European Commission Selects HP to Provide Mission-Critical Servers

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:45am EDT

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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

    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

    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.

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    (1) The opinions expressed above are those of HP only and do not
represent European Commission's official position.

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