Hewlett-Packard Reportedly Mulls Sale Of Tippingpoint
Sep 2 15
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is considering sale of Tippingpoint Technologies Inc. ahead of a corporate split later in 2015, according to sources. Private equity firms have expressed interest in Tippingpoint, sources added. Tippingpoint could be valued at between $200 million to $300 million, sourced said. A spokesman for HP declined to comment.
HP Unveils New HP ENVY, OfficeJet and Deskjet Printers
Sep 1 15
HP unveiled the expansion of its rapidly growing Instant Ink replacement service to its new HP ENVY, OfficeJet and DeskJet printers. The new printers come HP Instant Ink ready and offer a choice of monthly and yearly ink subscription plans starting at only $2.99 a month. With HP Instant Ink, customers select a plan based on how much they want to print and HP takes care of the rest. Customer never run out of ink, and printing costs up to 50% less.Eliminating the anxiety of running out of ink at the worst time, the new fall line comes with smart cartridges in the box that can reorder ink before they run out and deliver it directly to the customer's door. HP Instant Ink is one of the growing web-based paid services, adding more than one new customer every minute of every day. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll found 62% of those who intend to purchase a printer in the next year would be interested in an ink delivery service like HP Instant Ink. According to InfoTrends, the typical home user prints 43 pages per month on average. With HP Instant Ink, this level of printing will cost only $2.99 per month or less than most pay for one morning coffee drink. Whether printing at home, for a small business or at college, customers can enjoy the lowest two year total cost of ownership available with HP Instant Ink printers, printing high-quality photos as well as black and white or color documents for the same cost. And, there are no contracts, hidden costs or annual fees, so customers can easily modify their plan at any time. The HP OfficeJet 5741 with one year of HP Instant Ink starts at $199 and is expected to be available in October 2015. The HP OfficeJet 5743 with two years of HP Instant Ink starts at $299 and is expected to be available in October 2015. The HP ENVY 4520 All-in-One printer starts at $99/EUR 89 and is expected to be available in September 2015. The HP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer starts at $129/EUR 109 and is expected to be available in September 2015. The HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One printer starts at $99/EUR 109 and is expected to be available in September 2015. The HP OfficeJet 3830 printer starts at $79 and is expected to be available in September 2015.
HP Announces New Solutions to Help Businesses Capitalize on VMware Environments
Aug 31 15
On August 31, 2015 at VMworld(R) 2015, HP announced new solutions to help businesses capitalize on their VMware environments through faster time to implementation and greater return on investment. These new products and services are the latest in a series of recent innovations optimized for VMware vSphere, including new hyper-converged and all-flash storage systems announced earlier this month. Building on its 15-year relationship with VMware, HP announced: an extension of a longstanding global server OEM relationship, which now provides HP the ability to sell VMware NSX(TM), allowing customers to deploy applications faster, simplify and automate their data center network fabric and improve security end-user computing solutions providing the higher density graphics virtualization options New Converged Architecture, delivered as one integrated stack by a choice of certified channel partners saving customers time and resources New HP Software-defined Compute Services for VMware solutions, Network Virtualization Services for VMware NSX, Client Virtualization Services and Education Services for VMware that will enable organizations to better react to changing business dynamics, while providing a secure, stable environment. HP and VMware are also announcing the industry's first global sales, support and go-to-market agreement for the VMware NSX(TM) network virtualization platform to help customers accelerate the deployment of new high-performing applications, simplify data center fabric and operations and improve security. This agreement builds upon the previously announced HP-VMware NSX(TM) networking solution and includes a complete, end-to-end network virtualization consulting and support capabilities. In addition, HP's hardware L2 Gateway solution, based on HP FlexFabric 5930 switch OVSDB and VMware NSX integration, as well as the industry's first jointly developed federated HP software-defined networking and VMware NSX network virtualization solution enabling seamless integration of physical and virtual data center infrastructure, will attain VMware certification. To enhance the value of workplace productivity, HP is introducing more flexibility and choices of end-user computing solutions with VMware Horizon(r) 6.1 and NVIDIA GRID to deliver the broadest choice and higher density graphics virtualization options in the industry. Powered by HP OneView, the new system gives customers a single management interface. Optimized for VDI use cases, these solutions provide variable, full lifecycle support options and open interoperability with third party top-of-rack networking switches and hypervisors from vendors. These end-user computing solutions can support up to 3,500 users and are fully tested to run desktop virtualization applications at optimal performance, helping customers reduce provisioning time, cost, setup and installation errors. Each solution has the flexibility to be built and delivered directly from HP or by a certified channel partner aligned to the specific needs of the customer's data center, freeing up time and resources. HP extends the Converged Architecture partner program with the new Converged Architecture 700 (CA700). Built on HP BladeSystem, HP 3PAR Storage, HP OneView and integration with VMware vSphere(r) and VMware vRealize(TM) Operations(TM), the CA700 offers simplicity with the only integrated system with converged management across compute, storage and fabric. Ideal for private clouds and enabling mobile workforce and mixed workloads, customers may experience infrastructure their way, as a single integrated stack built and delivered by the certified channel partner of their choice, saving time and resources. The CA700's integrated stack enables VMware administrators to simply manage the entire stack as one. From the vSphere console, VMware administrators can deploy and expand clusters and perform day-to-day operations across the entire stack. This integration of one infrastructure with one management platform enables customers to focus on applications and meeting business needs. New HP services for VMware enable organizations to better react to changing business dynamics, while providing a secure, stable environment include: HP Software-defined Compute Accelerator for VMware. This pre-defined, customizable accelerator solution contains the necessary hardware, software and services to enable the piloting of a specific compute use case in the enterprise. HP Software-defined Compute Implementation Service. HP experts apply software-defined Infrastructure (SDI) concepts and VMware, HP-based reference architecture in datacenter environments. HP Client Virtualization Services. A full lifecycle HP services covering assessment, design, implementation, deployment, testing and support of client virtualization and VDI for VMware solutions into customer environments. HP Network Virtualization Services. These consulting and support services are designed to transform and operate the network when combining physical and virtual network resources, functionality and management to ready a network for virtualized cloud, Network Functions Virtualization, or SDI. HP provides customers with a single place to access networking, virtualization and NSX experts to quickly resolve issues 24 x 7 x 365. HP Education Services for VMware. New vSphere 6 training courses and curriculum educate customers on the latest capabilities from VMware and HP.