Kirk Bresniker sets the technology direction for the Business Critical Systems unit at HP. He and his team play a vital role in delivering the future direction for HP’s mission critical offerings.
Bresniker additionally focuses on integrating Business Critical Systems technologists across the company’s enterprise servers and storage community and bringing their skills, expertise and experiences to the broadest possible set of customer challenges.
A prime innovator and evangelist for blade systems, Bresniker was named an HP Fellow in 2008 for his career-long contributions and accomplishments related to bladed modular architectures.
Since 1993, he has led the team designing multiple generations of entry-level PA-RISC and Itanium Processor Family systems, including HP Integrity Blade System servers. This work culminated in an entirely new product line with the release of the Mission Critical Converged Infrastructure in 2010. More recently, he has been overseeing Project Odyssey, HP’s long term development program for the future of Mission Critical Computing.
A 1989 BSEE Cum Laude graduate of Santa Clara University, Bresniker began his career at HP’s General Systems Laboratory that same year, developing PA-RISC processor boards for HP 9000 and HP 3000 servers. He holds 25 U.S. patents, with seven more pending, and 10 European patents.