Today, HP introduced its “Just Right IT” portfolio, which makes it easy for micro and small businesses to get exactly the IT capabilities they need at just the right time and just the right price so they can focus on better serving their customers.
The portfolio includes new server, storage, and networking products designed and priced “just right” to deliver affordability and value to small businesses.
“While small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) remain cautious about the economy, they continue to look for ways to simplify operations and prepare for growth,” said Anil Miglani, senior vice president at AMI Partners, a strategy consulting firm. “HP, with the help of its channel partners, offers an expanded technology portfolio with realistic financing options that enable SMBs to manage data expansion, improve employee productivity and retain, as well as attract, clients.”
Simplify management of business operations
Designed for micro and small businesses with increasing IT needs and always constrained budgets, the following HP solutions make it easier to increase productivity by providing:
— Increased reliability with the HP ProLiant MicroServer(1). Leading the lineup of Just Right IT offerings, this quiet, energy-efficient server combines affordability, performance and data protection for businesses with up to 10 employees. It helps them more effectively centralise information and access files faster so employees can more easily share information while knowing business and customer data are secure.
— Increased performance and storage flexibility with the 10GbE iSCSI capabilities of the HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 Modular Smart Array (MSA) (2), which speeds the server/storage connection bandwidth by 10 times.
— Improved monitoring and management of technology infrastructure from a single console with the new HP Insight with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 (3). Designed for clients that have virtualised servers and storage, this software combined with HP support services can reduce the overprovisioning of IT resources.
Simplify data availability and protection
SMBs need to secure business data while maintaining accessibility in the event of a disaster. New HP data availability and data protection solutions offer clients:
— Improved business continuity and a simplified user interface for managing backup and recovery with HP Data Protector Express 5.0 Software (4). Designed specifically for the general user, it makes operation fast and easy.
— Simplified shared storage with the HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) software(5), the only solution that offers clients with virtualised servers the ability to move to shared storage without purchasing a physical storage area network infrastructure.
Simplify communications and connectivity
Wireless, voice and data networks can be complex and difficult to manage. New HP voice-over-IP and wireless offerings provide SMBs:
— Improved application access and increased network security with the HP V-M200 802.11n Access Point Series(6), which connects up to 64 simultaneous mobile users to the network at wire-like speeds.
— Enhanced collaboration and communication with the HP VCX 9.5 IP Telephony system and 350x IP Phones(7), which enable the convergence of voice and data onto a single network infrastructure.
Additionally, the new HP blog 367 Addison Avenue features best practices, tips and tools from HP executives and industry experts that can help SMBs tackle challenges and achieve growth objectives.
Just Right IT expands reach for channel partners
New HP SMB solutions are available through HP channel partners and directly from HP. The Just Right IT portfolio lets channel partners save their micro and small business customers time and money by meeting the full range of technology needs – from printers and PCs to servers and networking – with one trusted partner.
Additional information about HP’s new SMB offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/whatsnewforsmb.