HP launches ProLiant University

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HP launches ProLiant University

The platform brings together energy-efficiency, virtualisation and management technologies.

 In addition to this, the company is running HP ProLiant University around the country.

The university is aimed at getting channel partners up to speed on the ProLiant G6 range and instructs resellers how to teach customers to make greater use of the virtualisation, management and energy efficient G6 features on offer.

More than 350 channel partner specialists signed up to attend the three ProLiant University events held this week in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

"Driving faster ROI , improving business IT performance and reducing core costs are really critical issues for my customers right now," said Jeff Neale, MD of Multibiz  Solutions , a HP  Premier Business Partner . 

"The new HP ProLiant G6 range gives us an opportunity to speak with customers about immediate savings in energy costs and how they can gain more control to drive efficiency, all with the allure of a faster return on investment."

The HP ProLiant G6 platform, based on Intel Xeon 5500 processors, includes the HP ProLiant DL380, DL370, DL360, DL180 and DL160 rack-optimised servers; the HP ProLiant BL 490c, BL 460c and BL 280c server blades; and the HP ProLiant ML370 and ML150 tower servers.

Ray Maisano business manager, Enterprise Servers HP South Pacific said in this economic climate, any IT investments that can drive down costs and provide a quick return on investment would be attractive to Australian businesses.

"The added pressure of the data centre, as a key component of corporate energy use, is a concern for business technology executives facing capacity issues, power limitations and increasing energy costs," he said.

"We're currently working with a major Australian financial organisation to review the new HP ProLiant G6 range in light of the current challenges to the business.

"Their feedback has highlighted to us that the accelerated return on investment makes a transition to the G6 range more feasible.

"These returns are being realised in a time frame of as little as three months compared with the usual period of around 12 months," he added.

Starting prices for HP ProLiant G6 servers range from $999 to $2,105.

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