Posted by: Jamen Koos
Converged Infrastructure, Data, HP, mission-critical
If you haven’t heard by now, you are officially behind the curve…! The group which holds a dear place in my heart at HP released the latest generation of mission-critical infrastructure this week. Why does this group hold such a dear place in my heart and what in the heck does “mission-critical” mean? Well, I personally know some of the engineers who built this generation as well as the marketing, finance, and operations folks who made sure the new solutions do exactly what our customers want them to. Shoot, I even put a little of my of my own sweat helping make this happen.
I’ll make some comments on the significance of this new set of IT infrastructure solutions since I believe the context may be useful.
We’ll start from the top and work our way down.
HP is the world’s largest technology company. We make a pretty wide range of ‘technologically significant’ products, services, solutions, whatever you prefer to call them. For enterprise customers, our products supply the compute infrastructure which runs in 100% of Telecommunications, 100% of the Healthcare companies and 82% of the Global 100 companies in aggregate. HP is the 4th largest software company in the U.S., and ships more PC’s (Personal Computers) than any other organization in the world.
Cool, now we’re all on the same page; HP takes care of the compute infrastructure for the majority of the world. So what we’re talking about with this week’s launch is not a set of new servers, it isn’t an incremental innovation in compute infrastructure or a piece of hardware with a faster processor, it’s years in the making of an effort to reduce the complexity associated with managing the world’s most important data stored and retrieved in electronic form. The people who manage the data which the world simply cannot lose or fail to have access to have a pretty difficult job—HP set the goal a few years ago to be the organization best suited to make that job easier, and we’re pleased to announce what is aptly referred to now as a Converged Infrastructure, designed to make it just that much more likely that you, whoever and wherever you are, always have access to the electronic information you need.
Whether you’re checking the weather on your phone, crunching numbers in Excel that you just extracted from SAP at work, booking a hotel room or plane ticket online, swiping your plastic to purchase Jelly Beans, or are simply reading this article, odds are you are consuming data made available by HP, and I’m proud to say I’m part of that.
If you want to know more, go here.