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HP to add storage to converged server/switch

Inquiring minds really want to know when HP will add storage to its converged hardware offering.

The answer appears to be as soon after Jan. 2, 2010 as possible.

That’s the magic date when former EMC guy David Donatelli gets his handcuffs taken off. Said one HP insider: “I would expect to see news around that [converged hardware] pretty soon after January 2.”

When Donatelli left EMC for HP, he was enjoined from taking part in HP’s storage business for a year. So he forged ahead with servers and networking hardware  a la the Hewlett-Packard ProCurve Blade Switches . Since HP has all the pieces–including storage–one might have expected it to fill in that slot. But apparently that will wait for nagging legal issues to evaporate.

Then all eyes will be on Cisco, which stuffs its own networking hardware and new-self branded server into its enclosures and has a tight alliance with–you guessed it–EMC on storage.

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We already have a full fledged server farm using HP machines and would like to expand our business with external IaaS vendors
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Cloud is growing technology and there is lot more to prove for individual solutions. I'm sure HP can prove better than any other.
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HP's offering a hybrid solution.
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Because i work for HP and it's the best!
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Complete, Consistent, Flexible and proven
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seems to have a full range of services that covers what business needs
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