A year ago, Microsoft and HP undertook a challenge to provide our customers with solutions to deliver faster business results.  Our approach would be to create new appliances for key IT workloads, including virtualization and management, business intelligence, and email.  We called this partnership “Infrastructure To Applications” (I2A).

On the one year anniversary of I2A, HP and Microsoft disclosed the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. I am very excited today to announce the availability of the E5000.

What is the E5000?

The E5000 is a solution which incorporates everything required to run Exchange Server 2010. The solution has been jointly engineered by both companies, and includes (in a single piece of hardware) the following:

  • Two blade servers
  • Direct attached storage disks
  • Redundant networking and power
  • Pre-loaded and preconfigured Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  • HP’s 3 year, 24x7 hardware and software support

Read more at http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc/archive/2011/03/01/new-exchange-server-2010-solution-from-hp-and-microsoft-delivers-large-low-cost-mailboxes-with-ease.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0