HP has introduced Itanium 2-based servers, which the company claims delivers upto 50% faster application than previous performance rates. It is backed by a broad network of more than 700 applications from independent software vendors, both in commercial and technical arenas.
It will promote the product through their SIs including Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro and CMS among others. The company also announced plans to upgrade the HP ProLiant DL560, DL580, ML570, DL740 and DL760 servers and ProLiant BL40p blade server with the latest Xeon processor MP at speeds up to 2.8 GHZ.
HP intends to introduce mid-range SIs,16 processors and an Itanium 2-based in 2004. The advantage of this new venture is that customers can buy HP integrity servers and re-deploy different operating systems when required.
Complimenting the new integrity servers is a portfolio of HP StorageWorks systems disk-arrays, tapes, SAN and others. These products are targetted specially at banking and financial companies, the government sector, telecom and manufacturing segments and other SMB segments. HP claims to provide a low TCO to firms deploying their Itanium server models. It is also planning to partner with primary ISVs to optimize application performance.
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