MIssion Critical

HP Enterprise Server Strategy and Vision

Ric Lewis, Executive VP and General Manager of HP Enterprise Servers provides an overview of HP’s Enterprise servers and vision for the future handling of mission critical workloads for HP Customers.

With all the talk concerning cloud, converged systems and big data, it’s easy to forget that mission critical applications preserve the role for traditional servers in many organizations. We briefly discuss the role of X86 architecture and how it fits into the overall scheme, and look at integrated solutions such as HP AppSystem for SAP HANA.


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Ric Lewis


Ric Lewis is vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Servers Business (ESB)
within HP Servers, which is part of HP’s Enterprise Group. In this role, he is responsible for
delivering industry-leading, innovative solutions to enterprise customers with the HP
BladeSystem business, the HP Fabrics business and the Integrity business. These
businesses include our portfolio of ProLiant x86-based BladeSystem and scale-up rack
servers, NonStop systems, Integrity servers, and the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating
environments, as well as our converged infrastructure management and fabrics portfolio,
including HP Virtual Connect.
Prior to this position, Ric was the interim general manager of Business Critical Systems
(BCS) and Converged Application Systems (CAS), responsible for delivering our portfolio of
mission-critical Integrity and NonStop systems, our 8-socket ProLiant servers as well as
our converged systems.
Previously, Ric served as vice president of BCS Hardware and Technology Systems and as
general manager of the HP NonStop Enterprise Division.  Ric joined HP in 1987 and spent his earlier years leading design teams in computer
system, chipset, CPU, and firmware development for a broad range of products spanning from workstations to high-end servers.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.