Press Release: May 10, 2011

HP Puts Data Storage on a Diet, Guarantees Capacity Reduction

HP Get Thin Guarantee Program enables clients to cut storage footprint, power use and costs

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced the HP Get Thin Guarantee Program,(1) which enables clients to reduce storage capacity requirements by 50 percent or more when they replace legacy equipment with HP 3PAR Utility Storage.

Part of the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio, HP 3PAR Storage Systems offer a silicon-based thin processing mechanism as part of the system’s highly specialized hardware design. When combined with HP 3PAR Thin Conversion Software, this mechanism drives the rapid “thinning” of storage volumes by identifying and removing unused pockets of disk capacity.

As a result, traditional storage volumes are reduced by 50 percent or more and converted into thin provisioned volumes on the HP 3PAR array. This enables clients to reduce storage footprint and power consumption while also cutting storage administration time by as much as 90 percent.(2)

As part of the guarantee, any participants in the program who do not realize 50 percent or more reduction in storage capacity requirements will receive additional disk capacity and related software, as well as support related to the additional disk capacity and software from HP equal to the difference.(1)

“Clients are looking to the next generation of storage arrays to curb data center sprawl and reduce both capital and operating expenses,” said Tom Joyce, vice president, Marketing, Storage, HP. “The HP Get Thin Guarantee Program allows clients to very quickly experience the significant difference that deploying highly virtualized storage can make in the enterprise.”

The HP Get Thin Guarantee Program is available to clients globally through HP or HP-authorized channel partners. Under the terms of the program, qualifying participants may purchase any model of HP 3PAR Storage System with HP 3PAR Thin Conversion and HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning Software.

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

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place June 6 - 10 in Las Vegas and Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

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(1) This news release is intended to highlight certain aspects of HP’s Get Thin Guarantee Program and does not contain the full terms, conditions, limitations, definitions and other provisions of the Get Thin Guarantee (“Terms”). The Terms are set out in the Get Thin Guarantee Terms and Conditions which shall take precedence over the above. Qualification for HP’s Get Thin Guarantee is subject to acceptance of the Get Thin Guarantee Terms and Conditions and satisfaction of those Terms.

(2) Based on documented client results obtained through using HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning Software and which are subject to unique business conditions, client IT environment, HP products deployed and other factors. These results may not be typical; individual results may vary.

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; 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 achievement of expected operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 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.

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