Enhanced HP Integrity Portfolio Triples Performance for

Enhanced HP Integrity Portfolio Triples Performance for
Mission-Critical Environments 
New Systems Featuring Intel Itanium Processor 9500 Series Deliver
Total Cost of Ownership Savings of More Than 30 Percent 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
strengthened its mission-critical Converged Infrastructure portfolio
with innovative and enhanced HP Integrity systems, HP-UX software and
services to triple performance,(1) boost resiliency and deliver
investment protection for critical workloads deployed into the next
Based on HP enhancements and the Intel(R) Itanium(R) processor 9500
series, transactions are processed up to three times faster than
previous generations, while using 21 percent less energy.(2) As a
result, clients can realize a 33 percent savings in total cost of
ownership (TCO).(3) 
Today's announcement delivers against HP's commitment to
industry-leading innovations for the HP Integrity platform. With
advancements in availability and reliability, HP's mission-critical
Converged Infrastructure will continue to enhance established HP
Integrity platforms supporting HP-UX, HP NonStop and OpenVMS
operating systems. Over time, these advancements will cascade to
mission-critical x86 platforms delivering a single, unified
infrastructure for UNIX(R), Windows Server and Linux environments.  
The newest solutions offer the scalability, continuous availability
and efficiency needed by clients to achieve their mission-critical
business goals and improve productivity. The new offerings include: 

--  A faster, more robust HP Superdome 2, with new blades and advancements
    to HP's flagship server that provide high availability for
    mission-critical workloads;
--  Three new HP Integrity server blades for the HP BladeSystem c-Class
    enclosure, providing unique workload flexibility with the industry's
    only electrically isolated hard-partitioning capabilities;
--  A new entry-class HP Integrity server for branch offices or expanding
    businesses that is ENERGY STAR(R) certified for reduced energy use;
--  HP-UX advancements that deliver enhanced security and management to
    speed threat detection and optimize resource utilization; and
--  New advisory workshop services, financing programs and cost assessment
    tools to assist clients in optimizing their mission-critical

"Our mission-critical clients face ever-increasing demands for uptime,
performance and security with their most critical applications," said
Ric Lewis, vice president and interim general manager, Business
Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems, HP. "Today's
announcement demonstrates HP's continued commitment to transform the
server landscape with innovations to the Integrity portfolio --
offered within a mission-critical Converged Infrastructure that will
endure into the future." 
HP fortifies IT with improved scalability, reliability and efficiency 
HP Superdome 2 now offers a boost in scalability and performance
with double the number of cores.(4) Increased reliability also is
achieved with enhancements that provide built-in intelligence that
enables proactive detection, analysis and repair of errors.  
HP's expanded portfolio also includes server blades that deliver
improved resiliency with electrically isolated hard partitions that
fully isolate workloads without compromising data integrity. The new
server blades utilize reduced power -- up to 21 percent less energy
(2) -- with new low-voltage, dual in-line memory modules (DIMMS).
They also improve efficiency with the new 9500 series processors. 
The new server blades include the HP Integrity BL860c i4, which
scales up to two sockets; the HP Integrity BL870c i4, with up to four
socket configurations; and the HP Integrity BL890c i4, with up to
eight sockets. Additionally, the ENERGY STAR certified HP Integrity
rx2800 i4 entry-level server improves energy efficiency. 
"Both lines of our business were experiencing phenomenal growth and
struggling to manage increased data traffic," said Heini Kalt,
director, ICT Infrastructure & Operations, Hotelplan Group. "We
selected HP Integrity servers to ensure high system availability
because we needed the most reliable option to support the nearly
ten-fold increase in data volumes from holiday accommodation agents,
travel agents and internet-based customers. The HP Integrity server
platform met our current needs, while providing us the flexibility
and scalability to protect our investment, making sure our data
centers are equipped for future needs." 
Secure, automate and scale operations with HP-UX updates
enhancements to HP-UX 11iv3(5) enable clients to: 

--  Improve security with a new common log file that delivers up to 10
    times faster threat detection than previous generations;(5)
--  Simplify management with HP Capacity Advisor's new analysis tool that
    identifies idle and under- or over-utilized servers to increase server
    efficiency; and
--  Double the size of HP-UX workloads supported within the same data
    center footprint with up to 256 cores per server.(6)

New service and programs align IT with business needs to lower risks  
HP also has introduced the HP Platform Advisory Workshop to assist
clients in planning future mission-critical environments or
transitioning from legacy servers to HP Integrity with
recommendations for optimization, migration and risk mitigation. Upon
completion, clients receive a customized blueprint of their
organization's ideal transition path to the newest HP Integrity
Also new is an enhanced TCO Calculator to help mission-critical
customers assess the TCO for maintaining existing infrastructure and
to help determine the cost to transition and support new HP Integrity
Flexible financing, leasing and trade-in options provided by HP
Financial Services, the company's leasing and life cycle asset
management subsidiary, enable clients to transition from legacy
infrastructure to the newest HP Integrity systems with minimal
upfront investment. 
Pricing and availability(7) 
 The first new HP Integrity systems,
including the Superdome 2 server blades, will be available worldwide
beginning next month at a starting price of $6,490 per blade.  
The HP Platform Advisory Workshop services are available worldwide
with pricing based on location and implementation. 
HP's premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP
Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany. 
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Intel and Itanium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and
other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. ENERGY STAR is a registered mark owned by the U.S.
(1) Based on HP labs testing that compared HP Integrity blade servers
with the Intel Itanium processor 9500 series versus Intel Itanium
processor 9300 series, resulting in a 3.29 times performance
improvement over the previous generation, rounded to three times the
 (2) Based on HP internal lab testing that compared HP
Integrity RX2800 i2 severs, with Intel Itanium 9300 se
ries processors
and 24 8GB DIMM memory cards versus HP Integrity RX2800 i4 servers,
with Intel Itanium 9500 series processors and 24 8GB DIMM memory
cards. The difference was 162 watts or 21.4 percent less energy
consumption for the Intel Itanium 9500 series processor-based system.
ENERGY STAR qualification based on published qualification data for
the HP Integrity RX2800 i4 server, in the category for Enterprise
Server. Testing done June 2012. 
 (3) HP Superdome 2 with CB900 i2
blades (previous generation) supported a maximum of 128 cores, versus
the HP Superdome 2 with CB900 i4 blades (newest generation) which
supports a maximum of 256 cores. 
 (4) Based on a comparison of the
HP Superdome 2 with CB900 i2blades and the newest-generation HP
Superdome 2 with CB900i4 blades.
 (5) The official update to HP-UX
11i v3 was on September 2012. 
 (6) Based on HP-UX Security Lab
testing, HP Bangalore, August 2012. Threat detection can be done up
to 10 times faster with the new common log file per multiple AAA
servers that perform authentication, authorization and accounting on
a system. 
 (7) U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary. 
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