Targeting the mission-critical computing market, HP Serviceguard A.11.19 features online reconfiguration, integrated workload balancing and predictable performance as a system scales, assuring customers that the system will be available whenever they need it.
The latest version of HP-UX 11i has been optimized for blade systems, the industry’s fastest growing server infrastructure.(1) This adds the automation and management benefits of HP-UX 11i to the cost reduction, management and performance features of HP BladeSystem infrastructure.
For the last three years, HP has been the highest-ranking systems vendor in the Availability and Clustering Software (ACS) market, based on IDC’s annual report on ACS revenue.(2) HP Serviceguard high-availability software for HP-UX 11i Unix systems contributed strongly to HP’s ranking in the market, including sales of HP Serviceguard software licenses and support.
“We have significantly improved the performance of our data center while reducing costs by consolidating four standalone servers with a mixed operating environment to just two HP blades with a single operating environment,” said Jim Gross, director of IT Operations at AAR Corporation, a product and service provider to the aerospace and defense industries. “Standardizing on HP-UX 11i v3 across our environment has made system administration simple and cost-effective, while HP Integrity blades provide the form factor needed to consolidate.”
Continuous service-level availability
The HP Serviceguard Solutions portfolio, part of the HP Virtual Server Environment suite of software, is tightly integrated with HP-UX and Linux to protect mission-critical applications from downtime caused by maintenance, human error or infrastructure failures.
Additional updates to the HP Serviceguard Solutions portfolio offer the following benefits:
“Twenty-five years of UNIX leadership, coupled with the longest publicly available UNIX roadmap in the industry, ensures that HP-UX is the operating environment of choice for customers,” said Brian Cox, director, Software Planning and Marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. “This new version of HP-UX will enable customers to better handle orders for new business and reduce the costs of their technology infrastructures.”
More information about HP Serviceguard is available at www.hp.com/go/serviceguardnow.
Automation and management to improve uptime
The HP-UX 11i v3 Update 4 operating system offers new benefits through automation and simplified management, including:
In addition, the combination of HP-UX 11i and HP Integrity servers with Intel® Itanium® processors delivers the reliability, availability and scalability required by customers with mission-critical workloads.
“HP’s investment in UNIX-level data and application redundancy, online
mobility and system failover with HP-UX 11i v3, combined with Intel’s
investment in processor-level RAS features, make HP Integrity servers
running HP-UX 11i extremely flexible and reliable for mission-critical
workloads,” said Rory McInerney, vice president, Digital Enterprise
Group, and director, Enterprise Microprocessor Group, Intel. “Our joint
work pays real dividends for our customers.”