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HP announces revolutionary plan to bring 100% fault-tolerant HP NonStop platform to x86 architecture

susan_ashkenas ‎11-04-2013 03:49 PM - edited ‎09-30-2015 06:59 AM

Posted on behalf of Randy Meyer, VP & GM, HP Integrity Servers


HP announces revolutionary plan to bring 100% fault-tolerant HP NonStop platform to x86 architecture


This is an exciting day in the history of NonStop computing.  For nearly four decades HP NonStop has played a vital role in data centers that support the world’s most mission critical applications, from ATMs to POS systems processing financial transactions, from Telco service providers connecting millions of mobile subscribers to manufacturing assembly lines.  When your business can’t afford to stop and your customers won’t wait, HP NonStop is the platform of choice for continuous business.   And now we have announced plans enhance to our roadmap by extending the 100% fault-tolerant solutions customers rely on to the x86 architecture.  This means that customers will have the choice of HP NonStop on either Intel Itanium or x86 architecture – the only flexible approach to a 100% fault-tolerant infrastructure. 


Customers will continue to benefit from innovations for their established NonStop environments, based on Intel® Itanium® processors, with greater scalability, performance and security.  To that end, we have also recently announced the availability of the HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c and NB56000c-cg.  The NB56000c (and NB56000c-cg) offers up to a 50% performance capacity increase over the NB54000c (and NB54000c-cg), and provides an in-rack upgrade path for all HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem customers. 


If you’re asking why NonStop, and why now, just look around.  The megatrends you see and hear about, from cloud computing to social media, and mobility to big data, are all leading to a new style of IT, with ever-increasing demands driven by an always-on world.  Enterprises are under enormous pressure to reduce complexity, manage complex backend requirements and standardize.  Of course they need to do this while maintaining extremely secure systems, becoming more cost-effective, and responding quickly to changing business dynamics.  Never before has the demand for highly secure, continuous application availability been stronger – and that’s precisely what HP NonStop delivers.  Only HP enables you to leverage a proven solution for always-on business that delivers timeless value and longevity regardless of the underlying architecture, and leverages HP’s Converged Infrastructure to maximize data center efficiency. 


For more information:

  • View a short video on the announcement from HP’s CEO, Meg Whitman 
  • Read the HP NonStop strategic announcement brief

I look forward to discussing this with you in the future.  I’ll be at HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona – hope to see you there!

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