HP to Extend Converged Infrastructure Leadership with New Converged Systems Group

New business group to accelerate the next generation of computing

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced a new organization, HP Converged Systems, focused on accelerating the next generation of Converged Infrastructure. This new unit brings together dedicated resources to deliver purpose-built technology for social, cloud, mobile and big data solutions.

The HP Converged Systems business unit will extend the portfolio of converged application appliances that fuse infrastructure, applications and productivity tools into a single system. This includes appliance systems for Apache™ Hadoop®, HP Vertica, SAP HANA® and HP CloudSystem.

The new business will be led by Tom Joyce, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Systems, HP. Joyce was formerly vice president, Marketing, Strategy and Operations, Storage, HP.

“HP continues to be at the forefront of the data center evolution, accelerating the pace of innovation for our customers,” said Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Group. “HP was the first to announce Converged Infrastructure, which each major technology company has since followed. Today’s organizational updates are the next logical step as we accelerate the delivery of game-changing converged systems technology.”

HP also announced that it will align its two server businesses under a single leader to increase the speed of transformation of the server industry and drive profitable growth. This business will be led by Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager, HP Servers. Potter currently leads HP Industry Standard Servers (ISS).

The combination of the HP Business Critical Systems (BCS) and HP ISS groups will create a $14 billion organization, based on FY2012 stated revenues, called HP Servers.

The combined business will include HP Moonshot; the world’s No. 1 server brand, HP ProLiant servers; the world’s No. 1 bladed infrastructure, HP BladeSystem;(1) and mission-critical computing with HP Integrity platform. This organization will extend HP’s server leadership across enterprises, small and medium businesses, and government agencies.

(1) According to HP and industry analyst firms tracking worldwide server shipments and revenue through Q412.

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