HP Triples Performance of New Mission-Critical Servers with New Itanium Chips

HP Rolls-Out New Superdome 2 Business Critical Systems, Integrity Blades

by Anton Shilov
11/08/2012 | 11:55 PM

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday strengthened its mission-critical converged infrastructure portfolio with innovative and enhanced HP Integrity and Superdome 2 systems, HP-UX software and services to triple performance, boost resiliency and deliver investment protection for critical workloads deployed into the next decade.


Based on HP enhancements and the Intel Itanium 9500-series, transactions are processed up to three times faster than previous generations, while using 21% less energy. As a result, clients can realize a 33% savings in total cost of ownership (TCO). With advancements in availability and reliability, HP’s mission-critical converged infrastructure will continue to enhance established HP Integrity platforms supporting HP-UX, HP NonStop and OpenVMS operating systems. Over time, these advancements will cascade to mission-critical x86 platforms delivering a single, unified infrastructure for UNIX, Windows Server and Linux environments.

The newest solutions offer the scalability, continuous availability and efficiency needed by clients to achieve their mission-critical business goals and improve productivity. The new offerings include:


“Our mission-critical clients face ever-increasing demands for uptime, performance and security with their most critical applications. Today’s announcement demonstrates HP’s continued commitment to transform the server landscape with innovations to the Integrity portfolio – offered within a mission-critical Converged Infrastructure that will endure into the future,” said Ric Lewis, vice president and interim general manager of business critical systems and converged application systems at HP.

New enhancements to HP-UX 11iv3 enable clients to:

HP also has introduced the HP Platform Advisory Workshop to assist clients in planning future mission-critical environments or transitioning from legacy servers to HP Integrity with recommendations for optimization, migration and risk mitigation. Upon completion, clients receive a customized blueprint of their organization’s ideal transition path to the newest HP Integrity systems.

The first new HP Integrity systems, including the Superdome 2 server blades, will be available worldwide beginning next month at a starting price of $6490 per blade. The HP Platform Advisory Workshop services are available worldwide with pricing based on location and implementation.