Photo - Thiyagu Letchumanan, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia.
Launched in 2009, HP's Converged Infrastructure portfolio's customer benefits have helped to push the company ahead of the competition, according to the technology solutions giant.
HP Malaysia managing director Thiyagu Letchumanan said: "In 2009, HP identified the unique customer benefits of a converged infrastructure and the requirements placed on every aspect of the data centre."
Since the launch of the Converged Infrastructure portfolio, HP has formed a comprehensive range of workload-specific HP AppSystems, said Letchumanan, including "the industry's first enterprise-ready Hadoop solution as well as HP AppSystem for SAP HANA to accelerate and scale business analytics."
"HP now offers the most complete portfolio of converged technologies and integrated systems on the market today," he said. "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."
The company has invested in the development of technologies that deliver modern architectures optimally integrated across servers, storage, networking, security, power and cooling-all administered through a common management platform, said Letchumanan.
HP's Enterprise Group has US$7 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal quarter alone, which according to the company's internal calculations, is leading the overall market across a full converged infrastructure portfolio.
There have been convergence deployments at more than 900 HP CloudSystem customers, said Letchumanan, who have experienced benefits that include enhanced IT agility, reduced costs, and accelerated time to market. In addition, HP calculated that it has delivered more than three million blade servers, eight million virtual connect ports, issued more than seven million HP Insight Management licences and shipped more than 40 petabytes of bladed storage and 50 million switch ports.
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