PHOTO - Kevin Khaw, country manager, business critical systems, HP Enterprise Business.
IT solutions giant HP Malaysia said it is set to change the server market by offering a single platform for mission-critical computing.
Called 'Odyssey', the platform is intended to transform the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap that will include UNIX and x86 server architectures to offer enhanced performance via a single platform, said HP Enterprise Business, Malaysia country manager, business critical systems, Kevin Khaw, speaking on 24 November 2011.
This move will help organisations that are challenged by exacting service level agreements (SLAs) as well as meet the need for further cost-containment, said Khaw. "Clients have been asking us to expand the mission-critical experience that is delivered today with HP-UX on Integrity to an x86-based infrastructure," he said.
"HP plans to transform the server landscape for mission-critical computing by using the flexibility of HP BladeSystem and bringing key HP technology innovations from Integrity and HP-UX to the x86 ecosystem. Unlike the competition, HP offers an open, integrated, single platform approach," he said.
Khaw added that by using advanced technology across a common, modular HP BladeSystem architecture, HP was developing platforms to enable clients to choose the best environment aligned to their organisations' needs without compromise, helping ensure investment protection for the long term.
"HP's new development roadmap includes ongoing innovations to HP Integrity servers, HP NonStop systems and the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating systems," he said. "The roadmap also includes delivering blades with Intel Xeon processors for the HP Superdome 2 enclosure (code name 'DragonHawk') and the scalable c-Class blade enclosures (code named 'HydraLynx'), while fortifying Windows and Linux environments with innovations from HP-UX within the next two years."
"For more than 25 years, HP has powered the most demanding workloads by building a robust and proven franchise of technology and service innovations for mission-critical computing," he said. "By expanding mission-critical HP Converged Infrastructure and bringing select proven innovations to x86 systems, HP will enable clients running Linux or Windows to increase scalability with 32-socket 'DragonHawk' symmetrical multiprocessing x86 systems that will scale to hundreds of cores and support large, complex workloads. The systems will enable clients to deploy the smallest to the largest workloads in a dynamic, highly scalable pool of IT resources."
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