Hewlett-Packard, fresh off its win in court over rival Oracle in the dispute about Intel’s Itanium processor platform, is expanding its line of Itanium-based NonStop servers with a new system aimed at smaller companies and emerging markets.
HP officials last week unveiled their Integrity NonStop NS2100 server, the latest in the family of fault-tolerant systems that most often are found in the data centres of large enterprises. However, the NS2100 is aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in such industries as financial services, manufacturing, health care and telecommunications that handle high-transaction workloads.
It’s great to see HP expand the opportunities and accessibility of the NonStop platform through the announcement of their NS2100 server, more choice and competition is great for the industry and end user community alike. I wonder if we will see further uptake of the NonStop platform as customers going forward as a result of this announcement.