HP Extends Hitachi Resale Agreement
Hewlett-Packard Co. has extended its resale agreement for Hitachi Ltd.'s high-end storage array until 2008.Hewlett-Packard Co. has extended its resale agreement for Hitachi Ltd.s high-end storage array until 2008, officials will announce Wednesday at HP World in Atlanta. HP began the contract with Tokyo-based Hitachi in 1999, and currently sells the XP512 and XP1024, based on Hitachis Lightning 9900 V series. The extension is officially a nine-year deal retroactive to the original, officials said.
"What I was told when I got this update was that this actually proves that they are dedicated to continuing to serve the high end," said Nancy Marone-Hurley, analyst with Enterprise Storage Group Inc., in Portland, Ore.