announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected it to provide new
workstations and desktop PCs as a part of its enterprise IT purchase program.
award will add to the USAF’s 900,000 units of HP products deployed in the past
five years throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific and is part of
the USAF CCS (client, computer and servers) Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB). In
compliance with USAF requirements, HP will include customized agency
configurations that meet strict standards and tests for memory, audio, video
and other specifications.
Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (AF ITCC), composed of top
USAF officials, selects vendors for the QEB by evaluating the performance
quality of their enterprise computing products in harsh environments. HP has
consistently proven to be a Best Value” vendor through the assessment.
facilities worldwide will use an array of HP platforms, including HP
Workstations and HP Compaq 6005 Business Pro PCs that combine high performance,
energy efficiency and security features.
more than 60 years, the U.S. military and federal government has relied on HP
for state-of-the-art technology products and solutions,” said Stephen DiFranco,
senior vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP.
QEB award will include the HP Z800 Workstation and HP Z400 Workstation. The HP
Z800 Workstation offers Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors, providing
up to 12 processing cores, up to 192 gigabytes of ECC memory, up to 10
terabytes of high-speed storage and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics.
HP Z400 offers up to six processing cores using Intel Xeon 3500 series
processors, providing up to 24 GB of ECC memory, up to 8 TB of high-speed
storage and up to NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 or dual NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics.
Z Workstations are designed to optimize energy use while maintaining
high-performance power, versatility and reliability. They include at least 85
percent efficient power supplies helping to reduce both overall energy usage
and the amount of waste heat released.
Workstations also offer ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified configurations while all HP Z
Workstations are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight and registered as
research firm IDC reported that HP led the desktop and mobile workstation
category in market share in the second quarter of 2011, retaking the No. 1
position in the United States.
HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PCs will be available in two configurations small
form factor and microtower that both meet the USAF’s secure product category
requirements and offer secure hardware, software and firmware. Both models are
EPEAT Gold registered and include energy-efficient features that conserve
power, enabling PCs to last longer.
HP Enterprise Services recently announced
expanded telecom offerings to help customers plan and execute transformation
strategies that lead to business growth.
expanded two portfolios that support communications service providers (CSPs):
HP Solutions Consulting Services (HP SCS) and HP Operations Support Systems
Transformation solutions for network and service management.