HP Energizes IA-32 based Product Suite with New Servers and Storage Device

Expanded Offerings Help Improve Customer Productivity, Increase Return on Investment and Maximize Uptime

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 12, 2002

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced a suite of new products that enhance its IA-32 based server and storage product lines. Designed to be low maintenance and easy to operate, the servers and storage device help customers maximize uptime and increase operational efficiencies while reducing costs.

The new HP IA-32 based servers and the storage system are engineered to strengthen customers' always-on Internet infrastructures. Two of these servers are designed in particular to help small- to medium-sized businesses keep their IT operations running at affordable prices with easy deployment, backup, troubleshooting and expansion features.

HP also has added to its comprehensive range of easy-to-use management tools to help ensure maximum productivity and rapid deployment of the devices. Additionally, easy server upgrade options help protect technology investments.

The IA-32 based servers announced today include the following:

HP Surestore Disk System 2300

HP also introduced the HP Surestore Disk System 2300, an Ultra160 SCSI storage system that improves system uptime through hot-swappable components as well as fully redundant power supplies, fans and bus control cards. The storage system's high availability, flexibility and reliability make it a smart investment for IT managers.

For mid-range and enterprise customers who require a flexible, reliable and easily managed high-performance disk storage system for servers, the HP Surestore Disk System 2300 improves the productivity of system users by helping ensure they can access data stored on the system, even during most upgrades and repairs. The system holds 14 disks in a 3U SCSI enclosure for up to 1 terabyte of storage.

In addition to the new line-up of IA-32 based servers and storage device, HP is introducing enabling software products and capabilities to complement the new servers, including:

More information on each of these products is available at http://www.hp.com/go/ia32servers.

Pricing and Availability

Product Price(1) Expected Availability
HP Server tc2110 $1,099 mid-April
HP Server tc3100 $1,499 mid-April
HP Server tc4100 $2,599 mid-April
HP Surestore Disk System 2300 $3,150 April

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all. HP had total revenue of $45.2 billion in its 2001 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com/.

(1) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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