Palo Alto, Calif. - HP has announced that customers worldwide are adopting HP Workstations for their performance, value, and serviceability. In addition, industry research firm IDC reported that HP led the desktop workstation category in market share in the third quarter of 2009. HP’s share showed significant growth during past quarters, culminating with a 44.1 percent share worldwide, according to the "IDC Worldwide Workstation Tracker," November 2009.
“In a difficult economy, we’ve seen customers around the globe investing in HP Z Workstations because of the surprisingly short period of time the workstations pay for themselves with performance and productivity gains,” says Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Workstations, HP.
“As our customers move to building information modeling and digital prototyping, many are choosing powerful HP Workstations so they can fully benefit from our advanced 3D visualization, simulation and analysis tools,” says Jeff Kowalski, chief technology officer, Autodesk. “HP Workstations also play a critical role in Autodesk’s development process, and we congratulate our partner on achieving this market share milestone.”
HP introduced its award-winning HP Z Workstation series earlier this year. Customers moving to the Z series can take advantage of HP’s continued innovation in areas such as design, software, and independent software vendor (ISV) certifications for professional applications.
“Adobe customers require high performance from their workstations to power their creative visions using the latest advances in video, design and web development,” says Simon Hayhurst, senior director, Product Management, Adobe. “HP is a valued partner who has optimized its workstations for Adobe software, delivering the kind of performance our customers demand.”
HP further differentiated its workstations from the competition in September with the unveiling of the HP SkyRoom videoconference and collaboration tool for enterprise customers, now available on all HP Z workstations at no extra cost. HP SkyRoom also can be downloaded for use on any PC that meets minimum requirements for $149.
The HP Z800, HP Z600, and HP Z400 Workstations are the culmination of more than 20 HP design innovations – including a self-checking power supply – and take advantage of the Intel Xeon processor family.