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There’s Really No Upside to Experiencing a Systems Power Loss (Regardless of Duration)

This past February, more than 108 million viewers worldwide witnessed one of the more embarrassing moments in Super Bowl history: an outage that cut off power to half the stadium in the third quarter, causing a 34-minute game delay. While the official causes were reported to be attributed to a design flaw and human error, the downtime impact was sizable and costly. While the official cost has yet to be released, one should take the following into consideration to gauge the impact:

 

  • $240 million: the average cost of 30 minutes of screen time at the Super Bowl (based on approximately $4 million per 30 seconds of commercials[1]).
  • $480 million: the amount of money the Super Bowl drove in spending in New Orleans which is now at future risk should this impact future bids for hosting the Super Bowl again (they’ve already hosted 10 times).[2]
  • Incalculable: the loss of reputation for the NFL.

What happened at the Super Bowl illustrates that downtime is an ongoing and unavoidable challenge for businesses of every size when unprepared. It’s not a question of asking whether downtime will happen, but when and where. With over 20 years of experience in implementing high availability and disaster recovery solutions around the world, HP enables you to get your applications protected fast, and substantially increase your application uptime on an x86 platform with HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux.

 

Want to learn more?  Join us at HP Discover to learn more about Serviceguard for Linux in our technical breakout session: HP Serviceguard for Linux: Increase your Linux uptime with this top-ranking clustering solution (TB1637). In this session we will take an in-depth look at the latest capabilities of Serviceguard for Linux and how they protect your data and applications fast.

 

Additional Mission Critical x86 and Linux sessions and demos you won’t want to miss at HP Discover include:

 

Sessions:

Demos:

So if you haven’t already, be sure to register for HP Discover Las Vegas 2013 today and take advantage of great hands-on experience with products and solutions delivered by the mission critical team. In addition, converse face-to-face with the experts that built the systems and participate in sessions and demos that cover the entire mission critical portfolio, including: HP Integrity servers, HP-UX, OpenVMS, HP NonStop, HP ProLiant DL980 solutions, HP Project Odyssey and Mission Critical x86.


Want to see what else is available to you? Preview the session catalog today.


We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

 

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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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