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How HP Helped a Gaming Industry Giant Stay AHEAD of their Game!

Having come from humble beginnings as a pinball machine manufacturer, Bally Technologies is now a leading name in technology innovation for the gaming industry. With high profile clients like Caesar’s Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands and Trump entertainment, to name a few, Bally is under constant pressure to “one-up” both the competition, and their own past successes. 

What if your data center search tools were as easy to use as searching the web?

Guest blog by Gary Thome, Vice President and Chief Engineer HP BladeSystem

When you search for directions to the latest hot restaurant, it’s a simple matter of typing in a few words or, increasingly, speaking a few commands, to locate what you need. When it comes to navigating your data center, though, it’s a different story.

Notifications keep infrastructure management tasks on track, boosting productivity

Guest blog by Bryan Jacquot, Chief Technologist, HP Converged Systems


Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. For example, a well-designed notification can be a game changer when it comes to managing your converged infrastructure. A simple animated banner and subtly pitched sound alerting you to the completion of a task can keep a project on track and greatly increase your productivity, helping you meet business demands.

Want to reduce converged infrastructure configuration times? Here’s how.

Guest blog by Bryan Jacquot, Chief Technologist, HP Converged Systems


One thing I realized during the development research that we put into designing HP OneView is how critical speed is becoming in today’s data center. We found a growing IT management gap between business needs and IT’s capability to respond. When it takes 66 days to deploy new infrastructure (as it did for one client of ours), you know you have a problem. 

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