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The new HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server takes gold

Guest blog written by Brian Lee,  HP Enterprise Servers Product Manager


HP’s  industry leading ProLiant Scale-up server portfolio further extends mission critical to x86 with the new HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server. The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server delivers record-breaking performance with a #1 4P VMmark 2.5.1 benchmark of 34.47 @ 28 tiles— truly a gold medal performance! 

Want a powerhouse for your largest enterprise workloads? Discover the HP ProLiant DL980 server.

Now more than ever, enterprises need an optimized infrastructure to meet specialized and demanding application requirements that can improve business response times at the same time. The HP ProLiant DL980 server offers industry leading performance, scalability and resiliency, while paving the way to mission-critical x86 through Project Odyssey. Whether you have two or four socket servers requiring greater capacity with scalable performance, or have RISC/EPIC based servers requiring comparable scaling and performance to migrate to x86, the HP ProLiant DL980 enables you to scale up with confidence. Learn more about the HP Proliant DL980 server and path to mission-critical x86 at HP Discover Las Vegas.

Protect, Recover, and Perform with a new HP Universal Database Solution for Mission-Critical x86

Keeping your business running in the face of disaster is the ultimate objective of any mission-critical infrastructure. Organizations worry that their mission-critical information and services are not protected, that storage is not keeping up with the needs of their applications, or that the deployment and testing of a disaster recovery solution is too difficult and expensive. Organizations want an environment that meet the following deliverables:

  • IT systems with the highest level of availability and reliability
  • Infrastructure that is ready to quickly and easily take on unpredictable workloads
  • Systems that recover quickly, should a problem occur


Yesterday HP announced the HP Universal Database Solution for Mission-Critical x86 - HP DL980 Oracle Serviceguard for Linux Edition, a breakthrough solution for organizations interested in moving or upgrading their infrastructure to an industry-standard x86 environment at a lower cost. This solution focuses on the above deliverables, in a standards-based package that enables more than just scale-up Oracle workloads.

IT outages wear on profits & patience. Protect yourself with HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux!

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”.

HP's X86 Scale Up Servers Kick Up Another Notch (or Two!)

HP again raised the bar with our ProLiant scale-up x86 offerings.  They now support the Intel Xeon Processor E7-2800 and E7-4800 (aka "Westmere EX"), and offer increased resiliency, scalability and efficiency to an already superb, award winning product line.  If you've got, or are investigating new servers that can handle large scale x86 data intensive workloads and big databases, these products need to be on your checklist. Here's the skinny on what's new....



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  • • Responsible for product management and marketing of NonStop Database, Business Continuity, and Cloud portfolios. Define product line strategy, positioning, branding, and messaging for all products in my portfolio. • Lead the Business Development efforts to build strategic partnerships to strengthen the eco-system. • Lead the GTM around Big Data with new innovative Analytics solutions resulting in incremental revenue opportunities. • Lead product marketing efforts including strategic positioning, Go-to-Market strategy, Sales Enablement and Analyst Briefing.
  • 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.
  • 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´m part of the HP Servers team and work as Product Marketing Manager with a focus on mission-critical offerings. I´m interested in the business value our technology brings to customers and I'll be blogging about their stories and how our portfolio evolves to help them succeed in today´s market.
  • I am a member of the Enterprise Group Global Marketing team blogging on topics of interest for HP Servers. Check out blog posts on all four Server blog sites-Reality Check, The Eye on Blades, Mission Critical Computing and Hyperscale Computing- for exciting news on the future of compute.
  • 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.
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  • 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 am a Senior Manager managing external content & social media for HP Servers Awareness. Stay tuned for topics on Mission Critical Solutions, Core Enterprise & SMB Solutions, Next Gen Workload Solutions, Big Data & HPC, Cloudline and HPS Options! Follow me @RubyDatHP
  • 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.
  • Serviceguard for Linux, HP-UX, OpenVMS
  • 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.
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