CRN Exclusive: HP CEO Meg Whitman's Top 10 List of Opportunities For Partners


HP ConvergedSystem Sharks

HP's new ConvergedSystem Sharks have taken the market by storm, with partners seeing big profit and sales gains selling business outcomes based on application workloads rather than traditional stand-alone servers. Whitman said the Sharks represent a “new style IT opportunity” for partners to move to higher ground. She credits the enterprise team with setting up big converged infrastructure solution opportunities for partners by "packaging up servers, storage and networking to actually go after a solution which the partner can then deliver and then wrap services around that." One Shark that has put HP partners into the fast-growing big data analytics market is the HP Converged Systems 300 for Vertica, said Whitman."It's a really good opportunity," she said.