(This article was posted by Michael Thacker, Globa
This week we welcome you to join us for Discover Frankfurt, a one-stop shop for getting up-to-date on everything HP. At the Discover conference, HP is outlining its vision for the future and announcing innovative new technologies that will demonstrate our continued investment in security, cloud and information management. The event will feature keynotes from HP executives offering insight into strategy, progress and innovation at HP, as well as sessions from HP customers and partners highlighting successes thanks to HP technology.
In her keynote at October’s Securities Analyst Meeting (SAM), Meg Whitman outlined a focus on products and services as one of the key initiatives for FY’12. On Monday, prior to the official kickoff of Discover, as proof positive that the focus on products in FY’12 is paying dividends, HP announced new innovations in its Converged Storage portfolio in an effort to address increasing data storage costs resulting from the surge of information inundating businesses, and the limitations of legacy storage technology. The updated portfolio, designed for virtualized, cloud and big data retention environments, provides clients of all sizes an affordable, simplified storage solution not offered by legacy storage vendors.
Later in the agenda at SAM, Dave Donatelli, EVP and GM of HP’s Enterprise Group, identified the three key strategies for transforming the enterprise storage industry: simplicity, efficiency and agility. Yesterday’s announcement of three new additions to the Converged Storage portfolio, HP StoreAll Storage with integrated Autonomy software, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage and HP StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup, addresses these strategies by offering simplified, affordable environments for big data and cloud storage to HP’s mid-size and enterprise clients, without compromising resources or performance. The new portfolio is designed to alleviate the stress on administrators managing dozens of differing storage architectures. The solutions are also a core component of HP’s Information Optimization strategy, helping clients improve return on information.
We are confident that this new portfolio will help us to achieve the goals Donatelli outlined in October for continued revenue and share growth in our key Enterprise Group categories, including 3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce technologies.
Today’s announcement aligns with another key corporate level-strategy for HP: offering customer-centric solutions that make it all work. The new storage portfolio provides innovative hardware and software solutions that address key areas of focus for HP and our customers, and offers proof that we’re executing on our turnaround strategy introduced at SAM.