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.
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.
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 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....
A week ago, Oracle surprised HP and over a hundred thousand joint customers by announcing that they were no longer going to develop Oracle products for Itanium processors - essentially HP Integrity servers. While I've spent most of the last 10 days learning how to burp and diaper my baby girl, I have followed the news with interest and concern.
While lots of articles have been written (and I don't want to re-cover them here), I do want to note a few things.