Mission Australia given 200,000th local server

Computer assembly still a viable business

Not-for-profit charity organization Mission Australia was given the 200,000th locally-made HP server at its Sydney factory yesterday.

HP began assembling its ProLiant range of servers seven years ago and reached the token 200,000th server in May.

The plant averages 3900 servers per month but can scale up to some 5500 units if required.

Mission Australia corporate and community partnerships manager Colin Falls said the server will be well received and donations like these help the organization do its job better which is to help people in need.

"Unemployment is a huge adversity for the people we work with and HP supplies technology and training for our youth-focused program," Falls said.

HP's donations include notebooks, servers and an online training program.

"Without this kind of support we would not be able to do our job," he said.

HP Australia's director of enterprise storage and servers, Stephen Bovis, said the factory is contributing to local businesses in a number of ways.

"According to IDC there is between 35 and 45 percent market share for ProLiant servers so we are doing our part for the local economy," Bovis said.

Bovis said having a local assembly plant also shortens lead times in terms of product delivery and allows easier customization of the servers, which can be pre-loaded with Windows or Linux.

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of HP's in-house configuration tool - Configurator.

Configurator was first developed by Digital and is now in use in six other countries.

HP claims over 80 percent of the ProLiant servers sold in Australia are assembled at the Sydney plant.

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