HP Launches Adaptive Enterprise Strategy

Initiative combines services, software and hardware to create what HP calls a more flexible IT infrastructure.

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday rolled out its Adaptive Enterprise strategy, an initiative the combines services, software and hardware to create what officials here said is a more flexible IT infrastructure.

HP announced the new initiative on the one-year anniversary of its

The initiative is the next step in a push to virtualize data center resources and introduce self-healing software, all designed to make it easier for enterprises to manage their IT infrastructure. The software includes HP Virtual Server Environment—powered by an enhanced version of HP-UX Workload Manager—and HP Self-healing Services for OpenView.

It also includes services aimed at helping businesses—highlighted by the finalization of its $3 billion deal with Proctor & Gamble—with this mission and an upgraded blade server, the ProLiant BL20p, armed with Intel Corp.s 3.06GHz Xeon chip, which includes a 533MHz front-side bus.

"We learned a lot about the role of IT as a business accelerator in the process of integrating two large companies," HP Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said in a prepared statement. "We know from our customers that every organization is managing change at some level. Therefore, its fitting that we take our experience and combine it with HP services, solutions [and] technology."

HPs push for an adaptive IT infrastructure is similar to IBMs on-demand computing initiative and Sun Microsystems Inc.s N1 strategy.

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