HP Unveiled New Proven Methodology and Assessment Tools

11:15:44 AM | 10/23/2009

On Oct 22, HP unveiled the next generation of the HP Adaptive Infrastructure Maturity Model (AIMM), which includes innovative technology enhancements and assessment tools to enable customers to make informed technology buying and operational process decisions.
AIMM provides an insightful, holistic view of the data center with an exclusive set of benchmarks and best practices derived from more than 75,000 data points garnered from independent research.
Built on HP’s proven methodology and extensive data center expertise, the two new assessment tools – HP AIMM Express and HP AIMM Preview – are geared toward small and midsize businesses and channel partners.
Chief information officers are facing mounting pressure to future proof their data centers by creating a technology infrastructure that is responsive to changing market conditions. To support that objective, HP is offering customer’s direct access to HP data center best practices and deployment expertise. 
“Customers need to ensure that their data center technology infrastructure can respond to changing market conditions and prepare the business for future growth,” said Neal Clapper, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “AIMM allows customers to prioritize technology deployments with the confidence that their ongoing investments are based on detailed, objective data backed by years of collected data center benchmarks.” 
HP recommendations resulting from face-to-face workshops, coupled with a customized report, enables customers to identify new solutions and invest in technology suited to their specific business requirements. The service also enables customers to join a member-based online community dedicated to AIMM and hosted by Connect, HP’s business user group. This allows customers to share best practices and learn from real world data center deployment experience.
“The AIMM workshop was a productive and highly beneficial exercise, as it allowed us to more accurately understand progression toward our strategic objectives,” said Mike Re, chief information officer, South African Airways. “The process provided insight into IT areas that need specific attention and where we need to realign our plans to further optimize our targets.”
AIMM measures four distinct domains: technology and architecture; management tools and processes; culture and staffing; as well as demand, supply and IT governance. The tool’s database includes critical data, such as power savings, server optimization and products currently in use, of approximately 1,500 companies across vertical segments spanning manufacturing, financial services, public sector, communications, media and entertainment.