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Thought you were too small to run NonStop? Think again.

[Posted on behalf of Randy Meyer, Director of Product Management, Strategy & Technology, HP NonStop Enterprise Division]


This week, HP announced the latest addition to the HP NonStop server family, the HP Integrity NonStop NS2100.  The NS2100 provides our most affordable price point, and is designed to meet the needs of standalone applications and emerging markets. This new server joins the NS2200 in the next generation of entry-class HP Integrity NonStop servers, part of HP's Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure portfolio. 


Key features of the HP Integrity NonStop NS2100 server include a standards-based architecture using the Intel® Itanium® 9300 series processors, Intel’s latest Itanium processor technology, as well as integrated hardware and software that enables application out-of-the-box fault tolerance.  The NS2100 is a flexible platform for heterogeneous environments, with a full choice of application architectures as well as management tools and complete application compatibility with all other NonStop servers.  While the NS2100 is an entry-class server, it benefits from unique platform attributes, such as lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)1, a real-time database, an integrated stack, end-to-end security and massive scalability within the HP NonStop portfolio. In other words, it is still 100 percent NonStop.  


The HP Integrity NonStop NS2100 combines economies of standards-based modular computing with all the trusted continuous availability and data integrity of the NonStop name. The result is an ideal choice for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experiencing or expecting high-transaction volumes. For example, the NS2100 is designed for small and medium-sized businesses in the financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and healthcare industries, as well as customers in emerging markets.  It is also ideally suited for many other uses including development and testing, business process continuity, migration from small to mid-sized S-Series servers and continuous application availability.  While it is not a general purpose replacement for all workloads or industries, the NS2100 allows customers to invest in a fully fault tolerant solution that is 100 percent NonStop to accommodate their workloads, at a lower price point.


For over 35 years, enterprises have trusted HP NonStop systems to power mission-critical solutions, recognizing their distinct advantages of unmatched continuous availability and lowest TCO.  Benefits that customers have loved in our previous offerings are now also available at entry level pricing.


Why NonStop? Because our customers need to deliver continuous business. HP NonStop is uniquely designed for enterprises that never stop. Businesses that run on NonStop are nonstop. HP’s Integrity NonStop servers offer the agility and simplicity to quickly respond to ever-changing IT demands. By providing continuous availability and low TCO, customers will never have to wait. Ever.


Learn more about this affordable entry class server by downloading our NS2100 data sheet or visit http://www.hp.com/go/nonstop


To learn more about HP’s Integrity NonStop server portfolio, download our HP NonStop platform family overview or check out the many industries/applications suited for the HP NonStop server by downloading our HP NonStop Vertical Solutions Overview, July 2012.  HP NonStop Vertical Solutions Overview, July 2012.

 1Source: Richard Buckle, Pyalla Technologies, Research Note, May 2012
(NonStop offers the lowest TCO in its class for complex mission-critical applications)

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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.
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