Infotech lead India: HP’s Enterprise Group had $7 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal quarter. HP has shipped millions of servers, storage systems and networking devices each year and provides more than 80,000 customers technology services everyday.
Since HP pioneered the converged infrastructure category in 2009, the company has concentrated on developing technologies that deliver modern architectures optimally integrated across servers, storage, networking, security, power and cooling with the ability to be supervised through a common management platform.
Within three years of being launched, the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio is overtaking the competition by globally delivering substantial benefits to business and government customers. Thousands of HP Converged Infrastructure customers have accelerated time to market, improved IT agility, reduced costs, maximized return on investment and paved their way to the cloud seamlessly. More than 900 HP CloudSystem customers have been successfully deployed.
HP Converged Infrastructure enables customers to shift resources from IT to innovation, to deal with the new challenges to the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization’s technology infrastructure brought on by shifts in the IT market. HP’s modern data center eliminates complexities cost effectively irrespective of customer industry, size or unique requirements.
Erez Yarkoni, chief information officer, T-Mobile US, said, “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.”
HP also has a comprehensive lineup of workload-specific HP AppSystems. This includes the industry’s first enterprise-ready Hadoop solution as well as HP AppSystem for SAP HANA to accelerate and scale business analytics.
Recently HP sold HP Z800 and Z820 workstations to DreamWorks to make it easier for their artists to create large and complex scenes for their animation movie, “The Croods”. HP says that these machines that come with HP’s Remote Graphic Software, facilitate real-time collaboration between sites and are 50 percent faster than previous generation computers.
Soon after HP augmented its converged infrastructure portfolios with several new cloud and networking solutions, it also unveiled a switch that supports the OpenFlow SDN standard, and an improved Ethernet device that is four faster than earlier models. Additionally, the company introduced a service called Proactive Insight Experience which generate up to $32,000 in value per 100 end users.
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