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

ASIA PACIFIC, 14 March 2013 — HP 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's Enterprise Group had USD $7billion in sales in the most recent fiscal quarter alone, leading the overall market across a full converged infrastructure portfolio, shipping millions of servers, storage systems and networking devices a year and touching more than 80,000 customers daily through technology services and with extremely high mission-critical customer loyalty.(1)

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.(2)

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 US, 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.

  1. HP internal calculations.
  2. 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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