Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 11/08/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook

International Fund for Animal Welfare Chooses HP to Power Global Efforts

Animal Welfare Charity Selects HP Converged Infrastructure as Technology Demands Increase (November 08, 2011)

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has chosen HP Converged Infrastructure to support its operations in 15 offices around the world with improved technology performance to meet demands of operating global charity efforts.

IFAW was created four decades ago to protect white-coat harp seals against commercial hunting on the eastern coast of Canada. Today, IFAW is the world's leading international animal welfare organization focused on saving threatened species and animals in crisis through a variety of campaigns and programs.

The organization's primary data center, housed in an older building at its U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts, suffered from space, power and cooling constraints. Additionally, IFAW was looking to upgrade its technology infrastructure to continue to effectively manage increasing global business demands.

As an HP partner for more than 12 years, IFAW chose HP Technology Services to manage the relocation of its data center to a more energy-efficient building that recently gained LEED gold certification. HP helped IFAW move more than 40 HP ProLiant servers and other infrastructure in less than 24 hours. As part of the relocation, IFAW consolidated its data center with HP Converged Infrastructure technology, including servers, storage and networking equipment with unified management.

"We needed to upgrade our existing facility to meet increased demands of our global charitable work both presently and in the future," said Phyllis Bayer, director, IT Operations and Facilities, International Fund for Animal Welfare. "With the help of HP, we were able to relocate to a new building to continue support for our global fundraising efforts and donor demands."

The new data center now includes HP Integrity RX2620 and RX6600 servers running on HP-UX to effectively support critical business applications, such as the donor database, an internal portal, mail systems and Oracle financial applications.

HP ProLiant servers, including HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers with advanced virtualization support, provide IFAW with more efficient and reliable remote support at its U.S. headquarters, as well as country offices in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The high-performance servers allow the organization to filter donor statistics and quickly engage supporters in specific projects. This includes giving country offices, with only one HP ProLiant server each, the ability to simply access information from the headquarters' data center. Additionally, the new HP ProLiant servers at its headquarters allow IFAW to save energy within the data center and provide a starting point for future virtualization projects.

IFAW's infrastructure also includes HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA), which are designed to handle its growing storage requirements as a result of their donor database application. The storage arrays allow IFAW to increase storage utilization, keep the database running 24/7 and adapt quickly to changing business conditions. The EVA's HP Command View Software eases management, ensuring less time spent on maintenance and administrative tasks.

HP Ultrium 448 and 460 Tape Drives in the country offices provide additional backup storage to allow the organization's remote locations to more easily access the database. Additionally, HP Data Protector Software simplifies protection of IFAW's applications by automating backup and recovery procedures to disk and tape.

As part of the relocation, IFAW upgraded its network backbone by standardizing on the HP Networking 5400 zl switch series, which allows the organization to more efficiently communicate with clients with a faster connection than the previous network configuration. IFAW uses this networking technology along with HP 2510 and HP 2810 switch series to ensure that its offices around the world are connected and can scale as business demands peak.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a key foundation of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

Learn more about how organizations can get started on an Instant-On Enterprise journey at HP's premier client event, HP DISCOVER, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP is available at

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2011 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2010. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Add to Digg Bookmark with Add to Newsvine

Copyright @ Marketwire

Page: 1

Related Keywords: International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW, HP Converged Infrastructure, Instant-On Enterprise , Office Equipment, Applications, Storage, Networking, Database, Business Issues, Services, Software, Misc, Database, Backup, Connectivity, Server Hardware, Server Computers, Other, Management, Canada, Africa, Austria, USA, Marketwire, , HP, Financial, Gold, Business, Other,

Content-type: text/html  Rss  Add to Google Reader or
Homepage    Add to My AOL  Add to Excite MIX  Subscribe in
NewsGator Online 
Real-Time - what users are saying - Right Now!

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved