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How Goldie, the midsize company IT director, found just-right solutions for her midsize data center challenges

Once upon a time there was an IT director named Goldie.  As the IT director for a midsize company, Goldie dealt with the same problems as her peers at large enterprise companies.   Goldie's challenges included managing heterogeneous virtualized environments, protecting and securing business critical data, and understanding how to take advantage of cloud-based solutions.  


Goldie went looking for technology she could use to keep her business up and running with less capital, not as many employees and fewer technology resources. Because Goldie's budget was smaller, financing was harder to get.  Small business solutions often weren't robust enough, while large enterprise solutions offered more complexity than her data center needed. 


One day Goldie happened upon the HP ten.to.one portfolio designed especially to meet the needs of global companies with 1,000 to 10,000 employees. Goldie tried out the new solutions.  She discovered that they were just right for midsize enterprises like hers.  The portfolio offered products with just-right pricing, just-right financing options, just-right delivery models and packaging.  And all had innovation from technology leader HP to help Goldie simply her IT value chain.


For example, Goldie found that HP LoadRunner, a market leading performance testing solution, is now available as a low-cost Cloud-based solution to help her test her mission critical applications and websites.  HP LoadRunner in the Cloud, available via the Amazon EC2 platform, is a performance testing solution that will provide Goldie with an affordable, pay as you go approach for optimizing website performance.


For risk management, Goldie discovered that HP ten.to.one could help her save 30 to 70 percent on backup and recovery with its HP Data Protector software.  She learned that more than 37,000 customers worldwide use Data Protector to protect their physical and virtual servers.  And that Data Protector can help her simplify her virtual server backup challenges. 


For infrastructure management, Goldie found the HP SiteScope Operations Manager was just-right to help her quickly and easily verify the status of IT operations, identify issues and initiate corrective actions - which eliminates customer downtime, making IT more responsive and efficient.  Goldie thought this product would help her and her company do a better job.


Finally, because Goldie has limited resources and staff, she prefers to source software and services from value-added resellers and systems integrators. The HP ten.to.one initiative includes a key focus on enabling and supporting Goldie's key resellers, so they are in turn equipped to serve customers, like Goldie, even better. Goldie can continue to work with the vendors she trusts and who know her technology needs.


If you would like to try on these special midsize software solutions for yourself, visit www.hp.com/go/software/midsize. There you can download product trials, read new research about the challenges of midsize IT directors, and find easy access to the HP partner community.  You'll also find special offers and promotions. 


Let us know what you think about these new just-right solutions for midsize enterprises. 

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  • Brian is Senior Manager of the IT Experts Community for HP Software. Brian has 25 years of software industry expertise from roles as a developer, sales engineer, instructor, consultant and marketer.
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  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Enterprise Architect helping large enterprises and telecom service providers with business aligned IT solutions for over two decades.
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