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Next-Generation HP NonStop Puts the World on Autopilot

Introducing the HP Integrity NonStop NS2300 and NS2400

 

The HP NonStop division is proud to offer a new series of HP NonStop Integrity entry-class platforms. As the manager of the NonStop Product management team, I am excited to announce that we now have the whole Integrity NonStop portfolio running the latest Intel® Itanium® 9500 series processor. This new family of NonStop entry-class servers (the NS2300 and the NS2400s) continues to provide 100% NonStop value as they were designed to deliver the same high-level of availability and data integrity as our high-end HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c and NB56000c-cg systems. Another exciting element of this announcement is that all the NonStop systems from entry-class to the high-end run on the same J-series NonStop OS software!

Defrag NonStop Database the Easy Way and Improve Application Performance and Disk Space Utilization

On a database system, the data has to be reloaded over time to improve application performance and disk space utilization. The question is - when is the right time to reload the data?

 

On HP Integrity NonStop systems, FUP RELOAD physically reorganizes key-sequenced Enscribe files as well as SQL/MP and SQL/MX tables and indexes that are disorganized. However, FUP RELOAD is not a procedure that should be used indiscriminately. Determining when to reload is difficult.

 

Reload Analyzer (TRA) is a database management tool for NonStop systems that determines when to reload files, tables, indexes or partitions. TRA performs data-block chaining and fragmentation analysis, and generates FUP RELOAD commands, if the percentage of average blocks per chain is below a user-specified threshold (for example, if the percentage of average blocks per chain is under 5%).

NonStop Real-Time Process Monitor (RPM) for ultra-fast process monitoring

In the well known comic strip Wallace & Gromit, the term RPM was used by Wallace to describe “rabbits per minute”. For mechanical-oriented folks and those working on hard disk technology, RPM stands for “revolutions per minute”. And for those that work on Linux, RPM also stands for Red Hat Package Manager.

 

For those of us that are knowledgeable in NonStop, RPM is the name of a low-cost, highly-efficient, real-time monitoring product that continuously provides CPU and process resource consumption data. It can discover and display the busiest CPUs and processes across Expand-connected NonStop systems, and it does that ultra-fast in real-time.

 

If you are not already using RPM in your NonStop environment, read more to see why I think you can really benefit from using it.

NonStop Operations Management Bundle: A Bundle of Pure Joy…

One of the most rewarding experiences of my job as NonStop Manageability Architect is to listen to customers and advise them, specifically on how they can improve their operations environment and improve TCO. And it so happens that after listening to what they want to achieve, many times, I advise them to get the NonStop Operations Management Bundle. It is a bundle of 4 products that work together and provide the best-in-class operations management experience.

 

The four products that constitute the NonStop Operations Management Bundle are:

Of course, you can use Web ViewPoint, Pocket ViewPoint or ASAP by themselves too, and each product is great by itself, but the combination of them plus ASAP plug-in to Web ViewPoint provides a true deadly combination. Did you realize that you can order them all together in the NonStop Operations Management Bundle at a lower license price than the total license prices of individual products?

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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.
  • 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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