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LCA 2004 started at Wed Jan 14 08:00:00 2004.

Australian launch for Linux server management software

Australian launch for Linux server management software Linux version of HP Systems Insight Manager shipping locally

ADELAIDE, 14 January 2004 HP has launched a Linux version of its new server management software in Australia.

The HP Systems Insight Manager will be bundled with HP servers and provide companies with a single tool for managing all HP server platforms. This is the first HP tool to allow Linux-based servers to manage other Linux and Microsoft Windows-operated infrastructure.

Angus Jones, HP Marketing Manager, Industry Standard Servers, launched the software as part of linux.conf.au, Australia's leading Linux conference being held in Adelaide between January 12 and 17, 2004.

"HP Systems Insight Manager eliminates the need for Australian organisations to purchase separate management tools for their Microsoft Windows, UNIX and Linux environments," Jones said.

"Now all of an organisation's infrastructure can be managed from the same Linux server, regardless of the operating platform being used to run the hardware. This significantly reduces the amount of resources needed to maintain a varied IT environment."

HP Systems Insight Manager will be shipped in Australia with HP ProLiant, HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers, as well as being available for download in March. This can be downloaded from www.hp.com/go/hpsim. HP Systems Insight Manager offers capabilities in four key areas: fault management, configuration management, asset management with automatic discovery and secure multi-system management.

In other news, Bdale Garbee, Chief Technology Officer, Linux, HP, will deliver the keynote speech at linux.conf.au at 9am on Friday, January 16 2004 at Elder Hall, Adelaide University.

Garbee has been working with open source communities since the 1970s and is responsible for ensuring Linux is a key component of future product architectures. He is also a former project leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project.

His speech will consider the effectiveness of large Linux deployments to the desktop in government and educational settings.

Linux continues to be an important platform for HP. HP leads the world in unit shipments and revenue of its industry standard ProLiant and Itanium based servers running Linux. HP offers enterprise customers the hardware, software, services and support to implement, deploy and manage their Linux infrastructures, from servers to workstations to desktops to storage.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the fiscal year ending on Oct. 31, 2003, HP revenue totalled US.1 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.au

Editorial contact:
Mark Lenyszyn
Burson-Marsteller
Ph: 0413 996 606
mark_lenyszyn@au.bm.com

Hewlett-Packard Australia
3 Richardson Place
Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde NSW 2113
www.hp.com.au

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