iQuote: View from the Team – Paul

November 1, 2010

What has our resident technical guru been working on lately? Paul is part of the iQuote team and is responsible for many things but one key activity is introducing new products into iQuote. Since the ProLiant G7 launch and the major PSG transition Paul has been working on the HP StorageWorks iQuote project. Here’s what Paul has to say about this new and different product range:

“Previously all systems in iQuote have been computers: Notebooks, Desktops, Personal Workstations, Servers and Blades so the HP StorageWorks project has been interesting and challenging as we’ve really had to start from the beginning. However, some of the recent iQuote enhancements such as PCI slot validation and optimisation lend themselves to slot-based systems, such as Storage Systems.

I’ve been going through the StorageWorks Commercial product range in huge detail mapping the product attributes and expansion capabilities. These are then uploaded into our SQL database ready for the application development to bring them to life as configurable systems. Progress so far has been good and we have a number of systems that are available in Beta form. I fully expect to see HP StorageWorks live for iQuote users in November 2010 and seeing these systems quoted will be hugely rewarding. More good news is that the HP StorageWorks Commercial products will also work with our new iQuote Swift service.”

 Next up for “View from the Team” will be Dan who will be covering off his view of iQuote Swift, HP StorageWorks implementation, price list optimisation and more.

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