VSAs for more than seven years and has distributed
more than 150,000 VSAs worldwide. 
To capitalize on and accelerate the adoption of software-defined
storage, HP announced two new HP StoreVirtual Storage systems, based
on HP ProLiant Gen8 technologies. Improving both productivity and
efficiency for businesses deploying virtualization, HP StoreVirtual
Storage systems deliver nearly double the performance and capacity
density compared to previous models. 
In addition, the new HP StoreSystem, a channel-only midrange storage
solution, combines HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup
systems that are preracked for rapid deployment. Offering primary
block-and-file storage with information protection in a single
system, HP StoreSystem now includes all HP 3PAR platform and VMware
software suites to maximize customer efficiency and agility.  
HP Technology Services simplify, integrate, automate a Converged
Infrastructure
 With HP Technology Services, customers can simplify,
integrate and automate their IT environments to rapidly respond to
organizational change and accelerate time to revenue. 
HP Technology Services is now offering the HP Proactive Insight
experience, which enables customers to take proactive actions as well
as automate and manage tasks, resulting in problem prevention and
productivity gains averaging $32,000 per 100 users.(9) 
The HP Proactive Insight experience begins with HP Proactive Care,
which provides proactive problem avoidance and direct access to
advanced technical expertise. This service is powered by innovative
support and management technologies, including HP Insight Online, the
industry's most comprehensive cloud-based management portal; and HP
Insight Remote Support, which remotely monitors servers, storage and
networks. With the HP Proactive Insight experience, customers can
increase user productivity and achieve a return on their services
investment in 30 days or less.(9) 
HP innovations deliver the industry's only complete BYOD networking
solution 
 By 2016, two-thirds of the workforce will own smartphones,
and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile.(10) Yet, today's
legacy infrastructure requires two separate networks to support wired
and wireless connectivity, resulting in operational complexity and
security challenges.  
HP also launched the industry's only complete solution that supports
growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. This solution
delivers unified wired and wireless management as well as switching
platforms that create a single network for wired and wireless
connectivity.  
HP networking innovations also include device on-boarding and
provisioning functionalities through a single management application,
automated security with software-defined networks (SDN) technology,
and mobility connectivity services that further extend the customer
benefits of the HP FlexNetwork architecture.  
To double network scalability over legacy infrastructure, the new
OpenFlow-enabled HP 2920 Switch Series speeds data transfer by up to
45 percent, while increasing performance by up to 100 percent.(11) In
addition, the new HP 830 Unified/WLAN Switch eliminates the need to
purchase up to 50 percent of traditional network access devices,
including separate switches and controllers, while supporting up to
1,000 wireless devices.(12) 
To help customers create an optimized, scalable wired and wireless
infrastructure, HP is offering HP FlexNetwork Design and Validation
and HP Wireless LAN Lifecycle Services. These services provide
validated and interoperable high-level designs and device
configurations based on proven HP FlexNetwork reference
architectures. 
HP's premier America's client event, HP Discover, takes place June
11-13 in Las Vegas. 
About HP
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meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio
that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP
is available at http://www.hp.com. 
(1) HP internal calculations.  
(2) IDC, "Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, Q3 CY2012," November
2012.  
(3) Gartner "Forecast Analysis: x86 Server Virtualization, Worldwide,
3Q12 Update," November 2012.  
(4) HP-sponsored white paper from IDC, "Business Value of Blade
Infrastructures," No. 227508R2, December 2012.  
(5) Based on HP internal calculations as of January 2013. Comparing
HP 6120XG with 240 Gb of available up/down bandwidth vs. SX1018HP
with 1,360 Gb available, HP offers up/down bandwidth that is 5.6
times greater.  
(6) Based on HP internal calculation as of January 2013 that show HP
SX1018 switch achieving a 250 nanosecond response time, compared to 1
millisecond from previous models.  
(7) Based on HP internal calculations as of January 2012. Four times
more NVIDIA Quadro 3000M graphics in the same enclosure space vs.
previous-generation HP WS460c.  
(8) Based on HP internal calculations as of January 2012. Versus
previous-generation HP WS460c.  
(9) IDC White paper, sponsored by HP and Intel, "The Business Value
of the HP Proactive Insight Experience," No. 239199, January 2013.  
(10) Gartner, "The Nexus of Forces Changes Everything: Gartner
Symposium/ITxpo 2012 Keynote," ID:G00246019, Jan. 10, 2013.  
(11) Tolly Research, "HP 2920 Switch Series: Competitive Performance,
Power Consumption and TCO Evaluation versus Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and
Cisco 3750-X Series," February 2013.  
(12) Based on HP internal testing.  
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