HP is committed to partner with companies to deliver options that address customer requirements in key target markets. The HP Server Partner Program
is designed to offer Independent Software Vendors (ISV) a framework to Self-Verify the interoperability of ISV applications on many of the products in the HP Servers portfolio – including Rack and Tower, MicroServers, HP BladeSystem and Hyperscale servers.
HP leads in the x86 server market and ranks as the #1 vendor in worldwide server shipments for nearly 13 consecutive years₁. HP provides a broad server portfolio to address computing requirements for Small & Medium businesses (SMB) to Enterprise customers. With an extensive portfolio of servers there are many opportunities to partner and address customer needs across multiple markets.
Customer’s software application needs are continuously evolving. HP seeks to ease one step in a customer’s software application selection process and engagement with HP Server Sales teams. By providing insight to the Software applications that have already been verified on industry standard servers; many which are sourced already at customer sites and/or datacenters, it takes the guess work out. Through the HP Server Partner Program
a seamless step-by-step approach is provided to ISV’s to complete the Self-Verification of server based software applications on the latest generation of HP Servers without the need to acquire test equipment.
The HP Server Partner Program
enables approved ISV’s to learn about the HP Server portfolio, test and self-verify their applications in a dedicated HP Server Partner Program Lab
environment or through submission of Self-Verification test results. ISV’s are asked to document their testing results, and upon approval by our technical team, will be noted in the Partners tab for visibility by HP Sales and Partner Channel teams. Independent Software Vendors (ISV) with server based applications running on Windows Server OS or Linux are encouraged to apply.
By invitation only, some ISVs will be approved for the HP Server Qualified program. This will be for ISV’s who document configurations inclusive of HP Server products along with self-reporting of validated account wins and strong engagement with HP in the Channel. Upon review and auditing of results, each ISV configuration document will be listed under the program resources.
Engagement in the HP Server Partner Program is for active AllianceOne members only, requires a distinct program addendum, and nominal fee. If you are an AlllianceOne member sign in
, fill out the registration form available for this program, make sure to review the registration terms, and await welcome notification with next steps to submit your payment and get started. If you are not an AllianceOne member, join now
*₁ IDC data, May 2015.
HP remains committed to companies looking to team up and deliver offers satisfying customer needs. The extensive HP Servers portfolio presents many opportunities across worldwide markets.
Becoming an HP Server Partner
requires: active membership in HP’s AllianceOne Program, acceptance of HP Server Partner Program terms and conditions and completed self-verification with one or more of the server products in the HP Servers portfolio.
Engaging in the HP Server Partner Program
will be seamless. Three routes are provided for Self-Verification of your ISV Server Application:
- Remote access to HP Server Partner Lab to conduct Self-Verification test
- Direct access to HP Server Partner Lab to conduct Self-Verification test
- Upload of Self-Verification test with ISV’s owned Servers
Upon registering, instructions are provided for completing the Self-Verification Test
. The ISV registration details will be reviewed for alignment of the application to one of the HP Server Platforms and target workloads.
The HP Server Partner Program Lab environment consists of infrastructure, servers and storage components that partners can schedule and access to conduct Self-Verification test. Our partner Self-Verify process also enables the ISV to communicate with the Lab team. HP will provide lab setup and support resources for your testing. You will be responsible for providing engineering resources to facilitate the testing. Together, the results will be reviewed and issues addressed prior to publishing as HP Server Partner
With your documented results, your application will be featured as HP Server Partner
and noted in the Partner tab of the HP Server Partner Program page as one of the applications Verified
for specific server Platforms. HP sales teams, including HP Channel Resellers will have visibility to the completed verification and can seek to match with their customer needs. When a match is defined, they will reach out to you – and provide assistance to advance the opportunity.
Follow the detailed steps below to join the HP Server Partner Program
. We recommend you download a copy of this registration form for you to become familiar with requirements prior to submitting your application available here
To join the HP Server Partner Program
you must first be a member of the HP AllianceOne Program. Click here
to apply to the AllianceOne Program. If you are already a member, sign in
Register now for the HP Server Partner Program
. You will be required to – review, print & sign the registration Terms and Conditions form. Upon completion, please send the signed document to the Server Partner Program mailbox at: email@example.com
(instructions can be found on the registration form
). Finally, complete the Server Partner Program registration form to tell us more about your product offer.
The HP Server Partner Program team will review your application to ensure fit. Once confirmed, you will receive a welcome email notification with further instructions on submitting your payment and steps to get started. Please consider this may take up to 5 business days depending on your region.
At this stage, there are two options to complete the self-verification process. You can choose to self-verify in your own lab or you can remotely connect or directly visit to the Lab to access equipment for the verification process.
- Self-Verification in your lab
If you choose your own lab facilities and equipment for performing verification, you will need to submit details via the HP Server Partner Program Test Results form.
- Self-Verification in HP Server Partner Program Lab
If you choose to use HP lab facilities and equipment for verification, you will need to do the following:
1. Test Plan: Once terms have been signed, you will be able to access TestDrive Center where you can specify your test configurations and lab requirements and a HP Server Partner Lab Program Manager will review your test plan (including O/S version, hardware, special features, etc.)
2. Accessing the Lab: You will be provided credentials to access the servers to conduct your testing.
3. Monitor: We will monitor your progress and collaboratively address any real time issues you encounter.
Both methods of verification will need to meet established criteria for approval by HP. Information provided in the registration process along with the test results in the following areas will be audited by HP.
Once the results are documented, your application will be featured as a HP Server Partner
. Your company and application name will be noted in the Partner tab as one of the applications Verified
for specific HP Server Platforms. HP sales teams, including HP Channel Resellers will have visibility to the completed verification and can seek to match with their customer needs – when a match is defined, they will reach out to you – and provide assistance to advance the opportunity.