Mission Critical Computing Blog
Your source for the latest insights on HP Integrity, mission critical computing, and other relevant server and technology topics from the BCS team.

A brief, high-priority guide to mission-critical computing events at HP Discover Barcelona

HP is mission critical. Intrigued and interested in hearing more? Come to HP Discover to get the details! With only four weeks until the doors open at the Fira Convention center in Barcelona, I’m providing you with the roadmap to must-attend sessions for those of you interested in mission-critical computing. Read on to find out more.

When planned or unplanned downtime has to be zero—the HP Shadowbase product suite keeps you running

HP NonStop recently announced a new strategic partnership with Gravic, Inc. and as a result HP will now be offering a new set of industry leading products in the business continuity space. Just days ago HP released this new set of products and once again reset the bar in high-availability enterprise computing. I recently spoke with HP’s worldwide product manager for NonStop database and business continuity products, Ajaya Gummadi. During the conversation I asked her how we were able to improve upon something that was already great, and what it means for our customers. Below are some highlights from that discussion. I hope you find them as interesting as I did!

The HP Moonshot series of technological sneak peeks continue

Guest blog written by Susan Blocher, VP Moonshot Product Management and Marketing


The first round of previews for HP Moonshot’s new workloads have been well received in Europe and Singapore. The previews of upcoming workloads we are now bringing to the United States, demonstrate a unique set of new HP Moonshot solutions specifically optimized to provide new levels of performance and economics. If you are near Sana Clara, San Francisco, Orlando, or New Orleans make sure to take the time and get a sneak peak of the upcoming HP Moonshot solutions.


HP and VMS Software, Inc. Collaborate to Extend OpenVMS Solutions

For nearly four decades, customers have trusted HP OpenVMS solutions to manage some of their most important and mission-critical workloads. Today we announced an agreement with VMS Software, Inc. to extend the OpenVMS technology roadmap for our customers with additional long-term solutions.

Thinking of upgrading your HP Integrity servers? IDC analysis shows what others have achieved

IT has become a seemingly endless progression of decisions. And every decision brings with it a series of benefits and risks, as well as consequences. As an IT manager you know that to be informed is paramount to making sound decisions. Read on to learn more about a recent IDC analysis on the benefits, risks and consequences associated with upgrading your mission-critical infrastructure to the latest HP Integrity servers and the most recent release of HP-UX 11i v3.

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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.
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