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On the Road with the new HP Integrity Servers






Ever since Tech @
Work, and the announcement of the new HP Integrity servers, I've been on the
road to bring the news to customers, partners, and our internal sales force. It
is great to be able to share the systems that we're so excited about with customers,
partners, and with readers on this blog.


 


The first thing that
I noticed on this trip was that having one of the new
HP Integrity blades
at a customer or training event really helped people
understand our new products. Being able to pick up and handle one of the new
Blade Link connectors that join two or four blades together, and seeing how
simple it is to change them, really gets people to think about how that can
change the way they provision IT. Seeing the inch long guide pins for the
processor (and the Blade Link connectors) help drive the point home that these
new servers are both field and customer upgradeable. Seeing how the systems
join together, without sacrificing any of the components on each system, helped
reinforce the point that it provides linear scaling - if you double the number
of blades, you get double the processors, double the memory slots, double the
network connections, and double the number of hard drives. It turns out that
the performance is linear as well - a quad processor, sixteen core system
provides twice the power as a dual processor, eight core system. If you haven't
had a chance to attend an event with actual systems, I'd highly recommend
checking out the
video
that was just posted to this blog on the new servers. It isn't as
great as getting to touch, look at, and poke around with the real thing, but
from my experience on the road the past couple of weeks, it definitely get's
you thinking about how it could change your IT environment.


 


On another topic, we
will be switching blog platforms in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully,
everything goes smoothly and as planned. However, there may be few or no new
posts during the transition period.  If
that happens, we'll catch up once the new platform is up and running.


 


Jacob


 

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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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