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Let the facts speak: Itanium-based Integrity server support goes well beyond 2021!!!

HP is committed to your business and your success.  In fact, HP puts Customers First.   Let me share the facts with you.  

  •  HP recently confirmed plans to continue the development and innovation of Itanium-based Integrity NonStop and Integrity server platforms with our HP-UX and OpenVMS operating systems for more than 10 years. 
  • HP’s current plan is to support Intel Poulson-based Integrity server platforms through at least 2021.
  • HP has extended the end of support for HP-UX 11i v3 Operating System until December 31, 2020 and will be available on Intel Poulson and Kittson-based Integrity servers.  OpenVMS 8.4 operating system sales and support are committed to be aligned with sales of Intel Poulson-based Integrity servers.
    • Although Oracle has announced its plans to not offer future versions of Oracle products for Intel Itanium based servers, Oracle will continue to support current versions under their Oracle Lifetime support policy for many years to come.  This will give customers sufficient time to work with HP to create a strategy to reduce their dependence on the Oracle stack.

At HP, we understand that unplanned change to product roadmaps is disruptive to our customers in maintaining the stability and continuity required for mission-critical environments.    HP is committed to keeping the trust of our customers.    Details of HP’s continued commitment to HP-UX, OpenVMS and HP Integrity is shared below. 




 Integrity server, HP-UX and OpenVMS Operating Systems Support

Legacy servers typically remain active for 12-18 months after new systems are introduced.  Server upgrades and accessories (processors, memory, etc.) will typically remain active for 12-18 months after the server goes end of life (EOL).  Minimum support commitment is typically 5-years after a server goes EOL.  HP’s current plan is to support Poulson-based Integrity server platforms through at least 2021.  With a planned release of Kittson-based Integrity servers somewhere in mid-2015, EOL dates are beyond 2021.



Planned SR

Server EOL

Accessories/ Upgrade EOL

Minimum Support Commitment

Integrity with Poulson processor


End 2016


End 2021

Integrity with Kittson processor



12-18 months after server EOL

5-years after server EOL


For most operating systems, the standard support lifecycle ranges between 7-10 years.  As we previously announced, due to customer demand and feedback from the field, HP has extended the end of support for the HP-UX 11i v3 operating system until  Dec. 31, 2020.  The end of sales and minimum support commitment for HP-UX 11i v3 operating system will now be extended to align with sales of Kittson-based Integrity servers. OpenVMS 8.4 operating system sales and support are committed to be aligned with sales of Poulson-based Integrity servers.



managed service provider | ‎03-22-2012 09:24 AM

please keep shearing your knowledge with us.

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