Blog Authored by Lorraine Bartlett, HP Vice President Worldwide Marketing and Strategy
Business Critical Systems
Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to attend HP Discover in Las Vegas, attend an HP sponsored event in Europe, and now attend the Red Hat Summit in Boston. Across these trips I have had the chance to talk with a wide variety of customers and partners about their mission-critical needs and their view of Linux for enterprise computing – today and in the near future. Many of these customers and partners shared their excitement about the potential economic advantages offered by industry standards, open source and Linux but were not willing to sacrifice the stability, resiliency and higher levels of performance and scalability demanded by complex and demanding applications.
My colleague, Ken Blue, HP Vice President of Mission Critical x86 Software (MCXS), Business Critical Systems (BCS), spoke on this very topic at the 2012 Red Hat Summit. During Ken’s presentation, entitled “Advancing the limits of Linux-based infrastructure - density, energy efficiency, serviceability, and reliability”, Ken shared HP’s strategy for transforming the server industry with Project Moonshot (Delivering the future of extreme low-energy servers), Project Odyssey (redefining the mission-critical experience) and Project Voyager (more intelligence, automation and integration).
Project Odyssey redefines the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap which will unify UNIX® and x86 server architectures to bring industry-leading availability, increased performance and uncompromising client choice to a single platform. For more than 25 years, HP has powered the most demanding workloads by building a robust and proven franchise of technology and service innovations for mission-critical computing. Project Odyssey will fortify Linux software with HP intellectual property for enhanced availability, performance and flexibility while continuing to enhance the established mission-critical environments including Integrity servers, HP-UX, OpenVMS and NonStop.
HP and Red Hat are working closely together as part of HP’s “Project Odyssey” by expanding the full mission experience around Red Hat Linux including RHEL, JBoss, KVM, and services on HP’s upcoming mission-critical x86 servers. Of course a complete mission-critical experience is much more than deploying fault tolerant servers and resilient software stack. The full experience starts with developing a partnership between you and your vendor that includes implementing highly available servers, operating environments, software, tools, support and services. In partnership with Red Hat, HP will provide the mission-critical services including consulting, seamless support, single point of accountability, full lifecycle commitment and the highest RAS and business urgency necessary to keep vital applications up and running. With HP’s Project Odyssey and in working closely with Red Hat, HP will be providing customers with a UNIX-like complete mission-critical experience that customers can count on for their most vital applications for their business. This is a natural destination for organizations seeking to extend Linux to their most complex workloads.
If you were unable to come see demonstrated the compelling start to HP’s journey in delivering the mission-critical experience for HP Project Odyssey at the HP booth (#2706) please joint the dialog with our online community. HP experts are available to articulate the goals of HP’s Project Odyssey and how it will transform the server industry by delivering a UNIX-like experience for your mission-critical x86 environments while continuing to innovate established mission-critical environments. The newly introduced Serviceguard for Linux High Availability software is being demonstrated on an HP ProLiant DL980.
More information on HP Project Odyssey can be found at www.hp.com/go/odyssey.