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HP Solutions Honored with Crossroads 2001 A-List Awards

Prestigious Industry Awards for HP Storage and Software Solutions Based on Customer-driven Criteria

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) today announced that industry watcher Open Systems Advisors has recognized HP's storage and software solutions with its highest honor, the Crossroads 2001 A-List Awards. Winning in the "Business and Technology Infrastructure" category of the Crossroads A-List Awards are the HP Surestore Disk Array XP512 storage and HP Bluestone Total-e-Server middleware products.

"The Crossroads A-List applies stringent, customer-driven criteria when selecting its winners, and it's no surprise that HP is honored again with two awards this year," said Nina G. Lytton, president of Open Systems Advisors.

"HP is proud to be on the A-List," said Duane Zitzner, president, HP Computing Systems. "It's great that our solutions and services continue to impress and garner accolades not only from customers, but also from leading industry watchers like Open Systems Advisors."

The HP Surestore Disk Array XP512 is HP's flagship product for true high-end storage solutions for the enterprise and service providers. HP's heterogeneous XP platform offers high availability and innovative crossbar architecture for ultimate performance and scalability. With non-disruptive upgrades, no single point of failure and additional software and solutions to eliminate downtime, the storage system provides an always-on Internet infrastructure for enterprise and service providers. For more information, visit

The HP Bluestone Total-e-Server, the application server within HP's family of middleware products, provides a flexible, secure, highly scalable and fault-tolerant J2EE compatible and XML-based infrastructure for developing, deploying, integrating and managing interactive Web applications. As part of HP's overall enterprise software solution, the HP Bluestone Total-e-Server enables developers to integrate existing systems and incorporate data from business partners into new business applications. For more information, visit or

The Crossroads A-List identifies the best new enterprise solutions for today's critical business opportunities and challenges. Vendors win a Crossroads A-List Award based on references from early adopters. A Crossroads A-List Award:

  • Tells customers when a new product or service has proven its immediate business utility in a critical area of enterprise computing,
  • Provides a third-party endorsement for complex systems that cannot be duplicated in a lab environment, and
  • Explains the business benefits clearly and concisely.
Winners of the Crossroads A-List Awards are determined after a detailed review of the vendors' product or service and strategies, and at least three confidential, in-depth interviews with experienced customers. Winners of the Crossroads 2001 A-List Awards and their customers will be recognized at the Crossroads Conference to be held March 18-21 at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix.

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