Press Release: October 13, 2011

Hosting Company Chooses HP to Deliver Private Clouds to Customers

Server Cloud Canada selects HP Converged Infrastructure over competing offerings

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that hosting company Server Cloud Canada has selected HP Converged Infrastructure technology, enabling the company to implement a private cloud for more reliable IT service delivery and improved customer service.

Hosting companies such as Server Cloud Canada face major challenges to support their customers’ thriving businesses. Rising infrastructure costs, demanding application needs and overall capacity constraints weigh heavily on these companies. To overcome obstacles while exceeding client expectations, Server Cloud Canada needed a cost-effective, scalable and reliable infrastructure that could bring new customers online in minutes versus days.

After exploring options from Dell, Cisco and IBM, Server Cloud Canada chose HP CloudSystem Matrix as the foundation to deliver private clouds to customers. HP CloudSystem Matrix enables Server Cloud Canada to simplify the creation of a private cloud with one-touch, self-service provisioning of infrastructure.

With the ability to deliver resources faster, Server Cloud Canada can better respond to customers’ fluctuating business demands and critical IT requirements.

Additionally, Server Cloud Canada reduced its power savings by almost 60 percent with HP CloudSystem Matrix, eliminating the need for an additional power source that the company estimated would have cost approximately $200,000 to install.

“We wanted a solution where each component installed was best in its class,” said Kevin Moniz, chief technology officer, Server Cloud Canada. “HP had a complete product top to bottom, where we could say it’s tried, true and tested. No competitor could match that, and we believe this gives us a competitive advantage.”

Another reason Server Cloud Canada selected HP CloudSystem Matrix was for HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Modules. HP Virtual Connect reduced the switches and cards needed by 80 percent, while moving the company from 48 cables to only one.

Additionally, Server Cloud Canada implemented HP P4000 LeftHand Storage Systems, as well as HP 6600 switch series with 10GbE support, replacing Cisco Catalyst switches resulting in better network performance.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a key foundation of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys. 

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2011 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2010. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2011 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.

Media contacts

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at