Network Consulting Services integrate applications with infrastructure.

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Designed to accelerate project delivery and mitigate risk, HP Network Consulting Services include Network Visioning Workshop, which aligns technology and business managers around common network vision. Service addresses challenges such as complexity of existing environment, ability to adapt quickly to change, and optimizing manageability. Network Business Benefits Roadmap Service provides guidance on which network projects to prioritize through mapping out business benefits.



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HP Services Enable a Common Network Vision to Speed Application Delivery



BARCELONA, Spain, - HP today announced new Network Consulting services that deliver reduced network complexity while speeding application service delivery within the enterprise.

To ensure seamless service delivery across the business, companies need to tightly integrate applications with infrastructure while aligning technology systems to support their unique demands. HP Converged Infrastructure improves application service delivery by providing an architecture that is simple, integrated and highly automated. As a result, clients spend less time managing technology and more time putting it to work innovating for the business.

"Organizations of all types must be able to quickly and effectively deliver application services in order to meet customer needs," said Imran Khan, vice president, Network Consulting, Technology Services, HP. "With more than 40 years of experience, HP helps organizations get the most value out of their network and communication infrastructure by ensuring business continuity, optimizing network price/performance, mitigating risk as well as increasing competitive advantage."

The new services extend the HP Network Services portfolio, a complete set of services -from network edge to core - that ensures high performance and availability as well as cost-effective network operations. HP Network Services deliver globally consistent, reliable enterprise communications using highly flexible, open infrastructure and proven methodology.

Improved alignment minimizes risk while maximizing return on investment

The new HP Network Consulting services maximize clients' return on investment by accelerating project delivery, mitigating risk and aligning network transformation with organizational goals based on a common network vision.

These services include:

o The Network Visioning Workshop maximizes return on investment by aligning technology and business managers around a common network vision. The workshop addresses the major challenges that clients commonly face when transforming their network, such as complexity of existing environment, ability to adapt quickly to change, controlling costs and improving manageability.

o The Network Business Benefits Roadmap Service provides guidance on which network projects to prioritize through mapping out the business benefits on a phased roadmap. The roadmap is designed to optimize value and minimize risk and operational impact, while preserving existing technology investments.

o The Network Strategic Architecture Service optimizes network price/performance by providing clients with a simpler, standards-based network architecture and design.

Access applications anywhere, anytime

The HP Branch Office Solution, announced today by HP Networking, includes services for global staging, deployment, and onsite installation and start-up services to speed solution delivery while mitigating deployment risk. The portfolio also features application and traffic analysis services to optimize network performance. Taking advantage of HP services expertise and proven project methodologies, HP Branch Office Solution services enable the extended enterprise to deliver anytime, anywhere access to best-of-breed applications.

The HP Branch Office Solution delivers the benefits of HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy to the extended enterprise. It combines a comprehensive set of branch-office functionality within the HP zl network switch platform, including the 5400zl and 8200zl switch series.

Pricing and availability

The new Network Consulting services as well as The HP Branch Office Solution onsite installation and start-up services will launch in early November. Pricing varies according to implementation. The HP Branch Office Solution global staging and deployment services will be available immediately.

Pricing varies according to implementation.

Additional details are available at www.hp.com/go/networks.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

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