Have you tried to make a purchase online or conduct a banking transaction only to find the site down for system maintenance or some unexplained reason? Craved an update on an urgent breaking news story only to experience an error message or inability to post a new comment? Wanted to perform a new query for management but been unable to access siloed data in a system down for maintenance or unable to keep up with demand? It's still obviously true today that mission-critical systems powering the most critical day-to-day operations in an organization better stay up 24x7 with rock solid reliability or customers will leave or get irritated, opportunities will be missed in this Instant-On world with instant gratification expectations, productivity will go down. But 24x7 uptime is not enough today, especially given very difficult financial constraints and demands to do more with less many are experiencing today. What are you leaving on the table by keeping your mission-critical systems silo'd?
HP has been talking about converged infrastructure a lot lately - I'm sure you've noticed. This is because we strongly feel it is the best future for us, and more importantly our customers. IT managers dealing with modern mission-critical workloads today also require the ability to manage and redeploy resources quickly, automatically, and globally – all within tight budgets. Monolithic siloed applications just don't do the trick as often any more - they introduce real risk of system complexity and underutilized resources. Few can afford that today. Furthermore, as new technologies and delivery models emerge and gain acceptance, such as cloud computing, this complexity could increase and handcuff business agility even more if not managed early and with the right strategy.
Today's leading organizations need greater flexibility to dynamically react to business demand with optimized resources while delivering real business performance. A common modular mission-critical platform meets these needs, both now and in the future.
Several of us have been blogging about more things we are doing at HP to keep advancing along the converged infrastructure path with our partners and customers, and about the real business impact customers are realizing utilizing our new products. A few important things to highlight today:
1) More HP Integrity and NonStop customers realizing benefits today: converged infrastructure is being deployed by leading global companies worldwide like AOL and Daiwa. Customers are achieving 24/7 fault-tolerant resiliency, always-on application availability and the industry’s premier service levels.
2) HP's Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure embraces new delivery models: Technology moves fast - it always has. Mission-critical applications stay protected with the high availability and robustness in HP BladeSystem Matrix with HP-UX on Integrity servers, and now you can save days or weeks of time architecting infrastructure for applications and services with easy to use, new cloud maps. Learn more about this from my colleague and cloud expert, Loretta Nierat in her Cloud is Here! blogs
3) HP's Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure lineup just got even stronger with a new entry from Integrity NonStop: Double the scalability and nearly twice the performance in the same data center footprint with the new quad-core Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB54000c. It's delivered on the industry’s top blade platform, and joins the Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 to run on the Intel® Itanium® Processor 9300 series. NonStop fans are really going to appreciate that we've built on an incredibly strong workhorse heritage with the new NB54000c server - it has expanded availability, reliability, scalability and latency features. Easy in-cabinet blade upgrade too when migrating from dual to quadcore. Get the details about the new HP Integrity NonStop NB54000c server .
And we're just getting started this year. Lot's more to come!