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Big data means big growth for SMBs.

SMB’s don’t have to invest millions of dollars in analytics. Learn how HP’s Flex Bundle SME for SAP HANA can help.

Why should small businesses get their first server?

In today’s market, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are vulnerable. Learn how HP Flex-Bundle First Server Solutions with Microsoft® Windows® can help you.

Supercharged Scalability & Performance for SQL Server 2014 with HP PCIe Workload Accelerators

Guest blog by Thomas Brooks, HP Server Options Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, Solid State Products


In terms of passenger traffic, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. Atlanta saw more than 94 million passengers pass through its terminals in 2013. Now imagine upping that by 30X to over 2.8 billion passengers per year without using any additional real estate for terminals and the associated costs. That’s sort of what it’s like when you run feature-rich Microsoft SQL Server 2014 on an HP DL580 Gen8 Server while adding the new

HP PCIe Workload Accelerators that launched this week at HP Discover 2014. 

New HP 12Gb SAS Enterprise Value SSDs for HP ProLiant Servers Offers Breakthrough Performance

Guest blog by Thomas Brooks, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HP Solid State Products and

Tiffany Owens, NPI Marketing Manager, HP Solid State Products


Organizations are consuming more and more data and expect continuous access to applications – and they want it all fast. Meeting these demands requires a cost effective storage solution that enables the right compute at the right economics. So, to help optimize workload performance, HP has developed an Enterprise-class storage solution – the HP 12Gb SAS Enterprise Value Solid State Drives for HP ProLiant Servers.

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How HP and Red Hat built a better Linux

Several years ago HP decided to help make Linux even more mission-critical. While we still have a long way to go our joint efforts are paying off in real ways that make a difference in system performance and greater reliability.

New HP PCIe Workload Accelerators with HP ProLiant Servers: Turbo-Charge Performance by up to 10X

Guest blog by Thomas Brooks, HP Server Options Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, Solid State Products


The ability to access key information quickly, in the era of big data, has become a critical and competitive advantage to both businesses and governments alike.   Timing is of the essence, especially when considering applications such as financial transactions, database acceleration, virtualization, military intelligence and much more. With this in mind, we are thrilled about our launch of the new HP PCIe Workload Accelerators for HP ProLiant servers at HP Discover 2014. 

Server Essentials for a New Era of Compute at HP Discover

Guest blog by Thomas Brooks, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HP Solid State Products and

Tiffany Owens, NPI Marketing Manager, HP Solid State Products


How amazing would it be to have the capability to boost application performance by four times while lowering your total cost of ownership? At HP Discover, you can uncover the best kept secret as we unveil new HP PCIe Workload Accelerators and HP Enterprise Solid State Drives.

3 ways to experience extreme database, data warehouse & virtualization performance at HP Discover

Guest blog by Tushar Agrawal, HP ProLiant Scale-up x86 Product Manager


All information is rapidly becoming digitized, driving a mega data explosion. As an IT leader, you constantly look for ways to mine this data to generate insights for accurate decision making or get more of this data processed faster, cheaper.  At HP Discover we’ll show you how the world-record breaking HP ProLiant Scale-up x86 (4-socket – DL580, DL560, BL660c Gen8) servers help you accomplish these objectives faster and more efficiently than other alternatives such as RISC/UNIX or massive scale-out clusters. We‘ll also demonstrate how HP Scale-up x86 servers uniquely maximize the value of new in-memory, in-server flash and GPGPU technologies for dramatic performance improvements. Come learn more about how extreme performance database and data warehouse reference architectures based on HP ProLiant Scale-up x86 Servers, HP 3PAR Storage and HP IO Accelerators create new possibilities for your data intensive workloads

Your competition is investing in their growth. The issue is—are you investing in yours?

Guest blog by Stephanie Whalen, HP Servers


Your competition is investing in their growth. Are you investing in yours? If the increasing complexities of IT are keeping you from focusing on the business and its growth, this session is for you. Learn how HP can better help you address the IT challenges you face. Come and see how HP ProLiant Server solutions can assist your midsize business easily implement server or client virtualization; transparently run automated data backup and recovery for your servers and clients; effortlessly enable file sharing and collaboration; and securely establish new business models with light-duty, secure, remote access for mobile workers.

HP Servers celebrates BIG NEWS at HP Discover that’s “out of this world”

Guest blog by Sharon Fisher, HP Servers


Attending HP Discover is a celebration in its own right.  Right?  You get to meet up with old friends, have an opportunity to make new ones, and experience all the excitement that only a company like HP can present during this 3-day technology immersion.  But at this year’s HP Discover, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate big news from the HP Servers team.  

An Out of This World Happening—from Servers to Space… Workloads to the Woz: HP Servers at Discover

In three short days, you can accomplish more at HP Discover than you could in months any other way. Don’t ask a search engine, ask the engineer. Rather than read the whitepaper, meet the author. Don’t watch the flash demo, touch the technology, use it, tear it up and get officially certified to deliver it.

Not Just Options Anymore – Discover why at HP Discover

Guest blog written by SanSan Strozier, HP Servers


If you’re in IT and have the responsibility of managing the IT infrastructure, you wont want to miss this HP Discover session on Thursday, June 12th from 1:30-2:30pm.

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