Significant capacity enhancements, improved virtualisation and simplified datacentre management are among the stated benefits of HP upgrading its Integrity server line and HP-UX 11i operating environment.
HP says the enhancements should also bring about faster deployment of enterprise software within a HP Virtual Server Environment (VSE) running on the HP-UX 11i operating system.
Within the datacentre environment, HP believes it has broadened its capabilities to simplify management and streamline operational efficiencies. These include distributed systems administration utilities that allow a single administrator to synchronise up to 500 instances of HP-UX 11i, enhancements to HP Systems Insight Manager that now automatically discovers applications in a VSE, and strengthened multiple operating system capabilities by the availability of additional HP OpenVMS products.
The greater server capacity is, says HP, brought about by a new chipset that can increase the Integrity server’s ability to handle complex workloads by up to 30%, while using the same number of Intel Itanium 2 processors.
HP has also announced the latest addition to the HP Integrity NonStop family, the Integrity NonStop NS14000 server. The Integrity NonStop platform provides customers that run critical business applications with what it calls unprecedented levels of availability and data integrity.