By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
I got an email from someone at Linktech Solutions Pty Ltd, an HP Elite Partner in Australia late last night that was really cool and wanted to share it with you. I can't share the identity of the customer but Linktech Solutions told me about their customer who was decommissioning a ProLiant ML370. Not a big deal really until I kept reading the email. Since I didn't get specific permission to mention the name of the Linktech employee who sent me the email, I'll not mention his name either. Here's what the email said:
I work very closely with the HP presales folk here in Melbourne and I’m also a big fan of your blog – thanks for all the great articles! Not sure if this mail is more relevant to one of the ISS blogs, but I thought I’d share the appreciation for the engineering we’ve come to expect from HP products!
And this was in the email from the customer:
This server is a ProLiant ML370 G2 which was our GroupWise domain server. The object was created in eDirectory in May of 2000. Yes that is right. It has been in production for over 12yrs.
He also sent me a picture of a cake they had to celebrate the decommissioning of the ProLiant ML370 G2 - that has the customers name on it so I can't show you that but it gave the dates of May 3, 2000 - June 29, 2012. I can't get over 12 years of service for the ProLiant dating back to before HP acquired Compaq. Wow - that is getting your money's worth out of a ProLiant!
Have a great weekend!