Apr 06, 2020
Partner Spotlight - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
In 1939 college friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a company in a garage in Palo Alto, California. They named their company Hewlett-Packard, the order of their last names determined by the draw of a straw. The garage is today considered the birthplace of Silicon Valley, a California State Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hewlett-Packard began by making oscillators for tests and measurements, some of the earliest of which were used by Disney in the production of 1939 animated film Fantasia. During World War II they made counter-radar technology and artillery shell proximity fuses.
Among the notable developments by Hewlett Packard were the Hewlett-Packard 9100A from 1968, which some consider the first personal computing device, and the first handheld scientific calculator in 1972.
In November 2015 the company Hewlett-Packard was split up, creating what is now HP Inc. for the home PC market and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (also known as HPE) for enterprise products and services.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise was launched with a vision to be the industry’s leading provider of hybrid IT, built a software-defined infrastructure that can run customers’ data centers today, bridge them to multi-cloud environments tomorrow, and power the emerging Intelligent Edge that will run campus, branch and Industrial IoT applications for decades to come. All delivered through a world-class services capability.
ATTO and HPE have worked together in many ways over the years on technology solutions, product testing and certifications. ATTO has also enjoyed a robust OEM relationship with HPE for the past two decades with several product designs lasting up to ten years and shipping into the tens of thousands.
Currently, ATTO and HPE are working together to provide solutions that cover a range of enterprise applications such as Fibre Channel storage connectivity and Ethernet shared tape archiving.
Some examples of these solutions include:
ATTO ThunderLink® SH 3128 Thunderbolt™ adapters certified by HPE for use with their StoreEver LTO-6, 7 and 8 Ultrium tape drives, providing high-speed connectivity to tape using Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3.
ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs and ATTO ThunderLink Thunderbolt adapters providing connectivity to HPE MSA 2050 storage systems.
ATTO XstreamCORE® ET 8200 intelligent Bridges certified with HPE StoreEver MSL SAS LTO Tape Libraries providing 40Gb Ethernet connectivity for up to 64 servers into the MSL SAS tape libraries allowing for shared remote archiving.
ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs providing connectivity within HPE Integrity NonStop Systems.
All of the solutions above are fully supported and listed on HPE SPOCK (Single Point of Connectivity Knowledgebase).
The alliance between ATTO and HPE is strong and deep and we’re always exploring ways to provide the absolute best storage solutions for our customers.
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