1,000,000. One million. 106. No matter how you write it, that is a big number. I've never tried to count to one million. But now we have sold our millionth blade server; which is cause for reflection.
We created our blades products on the conviction that there was a better way to make IT infrastructure work. We knew from customers that deploying, managing and changing IT was challenging, time-consuming, expensive, and power hungry. It was this desire to help solve these challenges that lead us to create the BladeSystem that we offer today.
People's opinions vary on why customers have bought over a million blades from HP. Some people think it stems from Shorty's presidential run (after all there is some attraction to a candidate with a proven track record of saving time, cost, and energy!). Others think that BladeSystem is just a cool product. Perhaps it is cutting-edge products like our 2-in-1 ProLiant BL2x220c blade server.
As for me, I think customers like the time-saving, cost-saving, and energy-saving technologies built into BladeSystem. They like having a single point of infrastructure from which they can deploy their various servers and applications. They like the intuitive way BladeSystem is deployed and managed.
In any case, we are glad that we are able to help customers. We are happy whenever BladeSystem can be a part of addressing their biggest pain points. We are excited to be the first to achieve this milestone. But we are not done yet on helping customers reduce costs and energy; to make BladeSystem faster to deploy, manage and change.
So hang onto your hats - we have a lot still to come!