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LinuxHPC.org: Don't Say a Word, But Linux Looms Larger at HP!

Nov 06, 2002, 23:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Shannon)

"While the trade press fawns over IBM, Sun, or the anointed Linux King for a Day, the New HP is quietly honing and ramping up its own Linux strategy. For example, HP used the LinuxWorld trade show to reveal its post-merger Linux strategy along with an updated portfolio of products and services. HP's evolving Linux strategy incorporates targeted solution areas for Linux; integrated product lines in industry-leading platforms, security, management and high-availability software for Linux; and comprehensive and proven services for Linux.

"HP also continues to work with its network of partners and the open source community to offer the tools needed to develop comprehensive Linux-based solutions. 'Linux continues to be a corporate priority for HP. We have a unique combination of Linux-based technologies to deliver the broadest set of end-to-end solutions to customers,' said Peter Blackmore, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Systems Group. 'The new HP, comprising assets in technology, partnerships, engineering and executive leadership makes us the leading choice among enterprise customers looking to deploy Linux to meet their individual needs.' Mr. Blackmore apparently is putting his money where his mouth is: according to market researcher IDC's Quarterly Server Tracker, during 1FQ02, HP ProLiant servers continued to lead the market in Linux server unit shipments with more than 25.9 percent market share. These results mark the 17th straight quarter in which ProLiant servers have led the industry..."

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