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HP Unveils ASP Solution

Hewlett-Packard Co. Thursday introduced e-utilica, a solution for service providers that may be included in their intranet.

e-utilica will enable application service providers to offer technical design customers instant access to applications and compute capacity, helping them to streamline design collaboration.

With e-utilica, ASPs can provide customers access to applications with scalable capacity to power customers' peak demands.

e-utilica can be integrated within the firewall of an enterprise's corporate intranet to distribute applications to remote locations when needed. Remote e-utilica nodes can be instantly ignited to power additional capacity and application delivery as needed. The device can also be used to link suppliers and partners over a secure virtual private network, further streamlining collaboration and design supply-chain efficiencies.

"Speeding time to market is the major challenge faced by technical designers in today's heated Internet economy, and businesses are seeking ways to improve their design and operational processes to compete more effectively," said Jim Zafarana, worldwide marketing manager for H-P's technical computing division.

"A pre-configured e-service solution featuring the best of H-P's high-performance compute systems, e-utilica equips ASPs with a seamless and instant revenue-generating value-add."

Using e-utilica to deliver applications and compute capacity, design engineers around the globe can collaborate simultaneously on complex technical-design projects, such as circuit board or chip design.

e-utilica is expected to be available July 1 through HP direct sales. Pricing is based upon configuration.

H-P scored a major deal Wednesday when it signed on to supply equipment to power Amazon.com's Web site and become an "anchor tenant" for the e-commerce giant's consumer electronics business.

H-P equipment agreed to run 90 percent of Amazon's Web site, making the e-commerce giant one of HP's five largest customers.