When is it okay in today’s world for your business applications to be unavailable to your customers? The answer is: NEVER!
Find out how Equens used HP Integrity NonStop to provide a reliable, stable, always-on infrastructure in this highly competitive market.
How quickly can you service components, systems, or applications to get back up and running—before your competitors gain an edge?
Why is RAS so important? A rock solid IT infrastructure with top notch Reliability, Availability and Serviceability is the underpinning of an Always-On environment and probably the most important long term factor in a purchase decision when it comes to mission-critical systems. Here's a look at how HP engineers have elevated system RAS for HP Integrity with HP-UX and some white papers comparing HP to Oracle/Sun.
Guest blog by Cindy Tentler, BCS/ HP-UX Product Marketing
Our HP engineers took a fresh look at the most prevalent challenges IT managers are facing today -- data center complexity and management costs consuming too much darn budget. That would be enough of a challenge on its own, but our Integrity engineers also need to ensure that any solutions proposed account for the fact that these types of systems strive to never go down and must always be available to handle the most challenging, mission-critical workloads. What’s a better way to deal with these problems given the extra requirements in a mission-critical environment? The engineering team took the renowned resiliency of the Superdome along with the efficiencies of blades, combined them and created Superdome 2.
In Part 1 of this Meet the Builder series, I introduced you to Arlen Roesner. Arlen provided a demonstration of the common modular infrastructure of our new Superdome 2 platform. Today I’d like to share a demonstration of the Flex Fabric and resilience innovations packed into Superdome 2, our flagship for the Integrity line of servers. Wendy Wiehardt, Hardware Design Engineer in our Enterprise Systems Lab also helped create Superdome 2. In this video, she demonstrates how easy it really is to scale up with Integrity systems. You can start with a single cell, 2 socket system and scale up to 8 cells and 16 sockets, all in a single enclosure. If you need even more processing power than that you can connect two enclosures together, and create a 32 socket complex all in a single rack – now that makes life easier. Wendy also shows you what’s inside the blades, digging into the components such as new Intel Itanium 9300 series processors, NICs, built in I/O, VPARs, DIMM slots, iLO and more. Superdome 2 is also designed to be easier to manage and more resilient than ever before with over 100 new innovations built in to ensure against downtime. Our engineers know you don’t want to deal with the hassle and risk of rebooting systems, so she explains more about the numerous resiliency enhancements, and pulls out and replaces a crossbar without having to reboot the system. Please take a few moments to check out Wendy's demo:
Let us know what you think of our new systems, and what else you’d like to hear about from our engineers. If you’d like more detailed information I encourage you to check out our main Integrity site.
I’ll share Part 3 of this series in a couple of days. Hope you find the demos informative.