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In the face of disaster, will your IT be ready?

Weather and climate related disasters wreaked havoc on the US in 2012, costing billions of dollars in damages. Now in the wake of the devastation and destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan this month, officials estimate recovery may cost as much as $5.8 billion.  With these kinds of losses, it’s worth wondering about what has changed over the last 20 years. Why are the losses growing with each and every disaster?

 

In today’s complex IT world, applications and data proliferate like they never have before. They are real-time, customer-facing, and integrated into every aspect of your business. Today, many organizations recognize the importance and need to implement a high availability and disaster recovery plan, but few have the resources, time, or expertise to test their ability to recover from such costly disasters.  

 

Downtime and loss of data can and often does equate to loss of business. The recent disasters illustrate that downtime is an inevitable and unpredictable occurrence but it does not have to equate to a disaster for your business. Mission critical systems require high availability, and that’s where HP plays a key role.

 

At HP, we are redefining the future of mission critical x86.  With HP's 4 socket and above scalable x86-based systems (DL560, DL580, DL585, DL980 and BL680) and HP’s high availability and disaster recovery solution on Linux, Serviceguard Solutions for Linux, you can rest assured that your mission critical applications and services stay up and keep running.

 

Want to find out more?  Join us at HP Discover to learn how you can start your journey towards a mission critical x86 environment. The sessions/demos you won’t want to miss include:

 

Sessions:

  • HP AppSystem for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse: Optimized for volume, value and business results (DT2118)
  • Building mission-critical solutions with Linux and protecting them with Serviceguard for Linux (TB2115)
  • HP ProLiant DL980 server: a powerhouse for your largest enterprise workloads (DF2122)
  • HP Serviceguard for Linux: Increase your Linux uptime with this top-ranking clustering solution, now with SAP HANA support (DF2443)

 Demos:

  • Microsoft Windows on Mission-Critical x86 Servers (Demo 2048/5524)
  • Linux on Mission-Critical x86 Servers (Demo 2046/5526)
  • HP ProLiant DL980 – A powerhouse for your largest enterprise workloads (Demo 2047/5525)

Want to learn more about everything else going on at HP Discover?  Visit the website!

If you haven’t already done so, register for HP Discover here. For a full list of HP Server sessions at the event, click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

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  • I work as a Master Architect in HP Servers R & D group. I work with teams spread across the lab and outside to build solutions which are highly available on HP-UX, OpenVMS and Mission Critical Linux platforms. In particular I contribute to develop HP Serviceguard clusters, HP-UX Security and Middleware products. I have been with HP for last 17 years and have exposure to HA/DR field from both R & D and customer perspectives.
  • Kirk Bresniker is the Vice President/Chief Technologist for HP Business Critical Systems where he has technical responsibility for all things Mission Critical, including HP-UX, NonStop and scalable x86 platforms. He joined HP in 1989 after graduating from Santa Clara University and has been an HP Fellow since 2008.
  • I’m the worldwide marketing manager for HP NonStop. I’ll be blogging and tweeting out news as it relates to NonStop solutions – you can find me here and on twitter at @CarolynatHP
  • Cynthia is part of the HP ExpertOne team. ExpertOne offers professional IT training and certifications from infrastructure refresh to areas that span across the datacenter like Cloud and Converged Infrastructure.
  • Hi, I work on the HP Servers team as HP-UX worldwide product marketing manager. I´m interested in how customers use our technology and will be blogging about their stories and on how our products evolve to help their businesses be always on.
  • I have worked with NonStop systems since 1982. I am a Master Technologist for HP and am part of the IT SWAT organization, the Cloud SWAT and work with HP Labs. I report into the Enterprise Solutions and Architecture organization.
  • Joe Androlowicz is a Technical Communications and Marketing manager in HP’s NonStop Product Division. Joe is a 25 year journeyman in information systems design, instructional technologies and multimedia development. He left Apple Computer for Tandem Computers to help launch G03 and hasn’t looked back yet. He previously managed the program management team for the NonStop Education and Training Center and drove the development and growth of the NonStop Certification programs.
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  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • Luke Oda is a member of the HP's BCS Marketing team. With a primary focus on marketing programs that support HP's BCS portfolio. His interests include all things mission-critical and the continuing innovation that HP demonstrates across the globe.
  • I am the Superdome 2 Product Manager. My interest is to learn how mission critical platform helps customers and would also like to share my thoughts on how Superdome has been helping customers and will continue to do so.
  • I work in the HP Servers marketing group, managing a marketing team responsible for marketing solutions for enterprise customers who run mission-critical workloads and depend on HP to keep their business continuously running.
  • Mohan Parthasarathy is a Technical Architect in the HP-UX lab. His primary focus currently is in the core kernel, platform enablement and virtualization areas of HP-UX. Mohan has worked on various modules of HP-UX, including networking protocol stacks, drivers, core kernel and virtualization
  • I’m the Worldwide Product Marketing Manager for HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux in BCS. I’ll be blogging about the latest news and enhancements as it relates to this product.
  • Greetings! I am on the HP Enterprise Group marketing team. Topics I am interested in include Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and Management, and HP BladeSystem.
  • As a Managing Consultant for HP’s Enterprise Solution & Architecture group, I collaborate with client business and IT senior management to understand, prioritize and architect advanced use of data and information, drawing insights required to make informed business decisions. My current focus leverages event-driven business intelligence design techniques and technologies to identify patterns, anticipate outcomes and proactively optimize business response creating a differentiated position in the marketplace for the client.
  • Wendy Bartlett is a Distinguished Technologist in HP’s NonStop Enterprise Division, and focuses on dependability – security and availability - for the NonStop server line. She joined Tandem in 1978. Her other main area of interest is system architecture evolution. She has an M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University.
  • I am part of the integrated marketing team focused on HP Moonshot System and HP Scale-up x86 and Mission-critical solutions.


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