Publisher Trinity Mirror group has migrated to blade servers following the upgrade of its publishing infrastructure for three newspapers.
The company has just replaced the publishing system for the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People, which has now migrated to HP blade servers from Sun V880s.
"We were putting too big a demand on the Sun servers, which were between six and seven years old, and they could not take it anymore," said Peter Raettig, group IT operations manager.
Blade servers take up less space and enable businesses to have more servers and to support more users and applications.
The upgrade of our existing infrastructure for the publishing infrastructure was to increase performance, give better business continuity and increase resilience," added Raettig. The company requires high availability because it operates almost 24 hours a day.
The publisher is using two HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosures each containing six HP ProLiant BL480c Quad Core blade servers running Linux to improve performance. It is providing storage and business continuity with HP StorageWorks 6100 Enterprise Virtual Array.