3/8/2004 - HP announced enhancements to its offerings based on Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2004 that are designed to help enterprises become more adaptive by simplifying integration across business processes and information technology infrastructure, while reducing the time and cost of implementing business and IT changes.
The offerings extend HP's enterprise integration portfolio and .NET expertise and further the HP Adaptive Enterprise strategy to dynamically link business processes with IT. As a result, Microsoft has endorsed HP as a Worldwide Prime Integrator for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 based on HP's skills and capacity to implement BizTalk Server solutions globally.
Announced in conjunction with Microsoft's launch of BizTalk Server 2004 at the Silicon Valley Speakers' Series, the enhanced solutions include:
"Using the versatility of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and the Microsoft .NET platform, we are rapidly changing the face of our business by designing and deploying an IT environment that is truly allowing us to do more with less. Leveraging the Microsoft expertise from HP Services will enable us to deliver highly effective solutions for our business in rapid time," said Kostantinos Voyiatzis, vice president of IT, Essilor of America, Inc.
HP also plans to release new recommended configurations for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 based on industry-standard HP ProLiant servers and Integrity server architectures. These configurations will be based on comprehensive testing by HP engineers so customers benefit from knowing the performance they can expect and the best architectures to use.
The offerings strengthen HP's Microsoft .NET portfolio, which is already one of the largest in the IT services industry. With more than 23,000 Microsoft-trained specialists and 5,000 Microsoft-certified professionals, HP offers a complete portfolio of lifecycle services for .NET technologies, delivered by more than 3,000 .NET-certified HP Service professionals worldwide.
"At HP we are using Web services to simplify our e-business infrastructure and enable our own adaptive enterprise," said Franc Gentili, worldwide director, Enterprise Microsoft Services, HP Services. "Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 dramatically reduces the amount of time we need to make changes to our environment and allows us to connect applications and business processes both internally and externally with a new level of ease. HP's own implementation augments our depth of services and solutions built on Microsoft technology and customers benefit from this expertise by being able to adapt and respond to change quickly, with improved collaboration."
"HP is a prime integrator for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and will help our customers develop a fully integrated solution," said Eric Swift, director of E-Business Servers, Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 together with HP's Adaptive Enterprise offerings will empower companies to capitalize on new opportunities and build the next generation of e-business solutions that span corporate boundaries and improve business agility."
More information about HP's enterprise integration offerings is available at http://www.hp.com/solutions/microsoft/eai.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the last four fiscal quarters, HP revenue totaled $74.7 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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