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HP ProCurve Market Growth Nearly Quadruples Industry Rate

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2008

HP today announced that HP ProCurve experienced year-over-year worldwide revenue and port growth for the third calendar quarter of 2008 that greatly outpaced the growth rate of the networking industry, according to data from a quarterly report by market research firm Dell’Oro Group.(1)

HP ProCurve’s portfolio of wired and wireless infrastructure solutions provides customers with optimal levels of network performance, from large enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses.

According to the analyst firm’s data, HP ProCurve growth in worldwide port shipments exceeded that of any other industry vendor in a market that saw a majority of vendor port shipments decline. Specifically, HP ProCurve grew worldwide switched Layer 2 through Layer 7 port shipments by 25.8 percent in the third calendar quarter of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007. The industry growth rate for this period was 6.6 percent.

In addition, Dell’Oro Group data revealed HP ProCurve’s worldwide revenue also grew at a higher rate than the rest of the market, accelerating 14.1 percent, compared to the industry average of 4.5 percent. Also, HP ProCurve’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) worldwide shipments grew 51.7 percent year-over-year compared to market growth of 13.7 percent.

“In our current economic climate, customers are looking even more closely at their IT investments and are choosing HP ProCurve,” said Marius Haas, senior vice president and general manager, HP ProCurve. “This latest Dell’Oro report reflects the growing number of customers – from small offices to global enterprises – who are choosing HP ProCurve to adapt their networks to meet changing business requirements.”

About HP ProCurve

HP ProCurve is the Network of Choice for best-in-class solutions, products and services for wired and wireless networks. ProCurve’s Adaptive Networks vision enables customers to implement an open, standards-based network infrastructure that adapts to the changing needs of users, applications and organizations.

ProCurve was positioned in the Leaders quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.’s 2008 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs and is a worldwide leader in Ethernet switch market revenue and ports according to Dell’Oro Group.

More information on HP ProCurve is available at http://www.procurve.com/.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) Dell’Oro Group, “Q3'08 Switched Ethernet Report,” December 2008.


2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.


Editorial contacts:

Ben Stricker, HP ProCurve: ben.stricker@hp.com

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