PHOTO - (from left) Chong Fook Hing, HP Malaysia's sales director for enterprise servers, storage and networking and Danny Ong, Microsoft Malaysia's chief marketing and operations officer.
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 APRIL 2011 - Malaysian firms could increase their employees' staff productivity as well as reduce IT complexity with new solutions jointly announced by technology giants HP and Microsoft.
There are four new converged application appliances in the new portfolio for business intelligence, data warehouse, messaging and database consolidation, said HP Malaysia sales director, enterprise servers, storage and networking, Chong Fook Hing, together with Microsoft Malaysia's chief marketing and operations officer, Danny Ong.
"Until now there have been two ways to deploy critical business applications: highly customised deployments that take too long or proprietary stacks of applications and infrastructure that are inherently rigid and slow to change," said HP Malaysia's Chong. "The result is only 32 per cent of IT projects that deliver critical business applications are rated as 'successful' by the organisations implementing them."
"These solutions fuse applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system, which will help organisations optimise employee productivity and decision-making, while simplifying the delivery of applications for IT," he said. "For instance, the HP Business Decision Appliance is available now to run business intelligence services, and the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server to run messaging services. Two other appliances are expected to be available later this year."
"Customers are looking to significantly reduce implementation and decision times," Chong added. "With our converged application appliances, HP and Microsoft enable customers to shorten the time required to deliver information, which helps to reduce risk and cost."
"Microsoft and HP are helping IT professionals fight their biggest foes - time and complexity," said Microsoft Malaysia's Danny Ong. "With these appliances, we're helping to put critical business information in our customers' hands when they need it."
"This announcement is part of delivering on the companies' extended partnership announced a year ago, the new converged application appliances from HP and Microsoft are the industry's first systems designed for IT as well as end-users," said Ong. "They deliver application services such as business intelligence, data warehousing, online transaction processing and messaging. The jointly engineered appliances, and related consulting and support services, enable IT to deliver critical business applications in as little as one hour, compared with potentially months needed for traditional systems."
"For example, one of the solutions already offered by HP and Microsoft - the HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance - delivers up to 200 times faster queries and 10 times the scalability of traditional SQL Server deployments," he said. "With the HP Business Decision Appliance, HP and Microsoft have greatly reduced the time and effort it takes for IT to configure, deploy and manage a comprehensive business intelligence solution, compared with a traditional business intelligence solutions where applications, infrastructure and productivity tools are not pre-integrated. This appliance is optimised for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint and can be installed and configured by IT in less than one hour."
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