HP Outpaces the Competition With Increased Momentum for Its Converged Infrastructure Solutions

HP Outpaces the Competition With Increased Momentum for Its Converged 
Infrastructure Solutions 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced that in just three years, the HP Converged Infrastructure
portfolio is outpacing the competition with substantial benefits
delivered to business and government customers around the world. 
HP pioneered the converged infrastructure category in 2009. Since
then, the company has invested in the development of leading
technologies that deliver modern architectures optimally integrated
across servers, storage, networking, security, power and cooling --
all administered through a common management platform.  
The result is the thousands of HP Converged Infrastructure customers
who have accelerated time to market, improved IT agility, reduced
costs, maximized return on investment and paved their way to the
cloud. Reflecting HP's market leadership in making convergence a
reality are the successful deployments at more than 900 HP
CloudSystem customers.(1) 
Customers thrive in the new era of computing with HP Converged
 Shifts in the IT market bring new challenges to the
efficiency and effectiveness of an organization's technology
infrastructure. HP Converged Infrastructure enables customers to
shift resources from IT to innovation, with a modern data center that
eliminates complexities and is less expensive to operate, regardless
of customer industry, size or unique requirements. 
"HP Converged Infrastructure technologies are increasing our capacity
to produce state-of-the-art CG animation -- great storytelling
combined with stunning visuals. And that's what audiences
expect."--Derek Chan, head of Technology Global Operations at
DreamWorks Animation SKG 
"T-Mobile wanted to accelerate the timing and precision of our
marketing campaigns to increase customer and shareholder value. We
selected SAP HANA running on HP Converged Infrastructure to achieve
this result."--Erez Yarkoni, chief information officer, T-Mobile USA,
"By breaking down the wall between IT and the business, it's easier
for end users to share their needs. And not only do we have the time
to explore opportunities, to analyze trends, and help our users make
better decisions, but we also have the agile infrastructure to
deliver new services quickly and cost-effectively."--Scott Martin,
chief information officer, Chipita America 
"Our decision was easy because there is no other product in the
market comparable to HP CloudSystem. Also because it is based on the
leading HP Converged Infrastructure approach, this gave us a single
vendor solution to simplify implementation and support."--Lubomir
Pinkava, chief technology officer, Casablanca INT 
"HP was the only vendor able to deliver a complete converged
infrastructure with the services we need to ensure business
continuity for our operations."--Hermann Grabner, vice president, IT,
Fischer Advanced Composite Components (FACC) 
Additional customer testimonials are available at the HP Converged
Infrastructure case study library. 
The first and only open solution to offer the best of both worlds  
Systems from competitors offer closed, inflexible infrastructures
that can only handle narrow workloads -- supporting one hypervisor
and designed for virtualization only. HP was the first to deliver an
open solution, and the only one optimized for any workload at any
scale -- providing the best of both worlds.  
In addition, HP has built a comprehensive lineup of workload-specific
HP AppSystems, including the industry's first enterprise-ready Hadoop
solution as well as HP AppSystem for SAP HANA to accelerate and scale
business analytics. 
"In 2009, HP identified the unique customer benefits of a converged
infrastructure and the requirements placed on every aspect of the
data center," said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president, Enterprise
Group, HP. "HP offers the most complete portfolio of converged
technologies and integrated systems on the market today. We have all
of the critical engineering teams under one roof teaming up to drive
solutions for both today and tomorrow. We take an open and
heterogeneous approach to driving innovation, which is why customers
choose HP over incomplete alternatives from competitors such as VCE
or Dell." 
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) In addition, HP has delivered more than 3 million blade servers
and 8 million virtual connect ports, issued more than 7 million HP
Insight Management licenses, and shipped more than 40 petabytes of
bladed storage and 50 million switch ports. HP internal calculations. 
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