There may be no hotter channel product than 3Par, which is sparking dramatic channel sales growth. That's not enough for Whitman, who insists that "every partner ought to be selling 3Par. And if they only pick one part of 3Par it is midtier," she said. "The midtier 3Par is huge innovation. This is all about a simpler architecture and the ability to manage storage." One sign of HP's success with 3Par: HP's fourth-quarter 2013 storage sales recovered in a big way to give the company the highest growth rate in the entire industry, according to a new report from research firm Gartner.