Press Kit: August 29, 2011

HP at VMworld

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Overview
HP today announced HP VirtualSystem optimized for VMware vSphere 5, a highly optimized, turnkey solution that gives organizations a virtualized infrastructure that speeds implementation and provides a foundation for cloud computing.

As virtualization has gained adoption, multitier network architectures, virtual sprawl, inflexible storage, unpredictable workloads and security concerns have increased complexity and limited broad deployment. To help midsize to large organizations address these challenges, HP VirtualSystem for VMware includes virtualized HP Networking solutions, HP Converged Storage, HP BladeSystem servers, HP Insight software with onsite installation services. 

HP Storage
HP P4000 LeftHand Storage Systems, part of the HP Converged Storage portfolio, coupled with the new, unique HP LeftHand Peer Motion software functionality, instantly delivers the disaster recovery and capacity capabilities needed by clients supporting business-critical workloads to ensure business continuity.

HP Networking
HP is upgrading its industry-leading data center fabric to increase the performance of virtualized and cloud environments, while simplifying network complexity and management. The HP FlexNetwork architecture has been updated with enhanced server connectivity, switching, management, security and services to better meet the demands of the virtualized data center.

Virtualization Solutions in the Channel
Channel partners play a strategic role in augmenting and extending virtualization capabilities for clients. With the new HP VirtualSystem optimized for VMware vSphere 5 and HP Virtualization Smart Bundles for VMware vSphere 5, HP is expanding business opportunities for channel partners serving enterprise clients as well as small and midsize business accounts.

HP Technology Services
HP’s new services enable business and government clients to simplify the implementation and management of virtualization to accelerate the transition to an open, hybrid cloud computing environment. The services include VirtualStart Services for HP VirtualSystem, Consulting Services for Cloud and Virtualization, and a Converged Infrastructure Transformation Experience Workshop.

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VMworld 2011

Las Vegas, Nev., at The Venetian and The Wynn

Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2011

Executive Biographies

Mike Banic

Vice president, Global Marketing, Networking, HP

Tom Joyce

Senior vice president and general manager, Converged Systems, HP

Vish Mulchand

Director, Business Intelligence Product Marketing, Storage, HP

Mike Nielsen

Director, Solution Marketing, Networking, HP

Craig Nunes

Vice president, Marketing, Storage, HP

Nimish Shelat

Manager, Product Marketing, Software, HP