Teradyne Selects HP to Speed Development of New Products

Teradyne Selects HP to Speed Development of New Products 
HP FlexNetwork Architecture Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for
Manufacturer's Network by 35 Percent 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced that Teradyne, a developer and supplier of automatic test
equipment, has selected HP FlexNetwork architecture to improve
operational efficiency, reduce network downtime and boost
design-phase efficiency for new products. 
Teradyne designs and manufactures automatic test equipment for the
world's leading electronics companies. It relies on complex,
bandwidth-intensive applications to run its business. As the company
grew, its legacy network strained under the expanding load of project
design and simulation applications, creating a bottleneck in
"Rapidly delivering new products to market is critical to maintaining
a competitive edge, which led us to seek a partner that would help us
keep pace with the ever-changing technology market," said Frank
Spiridigliozzi, director, Information Technology, Teradyne. "In just
one weekend, HP redesigned our network environment to eliminate
disruptions, while reducing our network total cost of ownership by 35
The redesign of its network to enable virtualization has allowed
Teradyne to eliminate network silos by unifying its servers and
storage infrastructure. As a result, Teradyne engineers could speed
the time needed for simulations and quickly deliver projects with
improved accuracy.  
"Prior to implementing the HP FlexNetwork architecture, our IT staff
had to shut down our network for maintenance, resulting in 14 hours
of lost productivity annually," said John O'Brien, Technology and
Tools Group, Teradyne. "Today, our IT staff can perform the necessary
maintenance without impacting the productivity of our engineers,
which translates into a $350,000 savings per year." 
Teradyne worked closely with HP Elite partner CompuCom Systems Inc, a
Dallas-based outsourcing specialist and provider of network
integration services, to architect and conduct a "proof of concept"
(POC) on the technology platform. After the successful completion of
the POC, CompuCom provisioned and deployed the HP 10500 Switch Series
for maximum bandwidth and throughput, as well as the HP 5500 Switch
Series and the HP 5120 Switch Series for robust switching and
excellent manageability of the network. Teradyne also chose the HP
Intelligent Management Center to simplify network management from a
single-pane-of-glass application, enabling multivendor management and
smoothing migration. 
HP switches feature built-in HP Intelligent Resilient Framework, an
innovation that allows multiple switches to be virtualized and
operate as a single switch, resulting in better performance, less
operational downtime and significant cost savings. 
To improve data center uptime, Teradyne also deployed eight HP
Integrity BL860c i2 server blades, which enables the company to
manage data-intensive workloads and achieve mission-critical levels
of virtualization availability and flexibility. 
To support its HP Networking solutions, Teradyne selected HP Care
Pack Services from HP Technology Services to provide a single point
of accountability for all of the technical expertise and resources
needed to streamline end-to-end networking infrastructure and help
realize the business value of its technology investments. 
Additional information about HP Networking solutions is available at
HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June
11-13 in Las Vegas. 
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