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HP announces major Blade upgrade

23 Jun 2010

HP has introduced new capabilities to its BladeSystem portfolio, which it says enables clients to reduce network sprawl and shift “millions of dollars in resources from IT operations to organisational innovation”.

The firm says that the announcement marks the most significant HP BladeSystem advancement in four years.

It includes major enhancements to HP Virtual Connect and HP BladeSystem Matrix, as well as seven high-performance HP ProLiant G7 server blades.

“IT sprawl causes infrastructure complexity and inefficiencies,” said Paul Robson, Director, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking, HP South Pacific. “Today HP is introducing significant advancements across the data centre to fundamentally change the ratio between IT operations and IT innovation.”

HP Virtual Connect Flex Fabric modules will be available in third calendar quarter with pricing starting at $18,500.

The latest version of HP BladeSystem Matrix will be available in mid-July, starting at $150,000.

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