HP unveils new solutions including Superdome 2

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 10:26 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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HP unveils new solutions including Superdome 2
Bangalore: In an attempt to simplify mission critical computing for the most demanding applications workloads, HP upgraded its flagship high-end server Integrity Superdome for the first time in about 10 years. The new blade-based Superdome 2 was part of an announcement of a broader series of products in the company's Integrity portfolio. "This is one of the biggest launch by HP in the last 10 years," said Barun Lala, Director - Business Critical Servers at HP India Sales.

Besides Superdome 2, the new Integrity portfolio includes new two-socket server blades, which can be combined into a system with up to eight sockets. Other new products include the new Integrity rx2800 i2 rack-mount server and an upgraded HP-UX 11i v3 operating system. The new additions are all based on Intel's quad-core Itanium 9300 series processors. The company also launched AllianceONE, a partner program that optimizes solutions across servers, storage, networking and professional services that support a mission-critical Converged Infrastructure.

Built on the new HP Blade Scale Architecture, which spans servers, storage and networking, the Integrity solutions deliver mission-critical Converged Infrastructure. The architecture allows clients to deploy, automate and manage a complete range of applications side by side, within the same enclosure, and using the same components, tools and processes.

HP is looking at India as a major market for its new products. "With the market revenue for non X-86 servers expected to touch $478 million by 2014, we want focus on this market," said Som Satsangi, Director, Enterprise Storage Servers and Networking, HP India. HP hopes that the demand for its new products will be driven mainly by large enterprises from the financial services, healthcare, public sector and manufacturing segments.

The Superdome 2 comes with the new CrossBar Fabric that HP says will improve resiliency by routing data intelligently between the servers and system I/O with redundancy. The fabric also lets customers scale CPUs and memory independent of I/O for applications that need it, according to HP. While Superdome 2 might not ship for six months or more, the three new Integrity blades are currently available in the market.

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