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HP debuts blade server for 24/7 computing

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HP has introduced the industry’s first high-availability, fault-tolerant blade server, delivering the lowest total cost of ownership of any server in its class.

The new HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem supports high transaction volumes and provides real-time response capabilities in a cost-effective design.
By combining the high-availability features of HP Integrity NonStop with the cost, change and energy efficiencies of HP BladeSystem, the Integrity NonStop BladeSystem is an ideal replacement platform for mainframe applications in industries such as finance, public sector and telecommunications.
Using the same amount of power as existing NonStop server offerings, the NB50000c delivers twice the performance and occupies half the data center space. Additionally, the NonStop BladeSystem offers 35 percent lower total cost of ownership than competing offerings and up to a 50% decrease in cost per transaction.
The server was introduced at the HP Technology Forum & Expo, HP’s technical training event that brings together top customers, partners, developers and engineers.
With this addition to its server blade portfolio, HP is the first company in the industry to offer a full array of blade solutions for businesses ranging from midsize to those requiring 24/7 availability.
“The new Integrity NonStop BladeSystem provides 24/7 business availability and scalability to our customers through the economies of a bladed form factor,” says Ann Livermore, executive vice-president: Technology Solutions Group at HP. “This is yet another example of how HP enables customers to manage and transform their technology for better business outcomes.”
The world’s leading stock exchanges, emergency services and telecommunications companies rely on Integrity NonStop to support high volumes of mission-critical transaction processing. The Integrity NonStop BladeSystem offers a new way to transition customers’ most-demanding applications onto a highly efficient, modular form factor.
The NonStop operating environment offered on a standards-based blade design ensures the highest levels of reliability. Its fault-containment design protects data while error-recovery features eliminate downtime.
Key features and customer benefits of the new HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem include:
* Double the processing power in half the physical footprint through multi-core technology and HP BladeSystem;
* Reduced administrative costs with enhanced system management tools such as HP Integrity Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2), HP Systems Insight Manager and the Onboard Administrator for HP BladeSystem; and
* Patented 24/7 fault-tolerant software built on standard components for reduced cost of ownership.
HP has announced a new “NonStop FREEdom” incentive program that provides an HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem at no charge and a full year of NonStop platform software to customers who choose to migrate from costly mainframe architectures.