HP has unveiled a new portfolio of ProLiant Generation 9 servers. The servers are optimized for convergence, cloud and software-defined environments, and feature new technology like HP-unique PCIe accelerators and HP DDR4 SmartMemory, says the company. The servers span four architectures — blade, rack, tower and scale-out. The servers will be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning Sept. 8.

The United States Air Force have issued a five-year blanket purchase agreement for HP single-function and multifunction printers and consumables for its Digital Printing and Imaging initiative (DPI). The HP single function printers selected by the Air Force include the LaserJet Enterprise P3015dn Printer, LaserJet Enterprise 600 Printer M 603dn, LaserJet Enterprise 500 color Printer M551dn, and the Color LaserJet Enterprise M651dn Printer. Previously, HP received a Blanket Purchase Agreement for DPI in 2008.

HP and Foxconn have inked a joint venture agreement to create a line of cloud-optimized servers specifically targeting service providers. The line will complement HP’s existing ProLiant server portfolio, including Moonshot. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies are forming a non-equity joint venture, in the form of a strategic commercial agreement.

HP has released MediaBin 8.1 digital asset management software. MediaBin 8.1 simplifies the core tasks of media management, says HP, and features real-time media monitoring and analytics for all rich media assets, including images, audio and video files. MediaBin 8.1 also integrates with Brightcove and Limelight Networks.