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Five versatile modes, one detachable PC

September 21, 2016

The HP x2 210

PROD_x2210G2When work demands flexibility, you need a mobile PC that can keep up. Designed to fit the way field sales force, small businesses, and mobile professionals work, the versatile HP x2 210 Detachable PC gives five modes for the price of one. It goes beyond notebook and tablet functions with write, share, and watch modes.

Featuring:
● Windows 10 Pro.
● A durable keyboard base and 135° reflex hinge.
● Windows 10 Pro 64-bit powered by an Intel® Atom™ Quad-Core processor.
● HD webcam and Audio by Bang & Olufsen.
● Wirelessly project HD content in a conference room or client site with WiDi6 or Miracast.
● HP Touchpoint Manager.
● Optional HP Care Packs

The HP x2 210 is now available in iQuote EMEA with the following models:

EMEA ‘A’ Models: L5H40EA, L5H41EA, L5H42EA, L5H43EA, L5H44EA, L5H45EA

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for HP Inc. by www.channelcentral.net

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A successful show at GPC 2016 in Boston

September 16, 2016

HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise wrapped up a very successful GPC conference in Boston this week.

20160913_120957channelcentral.net was proud to be a Networking Sponsor for the event. The HP Inc. and HPE partner community are strong adopters of the channelcentral.net-developed iQuote tool, and the GPC conference gave channelcentral.net the opportunity to highlight a number of new features within the tool. Among the new features unveiled at GPC were a number of new “Product Finder” filter features for hardware, software, and options; an enhanced user experience that gives more control and preference of view for the user, and the integration of HP Financial Services (HPFS) payment terms so users of the tool can instantly determine the finance options and payments for their purchases. The iQuote product was presented in both the HP Inc. and HPE showcase areas, and throughout the sponsor area by channelcentral.net Client Directors Terry Knott and Tod Johnson. Feedback from HP Inc. and HPE partners and Distributors was very positive, and expectations are that the trajectory of iQuote use will accelerate even faster as the new platform is released.

20160912_091044The GPC event itself was started off as HP Inc. took to the stage on the morning of the opening day by creating a “rave” atmosphere complete with an opening musical act that caught the attention of the senses (and eardrums!) of all attendees. HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler did a remarkable job of keeping the energy high throughout the 2-plus hour opening session, and highlighted some A3 printer products that have been in the works for some time and ultimately resulted in the HP Inc. acquisition of Samsung’s printer division. How often do you hear an acquisition announcement *and* see their product line-up at the same time!? A great way to start the event for sure. On Day 2, Meg Whitman and the HPE team had their work cut out given the energy HP Inc. injected into the audience; and the speed-themed, “make money” message kept pace quite well with HP Inc. Both the HP Inc. and HPE Showcase areas were busy throughout the show (as was channelcentral.net within the showcase area), and a failed guerrilla marketing attempt by Dell/EMC appeared to lead to an even greater focus on HP Inc. and HPE’s messaging and capabilities to deliver products, solutions, and services via their #1 rated partner network.

We would like to thank our customers that spent time with us throughout this year’s Conference and we would also like to extend that thanks to HP Inc. and HPE for having us there as sponsors.

If you missed us at this year’s GPC and you would like to learn more about channelcentral services for HP Inc. and HPE Channels, then download our brochure or get in touch.

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New to iQuote– HPE MSA 2042 Storage

September 14, 2016

PROD_MSA2042HPE MSA 2042 Storage offers an entry storage platform with built-in hybrid flash for application acceleration and high performance. It is ideal for performance-hungry applications and includes 800 GB of solid-state drive(SSD) capacity.

The MSA 2042 allows for flexible growth now and into the future. Data-in-place upgrades reduce data migration and drive investments. Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, SAS, or midline SAS drives.

Complete with set and forget technology:

• Built-in, real-time data tier-ing dynamically moves hot data to flash and aging data to lower-cost media.

• All-inclusive software suite and simple management tools are customized for IT generalists and server administrators.

•512 snapshots out of the box for instant recovery

The following models are now available in iQuote for quoting:

Worldwide SKUs for SFF models: Q0F06A, Q0F08A
Worldwide SKUs for LFF models: Q0F05A, Q0F07A

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net

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Low-cost, next-gen Storage that scales with you

September 13, 2016

HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage. PROD_SV3200Affordable shared storage for the entry marketplace, designed to meet the storage requirements of small to mid-sized businesses, departmental needs in larger organizations, and remote/branch office environments.

The HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage family is now available in iQuote. A new dual-controller active/active architecture designed to provide host connectivity via the industry’s latest host interconnects: 8/16Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI, and 1GbE iSCSI. Coupled with rich data services and a new Web-based management interface, this new array is also focused on driving entry storage to very aggressive entry price points.

Take a look in iQuote today. Models available:

Worldwide SKUs for SFF models: N9X16A, N9X18A, N9X20A, N9X24A
Worldwide SKUs for LFF models: N9X17A, N9X19A, N9X21A, N9X25A

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software which is developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net/cpq

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Come and see us at GPC 2016, Boston, USA!

September 2, 2016

12th-14th September 2016.

channelcentral is delighted to announce that it is a sponsor at this year’s GPC event for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. The event is being held in Boston from 12th-14th September and is a joint event for the two organisations.

The GPC event is an opportunity for Partners, Distributors and Resellers from around the World to get together and discuss the latest developments in technology and drive Channel growth and engagement.

channelcentral is right at the very heart of this event because of its iQuote Configure, Price, Quote tool. iQuote is used in over 60 countries around the World for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. products, enabling the Channel to quote solutions with ease.

If you are attending GPC this year then why not come and visit us?! We will be available throughout the 3 day show for meetings to discuss growing your Channel business with iQuote and our other services.

Find us at Stand SB117 in the Showcase Lounge within the Technology Showcase on Tuesday 13th September 12.30-14.00. Alternatively, arrange to meet us elsewhere at the event by emailing interested@channelcentral.net

We look forward to seeing you there!

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VMware Product Selector – Worldwide in iQuote

August 30, 2016

Easier VMware configurations for all.

VmwareEarlier this year we announced the availability of a VMware Product Selector within iQuote EMEA. After some good utilisation we are now pleased to announce that this service is available Worldwide for all iQuote users.

The VMware Product Selector can be found in iQuote for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Once configuring a product, users can go to ‘View All’ in the options tab and select ‘VMware’. Upon doing so, the Product Selector will appear.

The Product Selector works as an intelligent filter working only with compatible, validated options for the system unit the user is configuring. The filter is split as follows:

  • Category
  • Product Range
  • Service Duration
  • License Type

There has never been an easier way to configure HPE Solutions with VMware. Login to iQuote today and click ‘View All’ to see how this simple and efficient feature can help you win more deals!

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channelcentral opens US Office!

August 22, 2016

As we embark on our tenth year of trading, channelcentral is delighted to announce that it is opening its third office – this time in Boston, Massachusetts, adding the USA to our two existing UK office locations.

Americas

This is great news for channelcentral clients based in US, Canada and Latin America.  We have many customers in this region using our iQuote Service for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

This investment is about improving the ease of doing business with channelcentral, providing a gateway into the value we offer through iQuote, Freebird and our custom CPQ solutions.

Tod Johnson, formerly of HP, is joining channelcentral and will be running the Americas business as Client Director. Tod is very experienced in the market, has a great network of contacts and really understands channelcentral’s differentiation and service proposition.

We asked Tod his thoughts on joining channelcentral and this is what he said:

“Being a part of a company like channelcentral, with such tremendous capabilities to drive sales across the technology spectrum is incredibly exciting. After 25 years in IT sales looking for the perfect tools and services that simplify, automate, and bring efficiencies to the labor of the sales process; I’ve not only found them, I now get to carry them in my bag and represent them having become a member of the channelcentral team. The tools and services of channelcentral worked wonders within my own sales experience; and believing in the channelcentral offering from the foundation of personal experience gives me a level of credibility with clients not often found in a career. Establishing operations in the USA is a great opportunity for channelcentral to expand and improve the already exemplary experience they offer clients in the Americas, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

As Tod joins us in the USA, we look forward to growing our market in the Americas region and working much closer with our existing customers.