Talk about the blade server market landscape and HP's Gen8 servers.
It's a tough competitive market, and we are in a dog fight with Cisco. But, the adoption of our Gen8 product line is growing fast, really fast -- about 17 percent ahead of previous product line transitions. The thing that I am particularly excited about is that is with higher average unit price, which translates, of course, into faster profitability for you. The reason that Gen8 is doing so well is because of the intelligence and automation designed into the product line to help redefine the economics of the data center.
Only HP's Gen8 server platform delivers a five-month-or-better return on investment. We know it is a challenging market, but nearly 73 percent of the partners selling blades grew their business over the past year.
-- Bill Veghte