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HP Helps Midsize Businesses Increase Efficiency and Save Cost with Adaptive Infrastructure


HP today announced the HP Adaptive Infrastructure in a Box for Midsize Businesses, which enables businesses with 100 to 999 employees to lower technology costs, increase operational efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime.

The HP Adaptive Infrastructure in a Box for Midsize Businesses is a suite of products and services encompassing servers, storage, management, automation, power and cooling technologies, virtualization, and security. It also utilizes the HP BladeSystem portfolio and Microsoft Windows® Server 2008.

“With this solution, midsize businesses can upgrade their entire technology environment without costly downtime impacting their ability to do business,” said Urs Renggli, director, Small and Midmarket, Technology Solutions Group, HP. “Midsize businesses wrestle with the need for robust and efficient infrastructure. HP specifically engineered this solution to offer midsize customers affordable access to market-leading hardware and software, without the need for specialized staff or long lead times.”

Adaptive Infrastructure in a Box for Midsize Businesses is:

* Simple: Minimizes the burden on IT administrators. The solution eliminates the need for specialized skills through automated infrastructure deployment and easy administration.
* Affordable: Reduces the total cost of a technology infrastructure by as much as 31 percent over a conventional infrastructure(1) by lowering acquisition and administration costs. The solution also provides highly efficient use of technology assets, staff and energy resources.
* Reliable: Reduces unplanned downtime with optimized backup and recovery, improved security for server environment, system management and network access as well as enhanced data encryption.
* Versatile: Provides flexibility to change as needs evolve with the industry’s broadest set of components customized to midsize needs. Offerings include the HP BladeSystem c-Class portfolio of servers, storage, networking, management software, enclosures, and power and cooling technology.

Designed with environment in mind: Reduces required resources by eliminating multiple physical assets and delivering an energy-efficient design.

The Adaptive Infrastructure in a Box for Midsize Businesses is based on the compact HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure. Other key technology components designed for midsize environments include the HP ProLiant BL260c, the industry’s most power-efficient and affordable two-processor (2P) server blade,(2)as well as the HP StorageWorks All-in-One SB600c Storage Blade, which provides file serving (NAS), shared storage array (iSCSI SAN) and data protection functions under a simple management umbrella.

Pricing and availability

The HP Adaptive Infrastructure in a Box for Midsize Businesses starts at approximately $18,000 for a core infrastructure with up to 300 users and is available through certified HP resellers.(3)Training and tools are provided to help channel partners offer quick and effective installation. Competitive leasing and financing options are available from HP Financial Services.


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