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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 Infrastructure 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, Inc.

"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 HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a 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.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactio ns; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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John D'Avolio HP +1 503 308 3096 john.davolio@hp.com

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