HP shows off new high availability computing range

New HP Integrity systems designed to give high level of availability

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HP shows off new high availability computing range Among the new portfolio are the industry's first eight-socket UNIX server blades.
By  Mark Published  April 28, 2010

HP has unveiled its new HP Integrity solutions portfolio, new architecture, servers and software that it says offers the first converged infrastructure on one platform.

The Integrity solutions, which are built on a new blade scale architecture encompassing servers, storage and networking, have been designed to provide high availability with improved flexibility and low cost. The update is the first major upgrade to HP's Superdome architecture for ten years, and will allow users to deploy, automate and manage applications side by side, within the same enclosure and leveraging the same components, tools and processes, for a single point of management and a consistent approach to infrastructure.

The new Integrity Superdome 2 offers up to 450% improvement in reliability over previous generations, according to HP, and includes over 100 mission-critical innovations around availability.

Among the other enhancements are the introduction of the industry's first eight-socket UNIX server blade, with HP Blade Link technology that scales and reconfigures systems by combining multiple blades to create two-, four- and eight-socket systems, to deliver up to nine times the performance in half the footprint.

HP has also launched a new HP Integrity rx2800 i2 rack-mount server, which enables clients to leverage their existing rack-mount environment, and HP-UX 11i v3 operating system, that HP says delivers up to 50% improvement in application deployment time and the fastest failover in the market.

To support the new portfolio, HP has introduced HP Converged Infrastructure Consulting Services and Application Modernization Services and HP Mission Critical Services, with a full range of consultancy to help eliminate sources of downtime.

The launch is also supported by HP's new AllianceONE partner program, which takes a solutions-based approach to infrastructure, with a range of optimized solutions across servers, storage, networking, and services.

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