HP introduces mission critical computing blade server

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HP has today announced what it called the industry's first high-availability, fault tolerant blade server, explaining that the advanced functionality came at a low price and with added green credentials.

HP employed a cost-effective design when developing the HP Integrity NonStop50000c BladeSystem, but claims better support for high transaction volumes and real-time response capabilities. With this in mind the firm said that it was an ideal replacement for many mainframe applications, particularly in the financial markets.

HP said that this model offered twice the performance and took up less space in the datacentre. As well as this the firm estimated a 35 percent lower total cost of ownership and up to a 50 percent decrease in cost per transaction.

“The new Integrity NonStop BladeSystem provides 24/7 business availability and scalability to our customers through the economies of a bladed form factor,” said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, Technology Solutions Group, HP. “This is yet another example of how HP enables customers to manage and transform their technology for better business outcomes.”

To support the release HP is making it easy for firms to move on to blade servers. Its NonStop Freedom programme offers firms deals, whether it is to upgrade from an older HP server, or to migrate from a mainframe architecture.

Details are available on the NonStop Freedom web site.
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