Archive for October, 2014


Another Workstation makes its way into HP iQuote this week…

October 30, 2014

…the Z640!

PROD_Z640Redefine versatility and flexibility. Expand capabilities with the HP Z640 Workstation, a system that lets users configure and reconfigure with ease to create the perfect solution. Experience powerful performance, whisper-quiet computing, and tool-less access in a conveniently compact design.

The Z640 workstation has massive power with support for 145W processors powering up to 36 cores in a dual Intel® Xeon® processor configuration. Increase productivity with the ability to do more thanks to professional graphics from NVIDIA and AMD and support of up to 8 displays on one system. The HP Z640 Workstation uses Z DNA to provide a high-end workstation experience at a mid-range price point.

Models Available in HP iQuote:

AMS/US Smart Buy SKUs:

K7P48LT,K7P49LT,K7P54LT,F1M59UT,F1M60UT,F1M61UT,F1M62UT, F1M58UT

AMS/US ‘A’ Model SKUs:


EMEA ‘A’ Model SKUs:



To quote Michael Caine…

October 29, 2014

…“Not a lot of people know that”.

Don’t bend the fiber cable too much, the Laser light travelling down the cable can actually crash in to the internal walls of the cable (attenuation), this is called Macro bending. HP’s revolutionary PremierFlex cables use a new bendable fiber technology that significantly improves bend performance over existing fiber cables. Keep your fiber loops bigger than 37.5MM to avoid Macro bending altogether.


Switch your Switch

October 17, 2014

HP iQuote welcomes the new HP 5130 EI Switch Series.

PROD_A5130EThe HP 5130 EI Switch Series delivers flexibility, scalability and low TCO at the access layer of medium and large enterprise networks. Offering enterprise class QoS and security, HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) stacking, static layer 3 routing and RIP, convenient fixed 10GbE uplink ports, PoE+, ACLs, IPv6 and delivers energy savings with Energy Efficient Ethernet.

The HP 5130 EI Switch Series is SDN ready with OpenFlow 1.3 support, can be managed with HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) for a single view of the entire network, and includes Lifetime Warranty 2.0.

What’s New?
– Scalable managed switches with static layer 3 routing, RIP and 9 chassis IRF stacking
– Four fixed 10GbE uplinks (SFP+)
– PoE+ models for voice, video and wireless
– OpenFlow 1.3 support
– Lifetime Warranty 2.0 with 3 years 24×7 phone support

Models Available:
Worldwide; JG932A, JG933A, JG934A, JG936A, JG937A


Record Figures for HP iQuote in September 2014

October 10, 2014


New Quotes.

Geographically the percentage of new quotes is broken down as shown:

Sept IQ New Quote graph

The very top level view of the regions are as follows:

  • 5% APJ (New HP iQuote Territory)
  • 43% Americas
  • 52% EMEA

How does this look in terms of users and number of quotes?

  • Over 4000 Companies with nearly 7000 Active Users during September 2014.
  • Over 52,000 Quotes instigated. Compared to September 2013 that’s a 61% increase!

Thank you for your continued custom with HP iQuote. If you are not yet using HP iQuote, ask your Distributor. If it is not available at your chosen HP Distributor, you need to let them know that you want access to this time saving tool!


HP to separate into two leading companies

October 6, 2014

How does that affect HP iQuote?

Today we have heard the announcement about HP separating into two leading public companies. One will be HP’s market-leading enterprise infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP’s market-leading printing and personal systems businesses, which will do business as HP Inc.

This change has been driven to deliver independence, focus, financial resources and flexibility to adapt quickly to the market.

For Partners, this separation is to be good news as interactions will be simplified and we’ll see lots more innovation coming out of the two organisations.

Those customers using HP iQuote will be aware that the product portfolio spans across Enterprise Infrastructure, Software & Services, Printing and Personal Systems Group. channelcentral can confirm, that the separation of the two businesses will make absolutely no change to the way HP iQuote works in terms of Product Portfolio, Subscriptions or Contacts.

CEO Meg Whitman said in her closing statement “Both companies will have the same commitment to the channel that our partners have come to trust, but with more focus, flexibility and accountability.  We look forward to partnering with you in the next phase of our journey.”

For further information on the separation Register for the global partner webcast with HP on October 7 at 10:00 a.m. PT.