European Commission Selects HP to Provide Mission-Critical Servers
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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Mar 12 (Marketwire) -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) -- Hewlett-Packard Belgium B.V.B.A./SPRL today announced that, through the open Call for Tenders -- DIGIT/R2/PO/2011/038 -- Mainframe data servers III, it has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to supply HP Integrity servers and related offerings to support critical workloads, including database-intensive applications and other critical environments, across multiple EC countries. Under the terms of the framework agreement (DI/07120), participating European Union (EU) institutions, agencies and bodies will now be able to acquire new HP Integrity servers based on the Intel(R) Itanium(R) processor running HP-UX 11i v3. One of the steps of the technical evaluation required benchmark tests to be carried out at HP's Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) Performance Centre in Boeblingen, Germany. According to the awarding criteria published in the tendering specifications, HP's offer represented the best quality-to-price ratio. "Fuelled by trends in cloud computing, big data and mobility, mission-critical demands are evolving and increasing," said Ric Lewis, vice president and interim general manager, Business Critical Systems, HP. "HP Integrity servers with the HP-UX operating environment will allow the contracting authorities to continue to confidently deploy mission-critical solutions with high levels of reliability, performance and efficiency."(1) In addition to mission-critical HP Integrity servers, HP will provide associated equipment, including software. HP Technology Services also will deliver services and support, including maintenance and professional services. HP Integrity servers and the HP-UX operating environment are part of HP Converged Infrastructure, which simplifies and unifies IT with a common, modular portfolio of mission-critical systems engineered to deliver high availability, scalability and resiliency for enterprises' most demanding workloads. HP Integrity servers are now available for deployment at EC and European Parliament sites in Brussels and Luxembourg as well as Joint Research Centre sites in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Other institutions located in various EU member states also will be able to take advantage of these new mission-critical systems. HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June 11-13 in Las Vegas. 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 to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com. (1) The opinions expressed above are those of HP only and do not represent European Commission's official position. Intel and Itanium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. 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. 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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; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. 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