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HP Integrity Server Business Shows Strong Growth in Emerging Markets
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2006--HP
(NYSE:HPQ)(Nasdaq:HPQ) today announced 17 customer wins for the HP
Integrity server line in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India
The wins contributed to the triple digit year-over-year revenue
growth HP saw in the Integrity line in the so-called BRIC
According to industry analyst firm IDC, combined IT spending in
BRIC nations is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of
13.9 percent and reach more than $100 billion by 2009.(2) HP plans to
expand its efforts in these countries as their future IT spending
"Customers in emerging markets are building IT infrastructures
from scratch, not merely updating or replacing older ones, and HP
Integrity servers are the cornerstone of these next-generation data
centers," said Rich Marcello, senior vice president and general
manager, Business Critical Servers, HP. "Customers choose Integrity
because innovations around flexible capacity, secured availability and
simplified management deliver superior return on investment versus
Bharat Forge Limited of India, the world's largest forging
conglomerate, turned to HP to meet challenges associated with their
greatly accelerated business growth. The company is using HP Integrity
servers with HP-UX 11i and HP StorageWorks arrays running SAP for
production planning, sales, manufacturing and materials management.
"HP supported our business expansion while saving us at least 30
to 40 percent in costs annually through superior system scalability,"
said Yogesh Zope, vice president, IT Services, Bharat Forge Limited.
"HP's local Indian presence enhanced their ability to add
manufacturing expertise across our value chain."
Additional HP Integrity customers in India include Astra Motor III
(ASMO III, automotive manufacturing/supply chain), ITC Ltd. (consumer
products) and Tata Teleservices (telecommunications).
New HP customer engagements in Russia include Avtovaz (auto
manufacturing) and The Finance Committee of St. Petersburg, which
chose HP to increase the efficiency of budgeting, asset use and
securities distribution, as well as to improve the reliability and
scalability of custom finance applications. HP helped consolidate its
data center and enabled flexible resource allocation through an
Adaptive Enterprise architecture and a fault-tolerant configuration.
"We wanted to modernize our information infrastructure to better
adapt to the rapid changes in the Russian economy, and HP recommended
we consolidate and virtualize our data center," said Tatyana Sergeeva,
deputy head, Administration of Automation Information, Finance
Committee of St. Petersburg. "Since we chose standards-based HP
Integrity servers, we are secure with our investment."
HP customers in Brazil and China include Seara Alimentos S.A.
(manufacturing/food processing), Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (public
sector/elections), China Pan Steel Group (manufacturing), Industrial
and Commercial Bank of China (financial services), Tsingua University,
CIECC (Ministry of Commerce information support), Second Affiliated
Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Hunan Labor & Social Security
Department, Guangxi Post (post office) and Huazhong University of
Science & Technology.
Regional market trends driving HP's growth
Sixty-five percent of HP's first quarter 2006 revenues came from
outside the United States. In the BRIC nations, customers are
demanding regional vendor presence and local capabilities such as
design and solution centers, authorized training centers, and research
and development facilities. HP is responding to this demand with new
facilities such as the Linux Expertise Center in Bangalore, India, and
the new HP Labs in Beijing.
Customers also are turning to HP for its comprehensive solutions
and localized domain expertise in rapid-growth vertical segments,
including network service providers, financial services,
manufacturing, public sector and oil and gas.
More information on HP Integrity servers is available at
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(1) Percentage of growth from HP's first fiscal quarter 2005 to
first fiscal quarter 2006.
(2) IDC, "Brazil, Russia, India, China -- IT Market Outlook in
Four Emerging Markets," #LA3617, January 2006.
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