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In March, in discussing HP’s vision and corporate strategy, HP CEO Léo Apotheker talked about how the convergence of cloud and connectivity is changing how technology and information are consumed across every aspect of our lives. He described HP’s vision for creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences – helping people naturally and securely move between the consumer world and the business world and back again.
Recently, Prith Banerjee, HP’s SVP of research and director of HP Labs, spoke with Arik Hesseldahl of All Things Digital about the research underway in HP Labs that will help drive this vision forward, including KVS (key-value stores) and the Cirious cloud software platform.
From the fundamental building blocks of future cloud systems to analytics to make sense of Big Data, they covered a lot of ground. Here are a few notable excerpts. Check out the full story here.
- On future services for health care, transportation and financial services: “We’re coming up with some very unique IP in these solution areas. And our delivery mechanism will be over the cloud.”
- On Key Value Store technology, a building block for cloud storage: “That’s a scalable, reliable, low-cost way of providing tremendous amounts of storage to our customers.”
- On research in information analytics: “About 80 to 90 percent of [data] is going to be unstructured. The key is tying it together with the structured data and do really deep analytics on that.”
- On bridging consumer and business worlds on one device: “The technology we’ve come up with is trusted virtualization. We provide a consumer view and an enterprise view. And these two worlds will not clash. We keep them completely secure, and running on the same device.”
HP today commended President Barack Obama’s remarks on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas, issuing the following statement by Michael Holston, executive vice president and general counsel, HP:
“HP applauds President Obama’s ongoing commitment to fostering global competitiveness and driving continued innovation leadership by the United States. Businesses such as HP need to be able to attract and retain the world’s brightest minds. Comprehensive, balanced immigration reform will help America’s companies compete for the world’s top talent.”
For more information
Read the "The President’s Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System" on the White House blog
View the President’s speech live at WhiteHouse.gov/live, at 3:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. PST).
Follow the conversations on Twitter today at #immigration.
On Monday, ahead of today’s Interop conference, HP’s Dave Donatelli and Marius Haas announced a new network architecture and switching products aimed at continuing the growth of HP’s networking business.
During an hour-long presentation to press, Haas and Donatelli drove home a message of simplicity, high-performance, and a reduced total cost of ownership – foreign concepts in the networking market until recently.
For example, the company introduced one new management application (the Intelligent Management Center) that does the work of 30 different Cisco management tools.
According to Haas, the proof that HP is delivering on its message is in the numbers.
HP estimates show that HP Networking gained 2.3% of switch revenue share in 2009 and 2010, while Cisco lost 3.8% (see slide 16 in Marius’s presentation for more detail).
In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Donatelli was more direct: “Cisco has a business model problem – they’ve been overcharging.”
No matter how you slice it, HP’s networking business has been firing on all cylinders, so it’s not surprising that CEO Léo Apotheker calls it an “exciting market,” given the size of the opportunity – Gartner reportedly estimates the switching market at $21 billion annually.
You can watch a replay of Haas and Donatelli’s remarks here.