HP Delivers Most Powerful HP Integrity Systems to Date
The introduction of HP Integrity servers based on the dual-core Intel Itanium2 processor (aka
“Montecito”) caps a year of innovation, enhancements and momentum for HP Integrity servers.
With more than twice the performance of the previous generation of HP Integrity servers(1) and less
than half the price-to-performance ratio of competitive offerings,(2) these new servers reinforce HP's
long-held, IDC-reported position as the No. 1 high-end UNIX system vendor.(3)
Additionally, HP has extended the multi-operating system capabilities of the HP Virtual Server
Environment for Integrity servers to help customers grow and shrink virtual servers in response to
changing business needs. Customers such as Bovespa, Brazil's stock exchange, and Lucent
Technologies are among those that have chosen the Integrity line for simplified management, secured
availability and flexible capacity.
The new HP Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 servers offer mainframe-caliber high availability at entry-level
server prices. Available with HP-UX 11i, Microsoft Windows®, Linux or OpenVMS operating
environments, the servers provide the most flexibility and capacity in their class.
The HP Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 servers also now include the HP zx2 chipset, which delivers up to
two times the energy efficiency of previous generations and slashes power and cooling costs by up to
50 percent. In addition, the Integrity line has doubled its capacity with the new dual-core Intel®
Itanium® 2 "Montecito" processor.
"This new server lineup is a key example of HP's Adaptive Infrastructure offerings, which help
customers stay ahead of changing business and IT demands and enable them to build cost-effective,
next-generation data centers," said Rich Marcello, senior vice president and general manager,
Business Critical Servers, HP.
Multi-operating system capabilities offer a flexible IT environment
Leading the software industry in embracing the Integrity line is Microsoft, which is committed to
Integrity as a key component of its business strategy of RISC replacement with the Windows platform.
"We are pleased to participate in the launch of HP's next-generation Integrity servers," said Bob
Muglia, senior vice president, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft. "Today, customers are using HP
Integrity servers, the Windows platform and SQL Server 2005 for the highest-end mission-critical
business applications, providing solutions never before available on the Windows platform. Microsoft
will continue our investment in the Itanium platform and the HP Integrity server line along with
Windows Server 'Longhorn,' which will optimize for workloads focused on mission-critical high-end
Later this year, HP plans to add support for Windows to HP Integrity Virtual Machines and allow
multiple operating system instances to share a single processor. At that time, HP plans to extend
support for HP Integrity Essentials Capacity Advisor and Virtualization Manager to Windows and Linux.
In addition to current support for HP-UX 11i, this extends the industry's first integrated software family
for planning, managing and automating virtual servers.
Many other independent software vendors also have embraced the Integrity platform, which now offers
customers more than 9,000 applications across industries such as financial services, manufacturing,
communications, media and entertainment, and the public sector.
Integrity servers running the HP Virtual Server Environment and a choice of operating systems enable
customers to dynamically optimize IT investments across business intelligence, enterprise resource
planning, J2EE application services, transactional database, and high-performance technical
Recently announced HP Information Technology Service Management Assessment and Improvement
Services process enhancements further increase uptime and productivity. The HP Data Center
Portfolio of Services also increases data center efficiencies for space and power usage. These
services help drive down the cost of computing.
"We have been pleased with the performance and support we have received from HP for its Integrity
servers and look forward to similar results with this newest offering," said John Nichols, product
manager, Lucent Technologies. "Lucent is committed to working closely with suppliers like HP to
ensure we are delivering our customers the highest performance, most cost-effective solutions on the
"The platform change is already beginning to have a positive impact on Bovespa. As we migrate our
mainframe system to the HP, Intel and Microsoft platform, we have noticed higher performance
stability and fewer problems," said Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira Simões, chief information officer,
Bovespa. "In terms of transaction volume, if you compare us with large banks, Bovespa is small, but
the criticality of its services is very high, which proves that our new platform is already mature enough
to support mission-critical applications."
The Integrity offerings include HP's latest OpenVMS v8.3 operating system, currently delivering
additional security, disaster tolerance and scalable performance for more than 600 applications, with
additional ones added on an ongoing basis.
HP Integrity servers running Montecito processors and the HP-UX 11i v2 operating environment and
Windows recently set world records in industry-standard benchmarks, including:
Leadership performance for J2EE with HP-UX 11i JVM versus IBM Power 5+ and Sun
UltraSPARC for single-node and multi-node Java workloads;(4)
Leadership performance for JVM with HP-UX 11i HotSpot VM versus IBM Power 5+ and Sun
UltraSPARC for Java business workloads;(4)
Leadership online transaction processing performance for HP-UX 11i and Windows;(5)
Leadership business intelligence performance for HP-UX 11i and Windows.(6)
More information about HP Integrity systems is available at
http://www.hp.com/go/integrityserversolutions. Details regarding independent software vendor support
of these systems are available at http://www.hp.com/go/integritypartners.