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ProCurve Networking by HP Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Leading Analyst Firm's Report

  • 02 April, 2008 12:56

<p>ProCurve Networking by HP today announced it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in industry analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s Global Campus LAN Magic Quadrant 2008.(1)</p>
<p>According to the Gartner report, “A leader has demonstrated a sustained ability to meet the changing needs for mainstream LAN switching architectures. A leader also has an ability to shape the market and maintain strong relationships with its channels and customers, and has no major gaps in the portfolio.”</p>
<p>Gurkirat Singh, Country Manager – South Pacific, ProCurve Networking by HP commented, “Businesses are increasingly focusing on reducing the total cost of ownership of their networking infrastructure. Our solutions are extremely reliable, cost effective, and have very low ongoing support costs, which has helped us to grow rapidly in Australia and New Zealand over the last two years. We believe that recognition of our leadership will help encourage even more organisations to include ProCurve solutions on their short lists.”</p>
<p>Gurkirat Singh continued, “Our channel program currently includes fifty systems partners across Australia and New Zealand. We are looking to extend our reach over the next year by recruiting an additional twenty five partners. We are particularly looking to focus on partners that will lead with our solutions, and bring specialist skills to the table. This new research will certainly make it more attractive for partners to lead with ProCurve solutions.”</p>
<p>“We consider our positioning in the networking Leaders quadrant by Gartner confirmation of ProCurve’s evolution from a viable industry alternative into an industry leader,” said John McHugh, vice president and general manager, ProCurve Networking by HP. “As the second largest enterprise networking vendor in the world, ProCurve’s dramatic growth over the past decade is attributed to our vision, the outstanding total cost of ownership we offer and our commitment to providing customers a range of best-in-class solutions based on open standards.”</p>
<p>About ProCurve Networking by HP</p>
<p>The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers wired and wireless enterprise networking products, services and solutions. The foundation for ProCurve’s business model is the Adaptive Networks strategy in which networks are adaptive to users, applications and an organisation’s needs.</p>
<p>ProCurve is the No. 2 networking company worldwide measured in Ethernet switch market revenue, according to Dell’Oro Group.</p>
<p>Further information on ProCurve networking solutions, products and lifetime warranty(2) is available at www.procurve.com.au.</p>
<p>About HP</p>
<p>HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling US$107.7 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.</p>
<p>Note to editors: More news from HP, including links to RSS feeds, is available at www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/.</p>
<p>(1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Campus LANS, 2008,” by Mark Fabbi, March 2008.</p>
<p>(2) For as long as a product is owned, with next-business-day advance replacement (available in most countries). The following products and their related family modules have a one-year warranty with extensions available: ProCurve Routing Switch 9300m Series, ProCurve Switch 8100fl Series, ProCurve Access Control Server 745wl, and ProCurve Network Access Controller 800. For details, refer to the ProCurve Software License, Warranty, and Support booklet at www.hp.com/rnd/support/warranty/index.htm.</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted March 2008 by Gartner Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>© 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
3/2008</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com</p>

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