HP, along with key partner Intel, is committed to at least 10 years of development and innovation on its HP-UX operating system and Itanium-based Integrity servers. Customers, including those running Oracle’s current software portfolio can confidently deploy HP-UX systems through the next decade.
Just last month at the ISSCC conference in San Francisco, Intel unveiled technical details about the next Itanium processor, code named Poulson, with a long and vital roadmap extending beyond the next 10 years to the Kittson processor. Looking out for strong investment protection for our customers, Poulson is socket compatible with the current “Tukwila” Itanium 9300 series processors providing an easy way forward for customers.
Customers first. That is the HP way.
What about Oracle? In a statement yesterday, Oracle tried to say that Itanium is nearing end of life. Clearly that is not the case and not how we see it at HP, nor is it what Intel has publicly stated (see Intel’s statement: Intel Reaffirms Commitment to Itanium).
Some customers are upset with Oracle's bully tactics and forced migrations, and are questioning their investments with Oracle HW and SW to protect against vendor lock-in. HP offers the broadest range of best-of-breed choices supporting traditional and next generation Big Data Analytics databases. And we have a strong converged infrastructure strategy helping protect our customers investments now and in the future. So Oracle customers, are you feeling pressured to limit your freedom of choice and lock in to an all Oracle stack?
Customers: Speak up – we are listening
- Are your enterprises at risk while costing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity while Oracle limits fair competition?
- Is disinformation from Oracle an attempt to force you into purchasing Sun servers in a desperate move to slow their declining UNIX market share?
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