Posts Tagged ‘Server’


Easy Connect is now in iQuote!

February 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Easy Connect BTO (ProLiant EC200a) products to iQuote, extending the portfolio of products on offer.

EasyConnectAn Easy Connect configurator has been specifically designed and developed into iQuote to assist users in navigating the complex product rules.   Users of iQuote are now able to configure Easy Connect products through a simple step by step wizard to ensure an accurate configuration every time.

Once you have selected your Easy Connect SKU, users are prompted to start the wizard:


After starting the wizard, users are asked a series of questions to select from such as:

  • Model
  • Storage and Accessories
  • Operating System
  • Additional Services
  • Hardware and Support

On response to all of the questions, users are given the option to ‘Update Basket’ as shown below:

Easy Connect 4

Easy Connect will then form part of your quotation and users can be assured of a fully validated configuration. We hope that you will enjoy using the new Easy Connect configurator and that it gives you the confidence to quote this great new addition to the iQuote product portfolio!


Fiber, fibre and OM4!

November 12, 2014

What’s the difference?
The words Fiber and Fibre are often swapped, most people assume that it is American versus UK spelling, but that is wrong. Fiber is actually the Fiber optic cable whereas Fibre is a generic term to describe the Fabric, which can include both Fiber and Copper technology that links your storage, switches and servers.

OM stands for Optical Multi-mode (multiple rays of light simultaneously) and the 4 refers to the latest version that can extend communications up to 300 meters at 10 Gb/s.


HP iQuote Update – Generation 9 Servers

September 15, 2014

Product Release

channelcentral is delighted to announce the availability of the new HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 9 Servers in HP iQuote. Over the next few days the following Generation 9 Servers will be added:


Please look out for further updates as more Generation 9 Server families are added.

The new models will help customers lower IT service costs, accelerate service delivery time and will boost business value. For further information on this new product release, read the HP Guide outlining the announcement, product information and Frequently Asked Questions.

We recognise the significance of this product release and we will be announcing the availability of the remaining models as soon as possible.


Blade Servers are back in iQuote

March 1, 2011

iQuote users can now quote the HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Blade Servers. Back by popular demand as we had the G6 BL460c range in iQuote last year. According to HP: “the world’s most popular Blade, the HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server offers the ideal balance of performance, scalability, and expandability to make it the standard for Data Center (Centre) computing.”

System Unit Part Numbers:

Are Blades useful to have in iQuote? If yes please let us know either through the iQuote User Group on LinkedIn, or reply to hpiquote on Twitter or use the Feedback Form on iQuote if you have an account.


April 2010 HP ProLiant Cashback Offers in iQuote

April 7, 2010

HP offers free hard drive with HP ProLiant G6 Server and Care Pack discount. HP has launched End User Cashback offers for April 2010 and the good news is that these offers are now live and available to users of iQuote immediately. The offers are available from April 1st all the way through to April 30th:

  1. Purchase a ProLiant G6 server together with at least two 146GB Small Form Factor hard drives, and HP will refund the cost of one of these drives.
  2. In support of this promotion, when you purchase 5 Year, 4 Hour 24 x 7 DMR HP Care Pack with your chosen server under the above offer, HP will give you up to £400 cash back.

iQuote shows the End User Cashbacks but doesn’t add them to the Basket as the End User must claim directly from HP.

For further information on how to claim these offers please visit this HP web address:


April 2010 HP ProLiant Max Quantity Discounts in iQuote

April 7, 2010

The easiest way to quote HP ProLiant Max Quantity Discounts. Use iQuote to ensure that you have factored in all of the available promotions from HP. This includes the HP ProLiant “Max Quantity Discounts” where Server Options are available promotionally priced but capped per system unit. iQuote provides a highly intuitive way to identify discounted options but also automatically handles the quantity capping.

Calculating these off a spreadsheet is time consuming and unintuitive. Also iQuote helps with the lifecycle of the quotation so that when a quote is re-opened it will warn you if these discounts are no longer available.

iQuote’s main objective is to enhance the sales experience. For more information on iQuote visit:

linkedin iQuote user group:


More HP ProLiant Options for HP iQuote

March 22, 2010

iQuote now offers more HP ProLiant options. Our stated aim is to handle as many server configurations in iQuote as possible without Sales needing to manually add options afterwards. With that in mind we have expanded the supported options to include Host Channel Adapters (aka Host Bus Adapters) for attaching Servers to Storage Area Networks. We’ve also added more UPSs to include larger UPS sizes.

If you are an HP iQuote user and you spot an option that you want to sell and it is NOT visible in iQuote please use the Feedback form at the bottom of your screen to tell us. Thanks from the channelcentral team.


HP ProLiant DL120G6 New to HP iQuote

March 22, 2010

Now available to quote: HP’s ProLiant DL120G6. This is the latest Intel-based ProLiant Family to be added to HP iQuote and completes the current Intel line up within DL/ML 100/300 Series. UK & Ireland users will see 1 Top Value System Unit and 3 A Models live now.