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Cloud Services Provider CenterBeam Selects HP to Support Customer Demand
HP Converged Infrastructure, Cloud-Ready Solutions Enable CloudAgile Partner to Expand Offerings By marketwire

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that cloud services provider CenterBeam has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to support the increased capacity demands of its cloud service offerings and joined the HP CloudAgile Program.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CenterBeam provides midsize businesses with enterprise-class cloud computing services, including hosted customer relationship management (CRM), hosted collaboration, virtual data center services and data storage management.

The rapid expansion of the cloud services market required CenterBeam to replace its EMC-based infrastructure, including EMC CLARiiON storage systems, to support significant customer data growth.

After evaluating solutions from Dell and EMC, CenterBeam selected HP VirtualSystem, including HP 3PAR storage and HP ProLiant BL460c G7 server blades, as the backbone for its hosted platform.


Migrating to HP 3PAR F400 Storage and HP VirtualSystem solutions has enabled CenterBeam to boost its storage throughput tenfold.(1) CenterBeam's new infrastructure also enables its customers to store large amounts of infrequently used data to maintain high performance of mission-critical applications.

HP VirtualSystem provides CenterBeam a rapid path to agile and efficient virtualized application solutions. Its balanced architecture eliminates performance bottlenecks, while integrated management simplifies deployment and security across physical and virtual environments.

CenterBeam was able to reduce overall storage costs by more than 50 percent(2) using HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization software, which automatically moves infrequently used data from expensive Fibre Channel and flash drives to affordable SATA drives.

In addition, CenterBeam decreased storage administration by 60 percent(2) with thin provisioning and a simplified management interface for seamless growth of its Microsoft® Exchange platform -- without downtime. Thin provisioning technologies also provide the flexibility to purchase and provision disk capacity as needed.

"Exploding data growth is forcing our customers to find cost-effective options that increase capacity while maintaining performance levels of mission-critical applications," said Shahin Pirooz, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CenterBeam. "The functionality and scalability of HP 3PAR systems enable us to offer affordable, flexible cloud storage services to our customers, while creating a unique competitive advantage for CenterBeam in the market."

HP CloudAgile provides hosting, managed and cloud-based services
CenterBeam also has partnered with HP in the HP CloudAgile Program, which enables service providers to expand offerings with services built on HP 3PAR and HP VirtualSystem.

Leveraging HP technology, the HP CloudAgile Program offers service providers direct access to HP's global sales force as well as the worldwide network of channel partners to extend their sales reach, expand their portfolio of service offerings and accelerate their time to market.

HP's premier client event, HP Discover, takes place June 4-7 in Las Vegas.

About HP
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(1) According to SPC-1 results available at www.storageperformance.org.
(2) Based on client results.

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