Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HP renews Integrity Systems

Hewlett Packard (HP) has renewed its Integrity server line-up of products with the latest processor technology and software to enhance customers’ efficiency.

Enterprise Server and Storage Manager for HP West Africa, Mr. Chuks Okpaka, informed this at a customer forum in Lagos.

He also said that the renewed product would help customers reduce costs through enhanced automation and improved energy efficiency.

“Enterprise customers with the most demanding computing environments can now reap advantages from new system software innovations in power and remote management across HP Integrity and Integrity NonStop server systems running HP-UX 11i, Microsoft Windows Server, Linux OpenVMS and NonStop Kernel,” he said.

Mr. Okpaka equally said that the Integrity systems family of servers and server blades are now powered by the latest Intel Itanium processor 9100 series, code named ‘Montvale.’

He explained that with these enhancements, NonStop systems could function as the heart of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the data centre, adding that SOA is an approach for managing computing environments that uses loosely coupled, reusable and standards-based services to address changing business needs.

“Customers can use an SOA implementation with Integrity NonStop alongside mainframes and banks of Linux machines so IT can act as a service to the business,” he said.

According to him, HP Integrity NonStop servers with Montvale processors also offer up to a 20 per cent price and increase performance over previous generations of the systems.

so commenting on the latest product, the vice president of marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP, Michelle Weiss, said the company is committed to providing enterprise customers with the most advanced, reliable and energy-efficient systems.

“By leveraging the latest in processor technology and ongoing enhancements and innovation in our software, HP provides customers with the balanced performance they need to achieve better business outcomes in real-world environments while still reducing costs,” he said.

HP Integrity revenue grew 71 per cent year over year in HP’s third fiscal quarter of 2007.

Currently, more than 13,000 software applications from independent software developers run on the HP Integrity platform.

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