HP has added a number of new products and services to its Total Care initiative, designed to improve efficiency and productivity among small and medium businesses.
Among the additions are a virtualisation bundle, new remote access offerings, discounted servers and storage, new storage infrastructure and printers.
SMB marketing manager Warwick Grey says the offerings are well suited to the New Zealand market, as it is dominated by small and medium size firms. “These solutions are designed to improve productivity and drive down cost, which leaves business owners free to focus on managing their business through this challenging time to come out stronger and more competitive on the other side,” he says.
HP says its Virtualisation Bundle allows SMBs to reduce costs by up to 35 percent by eliminating external storage support for high availability of applications. The bundle includes servers, storage and networking, along with virtualisation software from HP and VMware.
Secure Remote Access solutions are based on Citrix XenApp Fundamentals, and provide servers, storage, networking, PCs and printers. HP offers SMB partners discounted servers and storage through its SmartBuy programme, along with a free, one year trial of XenApp Fundamentals.
The Total Care Branch Office Consolidation offerings provide customisation of server, storage, networking, PC and printers configuration, aimed at reducing the time it takes to consolidate branch offices into one location.
In the printer space, HP is offering the All-in-One (AiO) series, the Officejet Pro 8000 series and Officejet 6500 AiO series. The 6500 AiO is designed to help home office and micro-business customers increase efficiency and productivity, HP says.
Smart Template Printing enables firms to print documents using free, customisable templates.
The HP StorageWorks X1000 and X3000 Network Storage Systems unify file and application storage to simplify infrastructure. Because of this, SMBs don’t need to invest in separate storage systems for file and database data, HP says. The StorageWorks 2000i and 2000sa G2 modular arrays have a small form factor to increase capacity by up to 33 percent per race space unit and can reduce power requirements by up to 50 percent, it says.