In the current mission-critical ecosystem, I’ve observed four customer values that are essential to ensuring the uninterrupted success and growth of an enterprise business. In the case study on Accarda, a leading supplier of integrated customer management solutions and loyalty card programs in Switzerland, the consideration of these four values brought Accarda to the conclusion that for its own continued success an HP Integrity server upgrade was essential.
I’ve recently noticed many companies have been falling victim to repeated outages—outages that leave disgruntled customers and lost revenue in its wake. This raises an important question: Is downtime really just a part of doing business? When it comes to the mission-critical applications that dictate the survivability of a business, the answer should be a resounding “no”.
Essential to each and every mission-critical environment is the ability to ensure the availability of applications and services, and provide failover capability in the case of outages. The majority of mission-critical environments are running on UNIX based solutions to ensure the highest levels of availability. While this will continue, there is also an increasing adoption of x86 systems running Linux to support clients’ demanding database workloads. In these demanding x86/Linux environments, organizations are looking for a mission-critical experience that is equivalent to what they have come to rely on with HP-UX. This is where Serviceguard Solutions for Linux can help.
The next generation of NonStop has arrived!
Is HP doubling down? You bet! Customers that run the world’s most demanding computing environments were sent a clear message today when HP announced that they were extending their BladeSystem family to include a quad-core system providing fault--tolerant availability and a standards-based architecture that scales capacity and performance.
HP said “now clients can upgrade from the dual-core Integrity BladeSystem with the NB54000c server for twice the performance in the same footprint!”