Taking The Fight To Competitors
HP is urging partners to displace competitors' servers in x86 enterprise environments, and it's looking to achieve this with its 4-and 8-socket Intel Xeon-powered ProLiant DL980 servers, which blend HP's mission critical servers and industry standard servers. In addition to fueling HP's Converged Infrastructure vision, the DL980 is part of HP's push to eliminate competing infrastructure in partner accounts wherever possible.
"Any server that's three years old or older doesn't make financial sense," Donatelli said at APC. "Partners should continue to trade those in -- it just makes financial sense."