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Accelerating the path to the New Style of Business


Last week at HP Discover Las Vegas, SVP and GM of HP Converged Datacenter Infrastructure Ric Lewis delivered his keynote to a maxed out audience (standing room only!). Lewis went into detail on how HP ConvergedSystem solutions are helping customers shift their focus away from daily operations and system maintenance to achieving business outcomes. He also discussed the updates and announcements made at the show (read more about all of them here), expanded on HP Converged System’s new partnership with Arista, invited some of our customers to tell their stories and detailed what our customers can expect from us in the future.


One of HP Converged Systems new partnerships that customers will be able to begin taking advantage of in the coming months is with Arista. In his keynote, Lewis invited Mark Smith, SVP, Arista, to come on stage and explain where the HP-Arista partnership fits within the portfolio and the value it brings to our customers. Smith explains that customers no longer accept a closed, single-vendor solution; they want an open architecture. And the HP-Arista partnership delivers this to customers as well as bringing more flexibility and choice to their datacenters.


In addition to our product updates and new partnerships, Lewis’ keynote included three HP ConvergedSystem customers: Deloitte Consulting, Mansfield Oil and HP IT. Each took the stage to share their business outcomes and success after implementing HP ConvergedSystem solutions. The theme among each of their stories was that they all knew they needed a change to the dynamics of their current IT because their current systems either weren’t able to keep up with their growing business demands, or they were experiencing too much downtime, both of which were negatively impacting their customers. From HP BladeSystem and HP OneView to HP ConvergedSystem 700 to HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA solutions, each customer was able to drive efficiency and accelerate their business outcomes.

Lewis also spent time elaborating on the new Composable Infrastructure initiative launched at HP Discover Vegas. As he explains, this new class of infrastructure will be built on fluid pools of resources and have the ability to be quickly composed to the needs of an application. Once the application has finished running, the infrastructure can be decomposed back into the pool and then re-composed in a different software template to fit the specific needs of an application or workload that will run on it using HP OneView.


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While the full keynote is slightly lengthy, it is definitely worth watching. Not only does it provide a look into the innovative solutions we have been working on and the successes customers have experienced with them, it delivers a glimpse into the future of HP Converged Systems, the New Style of Business and what this means for our customers.


Check out the entire keynote video below and stay tuned for more videos and recaps from HP Discover Las Vegas.




More info on our product updates and new programs and partnerships:
HP OneView 2.0
HP OneView with Virtualization Performance Viewer
Composable Infrastructure
Composable Infrastructure partner program
HP partnership with Arista




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