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New services for a smooth ride to SAP HANA

If you're considering a move to SAP HANA, HP has the deep expertise and packaged and custom services to help you ensure a fast rollout, smooth migration and seamless business continuity.

A PC experience anywhere

By Guest blogger Jordan Whitmarsh, HP Technology Services Consulting, Worldwide Mobility Lead


HP recently launched the HP ConvergedSystem 100 for HDI Advanced Startup Service which can deliver all of the components required by the ConvergedSystem 100 for HDI to deliver a functioning HDI solution using a vanilla Windows 7 image - typically in under 10 days. Read on to find out more.

IBM customers are already feeling the pain of the x86 server acquisition by Lenovo. Are you?

The deal hasn’t even gone through yet, but loyal IBM customers are already feeling the pain of the imminent acquisition of IBM’s x86 server line by Lenovo. Many of those IBM customers joined us at HP Discover in Las Vegas from June 10-13.  We caught up with Jim Gilliam, one of HP’s Converged Infrastructure Specialist’s, who found out that they had plenty to say about how the IBM x86 server acquisition by Lenovo is already hurting them.

Is your strategic partner committed to YOUR business?

There’s plenty of discussion about the sale of IBM’s x86 server business to Lenovo.  Many customers are in danger of losing their personal point of contact for value add solutions that they’ve relied upon for so long.

What you need is one number to call to a strategic partner that stands behind your end-to-end solution with world-class service, global reach and a proven call-to-repair commitment. And even better is a  partner who is innovating to identify and address problems before they even occur to keep your business up and running 24x365.

No paparazzi. No evening gowns. No swim suits. Just a lot of talent.


by Hans-Ulrich Schaller, HP Global SAP Partner Business Manager


It may seem that the various awards that technology companies give to each other are more show than substance--and for sure, the ceremonies are no competition for the Emmys! But the two SAP Pinnacle awards that HP won this year are a big deal. Here's what they mean for your IT organization.

Innovation reaches another milestone - HP OneView achieves 25,000 licenses sold!

By Guest blogger Ken Spear, Product Marketing, HP Converged Systems


In just 9 months since it was introduced, HP OneView has sold over 25,000 licenses to 700 customers in more than 75 countries. Learn how a few customers are using HP OneView and download your free trial version today.

HP Expands Options for Converged Infrastructure to Hyper-V

By Guest blogger Ken Spear, Product Marketing, HP Converged Systems


Choice is a good thing, right? Especially when you don't have to worry about vendor lock-in. HP has introduced HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft designed and optimized internally for virtualization, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and cloud environments. You can run workloads with confidence in a Hyper-V environment and know that all the system components - server, storage and networking - have been optimized. Read on to find out more.

What happens when your trusted vendor abandons you?

When IBM announced plans to sell their x86 business to Lenovo,  it affected not just your future IT strategy and acquisitions, but every investment you’ve made that depends on the IBM x86 platform. For many of you, that includes the very foundation of your datacenter in terms of both traditional and cloud based infrastructure. See how HP Project Smart Choice can help you plan your forward strategy.

The latest Connect Converge Magazine is here & it's totally dedicated to infrastructure convergence.

Because this edition is all about Converged Infrastructure, I think you will find the information timely, relevant, and valuable.

HP ConvergedSystem Continues as Fastest Growing Integrated Infrastructure according to IDC

Numbers don't lie. HP ConvergedSystem continues as the fastest growing Integrated Infrastructure in Q3 2014. Look at the numbers...

Hyper-V deployment in 5 easy steps with HP OneView for Microsoft System Center

By Guest blogger Doug de Werd, Product Marketing, HP Converged Systems


The new HP OneView for Microsoft System Center plug-in automates deployment of Hyper-V clusters and makes many other routine tasks far easier and faster. Read on to find out more.

The future is not uncertain with HP as your strategic partner

Guest blog written by Antonio Neri, HP SVP and General Manager HP Servers and Networking Business Unit


There’s no doubt that there is change in the industry with huge exponential disruption with Cloud, Security Mobility, Big Data and other advancing technologies and it’s driving a new style of IT. New technologies are reshaping design, architecture and even supply chains. With changing delivery models and evolving customer choices as technology companies enter and exit the market while user demands escalate and need for new workloads to be supported.


HP and Microsoft Deliver More Advantages to Their Partners

By Guest blogger Ken Spear, Product Marketing, HP Converged Systems


Washington Capitol.jpgIt’s true. Unity in Washington can provide real advantages.


HP and Microsoft will demonstrate the advantages of their unified efforts across virtualization, Big Data, and converged management next week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, DC. In recent weeks they’ve announced a wide range of new products and features.


Read on to learn more

It’s 2 a.m. Do you know what your systems are doing?

By Guest blogger Gary Stevens, HP Converged Systems


Do you have the assurance of knowing what your systems are doing all the time? HP ConvergedSystem offerings have "solution level" or "single point of contact" support for all requests throughout the lifecycle of the systems. Read on to learn more.

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