HP announces new partner programmes
HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance focuses on improving data centre efficiency
HP has announced new financial, support and partner programmes, including the HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance, which aims to bring together leading technology companies to eliminate manual maintenance tasks and significantly improve data centre efficiency.
The HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance is focused on maximising the built-in intelligence of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers.
According to HP, alliance members are leaders in the memory, storage, input/output (I/0), power and infrastructure segments. They design technology that meets HP ProActive Insight Architecture standards to help analyse thousands of system parameters, and deliver high levels of automation, designed to aid in the reduction of data centre downtime caused by manual errors.
Technology contributed by alliance members is intelligently integrated with HP ProLiant Gen8 to enable the communication of alerts, metrics and other critical system analytics to the HP Insight Online support portal. Clients that leverage HP's service feature to troubleshoot issues and optimise performance can decrease their problem-resolution time by as much as 40%, reducing potential downtime, said HP.
Additionally, HP is working with leading global software companies, such as Microsoft Corp, Red Hat, SAP and VMware to set performance benchmarks with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers.
HP Proactive Care is designed to provide clients with comprehensive 'direct to expert' support and services for problem resolution that is up to 66% faster. This eliminates the delay spent cycling through escalating levels of support and minimises downtime.
To help clients speed time to adoption and maximise their investments, a ProLiant Gen8 Capabilities and Technologies course is now available through HP Education Services.