It also launched the StoreSystem, a midrange storage solution that combines HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and StoreOnce Backup systems that are pre-packaged for rapid deployment.
Finally, on the services front, the company launched Proactive Insight experience. Based on HP Proactive Care and HP Insight, it’s a support and management services offering designed to take customers from a reactive break-fix IT approach a more proactive approach that addresses problems before they occur. The vendor promises return on investment in as few as 30 days.
"The intent is to provide our customers with an automated experience focused on preventative services, versus waiting for something to break," said David Twohy, HP’s vice-president of global channel services. "It’s being driven by cloud computing, big data and BYOD all putting pressure on IY, which still needs to deal with the traditional stack."
With a range of new networking products now coming to market, HP [NYSE: HPQ] had made progress in being seen in the market as a networking player said Mike Banic, HP's vice-president of global marketing for networking, although there is still work to be done.
"Awareness is probably one of the top requests I hear from sales people and partners, but we have gotten onto the conversation for growth in market share," said Banic. "We’ve gone from single digits to 12 per cent in blades, while Cisco is at its lowest market share in switching since 2001."