GM Upgrades Dealer Technology Nationwide with HP ProLiant Servers
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2003
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that General Motors Corporation (NYSE:GM) has selected industry-standard HP ProLiant servers for 7,600 dealerships and fleet customers across the country. Building on its ongoing commitment to dealers, GM will deploy HP ProLiant ML310 servers to each site to enhance communications and application processes for cost-conscious replicated site deployments.
"HP ProLiant servers are an important component of our efforts that allow our dealers to have the most reliable means to communicate and transfer data to us," said Dan McNicholl, chief information officer, GM North America. "This new technology will further enable GM dealers throughout the country to enhance their customers' experience."
The next generation of expansion-ready HP ProLiant ML300 series servers is designed to reduce IT complexity and improve flexibility by combining powerful management capabilities, affordable performance, scalability and high-availability features. The first HP ProLiant server to use an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the ML310 offers out-of-the-box data protection with ATA RAID (redundant array of independent disks) and enables users to run sophisticated applications with reliable data protection and manageability -- to adapt to change, conserve resources and respond to dynamic customer demand.
"Equipping dealerships across the country with ProLiant servers is one example of how HP is working with GM to ensure that its dealers have an adaptive infrastructure so they can focus on their business rather than IT," said Mary McDowell, senior vice president and general manager, HP Industry Standard Servers. "As a trusted business partner for years, HP is helping GM make the best use of our innovative technology and services to support their operations globally and deliver a compelling return on IT."
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