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Here’s your chance to get on-board the Mission-Critical Systems Track @ HP Discover 2013

Guest blog written by Donna Skillings Martin, HP Enterprise Group

If you’re working in a mission-critical environment, here’s your invitation to the hottest IT event of the year—offering
insights into key technologies that drive vital workloads. Read on for specifics on
innovations designed to reduce downtime as well as helping to clarify the vital role HP Converged Infrastructure plays in ensuring mission-critical activities.

Take a virtual test drive on a new mission-critical system

What’s the next best thing to a test drive?   How about a virtual test drive?    Hear from Kirk Bresniker, HP VP, Chief Technologist and Fellow, and explore the new Integrity systems.  

Does your next server upgrade need flexible financing?

How often do you consider making a new purchase---maybe a flashy sports car—and quickly discount the idea because of the purchase costs?   What if you could not only get the speed and performance, the cool new stereo with Bluetooth built in, but also buy it at an affordable cost?   Similar to the sports car example, many HP customers consider 3 key areas as they evaluate a server upgrade.

HP Integrity server upgrade safeguards Accarda’s business for customers

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.

 

 

Oil States reduces power & cooling by 30% with HP Integrity server upgrade

Growth is a funny thing.  It’s certainly good for any business, however,  it comes with a whole set of challenges, especially when the growth results from mergers and acquisitions.  This typically leads to an infrastructure with many different and geographically dispersed systems.   An Integrity server upgrade can help as you consolidate and drive efficiencies across the data center.

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About the Author(s)
  • 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.
  • I’m the worldwide marketing manager for HP NonStop. I’ll be blogging and tweeting out news as it relates to NonStop solutions – you can find me here and on twitter at @CarolynatHP
  • 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.
  • Hi, I work on the HP Servers team as HP-UX worldwide product marketing manager. I´m interested in how customers use our technology and will be blogging about their stories and on how our products evolve to help their businesses be always on.
  • I have worked with NonStop systems since 1982. I am a Master Technologist for HP and am part of the IT SWAT organization, the Cloud SWAT and work with HP Labs. I report into the Enterprise Solutions and Architecture organization.
  • Joe Androlowicz is a Technical Communications and Marketing manager in HP’s NonStop Product Division. Joe is a 25 year journeyman in information systems design, instructional technologies and multimedia development. He left Apple Computer for Tandem Computers to help launch G03 and hasn’t looked back yet. He previously managed the program management team for the NonStop Education and Training Center and drove the development and growth of the NonStop Certification programs.
  • Hello! I am a social media manager for servers, so my posts will be geared towards HP server-related news & info.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • 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.
  • I work in the HP Servers marketing group, managing a marketing team responsible for marketing solutions for enterprise customers who run mission-critical workloads and depend on HP to keep their business continuously running.
  • 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
  • I’ll be blogging about the latest news and enhancements as it relates to HP Moonshot.
  • Greetings! I am on the HP Enterprise Group marketing team. Topics I am interested in include Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and Management, and HP BladeSystem.
  • As a Managing Consultant for HP’s Enterprise Solution & Architecture group, I collaborate with client business and IT senior management to understand, prioritize and architect advanced use of data and information, drawing insights required to make informed business decisions. My current focus leverages event-driven business intelligence design techniques and technologies to identify patterns, anticipate outcomes and proactively optimize business response creating a differentiated position in the marketplace for the client.
  • 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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