HP Storms Networking Market with 3Com Buy

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HP laid out the details of its integration of products of the recently acquired 3Com has it made clear that it plans to challenge Cisco's stronghold in the networking space.

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard drew attention to the company's commitment to open standards and the importance of newly acquired network infrastructure specialist 3Com's presence in China during a conference call detailing HP's plans for a comprehensive networking portfolio.

David Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager of HP's Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking business unit, opened the call with a list of five reasons HP would transform the networking industry, naming superior technology, open standards architecture, an end-to-end product portfolio, converged infrastructure and a lower total cost of ownership.