HP and Microsoft announced a portfolio of four new converged application appliances that fuse applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system. These solutions help organizations optimize employee productivity and decision-making, while simplifying the delivery of apps for IT.
HP Business Decision Appliance is available now to run business intelligence services, and the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server is planned to be available in 45 days to run messaging services. Two other appliances are expected to be available later this year.
- HP Business Decision Appliance optimized for SQL Server and SharePoint and can be installed and configured by IT in less than one hour. It's available for less than $28,000 (ERP). SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010 are licensed separately.
- HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance improves data access with massive scalability and faster queries than traditional SQL Server databases. It's starting at less than $2 million. SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse is licensed separately.
- HP E5000 Messaging System can be deployed in as little as a few hours, delivers large mailboxes at a low cost, centralized archiving and 24x7 access from any device, and it can scale as business needs grow. It's expected to be available in March starting at $36,000. Exchange Server 2010 is licensed separately.
- HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance is expected to be available in June, and the HP Database Consolidation Appliance is planned to be available in the second half of this year.
Note: All above comes with a 3 years of HP 24x7 hardware and software support services is available from HP and HP/Microsoft Frontline channel partners.
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