Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in 1939. The company’s first product, built in a Palo Alto garage, was an audio oscillator – an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers. One of HP’s first customers was Walt Disney Studios, which purchased eight oscillators to develop and test an innovative sound system for the movie Fantasia. Now, HP has approximately 324,600 employees worldwide.
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. It explores how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. It applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way customers live and work.
No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. It provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputer installations. It offers consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps HP match the right products, services and solutions to customers’ specific needs.
HP P10000 3PAR Utility Storage
HP 3PAR Utility Storage exceeds the economic and operational requirements of even the world’s most demanding and dynamic IT environments. It’s storage born for the cloud.
The newest addition to the HP 3PAR family, the HP P10000 3PAR Storage System, sets the benchmark for federated Tier 1 Storage by delivering greater performance, scalability, and non-disruptive workload migration. Consolidate thousands of virtual machines onto a single storage system. Enjoy autonomically load-balaced data. Fluidly and non-disruptively transition workloads between HP 3PAR Storage Systems at will.
HP P9000 XP Disk Arrays
The HP P9500 XP Disk Array is bulletproof storage for mission-critical Converged Infrastructure where constant access to data is required — even in the event of a disaster.
Designed for organizations that cannot afford any downtime, the P9500 XP combines a high-performance online scalable fully redundant hardware platform with unique data replication capabilities integrated with clustering solutions for complete business continuity.
The HP P9000 XP Software Family decreases the complexities of critical data management. Through thin provisioning, organizations can improve storage utilization. Virtualization simplifies the management of diverse systems. Smart Tiers improve storage performance and controls costs. Application Performance Extender provides quality of service so resources can be used effectively. Consolidation becomes a reality by managing open systems, mainframe, and HP NonStop applications all on a single P9500 XP.
HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array Application Solutions
HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array Application Solutions are right-sized and hassle-free for businesses who want to remove the guesswork when implementing the most common business applications
The HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array is an easy to use, capacity enhanced storage system with built-in virtualization letting you to consolidate storage and simplify your IT. The P6000 EVA also offers high performance, high availability, and robust data protection. Combined with your favorite database, email, ERP or other applications, the P6000 EVA provides an integrated end-to-end solution that helps drive your business.
HP P4000 LeftHand iSCSI SAN
The HP P4000 G2 LeftHand SAN Solutions are a perfect fit for environments with a variety of virtual servers, client virtualization, database, email, and business applications.
P4000 SANs scale capacity and performance linearly to seamlessly grow with your business. The P4000 portfolio has affordable enterprise functionality with a comprehensive feature set and simplified central management for all locations. Superior application availability and disaster recovery features are integrated into the P4000 SANs for automated failover/failback in any situation. P4000 SANs are optimized for virtualized environments with VMware ESX & Microsoft Hyper-V integration and offer continuous data availability to users and applications that meets demand on-the-fly.
Most virtualized server environments require shared storage for high availability, as well as application data, and storage solutions should be as highly available as the VMs. With a comprehensive feature set, the P4000 LeftHand VSA is optimized for virtual environments and is a flexible shared storage solution that scales as needed. The ability to use existing server, DAS and SAN hardware within your environment greatly increases storage utilization, and reduces costs associated with dedicated external storage. Built-in high availability and disaster recovery features enhance server virtualization capabilities to deliver better business continuity. Straightforward and simple administration is provided by a management console that allows the administrator to manage all LeftHand SAN nodes, physical and virtual, regardless of their physical location.
HP P2000 MSA Storage Arrays
The Hewlett Packard StorageWorks 2000 Family of SAN arrays features P2000 G3 MSA arrays with the latest 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 6 Gb SAS, and 10GbE iSCSI connected models, along with the MSA2000i G2 1Gb iSCSI model. They are designed for entry-level customers and feature the latest in functionality and host-connect technology while offering excellent price/performance. They are ideal for those with small budgets or limited IT expertise, and larger companies with departmental or remote requirements.
HP ProLiant Servers
The industry’s most popular servers, the HP ProLiant servers provided high availability, high performance, unparallelled manageability and ultimate flexibility. The HP ProLiant c-Class BladeSystem is the industry leader in blade server technology, setting the bar for other manufacturers. The rack-dense versions of the ProLiant family are the workhorses of data centres around the world, and the ML series ProLiant servers provide extensive expansion capability and deployment options for smaller branch offices.
The combined product portfolio of ProCurve, 3Com, H3C and TippingPoint expands HP’s networking capabilities and accelerates the Converged Infrastructure strategy. HP FlexNetwork architecture is the industry’s only unified architecture for the data center, campus and branch enabling enterprises to fully harness the power of media-rich content, virtualization, mobility, and cloud computing.
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