HP in €500,000 blade-server deal with C Infinity

4 Nov 2008

Computing giant HP has struck a deal worth €500,000 to equip business outsourcing firm C Infinity with high-end blade-server technology.

The deal was completed via HP’s channel partner Redstone.

The deal will allow C Infinity to make the full range of HP enterprise-class server features available to companies of any size, and in particular off-site storage.

“Many of our customers tell us they are too busy making a success of their businesses to spend the time and effort involved in ensuring that their server can do everything they need it to,” said Caitriona Lynch of C Infinity.

“Anyone who stores data has a responsibility to ensure that it is safe and secure, and meets all their legal and business requirements.”

C Infinity is the only partner of global off-site storage provider Iron Mountain with a physical presence here in Ireland. The auditing process that C Infinity goes through to maintain this partner status ensures that exceptional standards are maintained.

One of the first companies to benefit from the deal is exciting Irish start-up Zignals, which provides small stock-market investors with the same level of customised stocks information which, until now, have only been available to big investment houses.

“We go to great lengths to ensure that our customers get the very best service possible in terms of security, availability, performance and management,” Scott Tattersall, co-founder of Zignals, explained.

“By working with C Infinity and HP, Zignals implemented and continues to develop a solution that will securely and reliably guide our customer’s financial decision-making for years to come. We are more than happy with our choice of teaming up with C Infinity and HP, and feel confident that they have allowed us deliver our promise to our clients’

HP recently shipped its one millionth blade server worldwide, said James Henry, senior BladeSystem specialist at HP.

“Having a server that you can rely on and that can adapt as your business grows is something our customers value highly. We have worked closely with C Infinity through our channel partner Redstone to ensure that the system we have provided will enable them to offer all these advantages to small businesses here in Ireland.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years