HP Integrity NS2100, HP Server for medium-sized enterprises
HP has introduced a new server-oriented medium-sized enterprises (although its target in United States are SMEs, these companies in this region are larger in the case of the Spanish). It’s the model HP Integrity NS2100, a server installed in the form of rack featuring Intel Itanium processors. The company has achieved recently an important legal victory against Oracle, who would be forced to maintain support for all their products in HP server platform. At first, this new single server available on United States, although it is possible that HP will bring it to other markets in the coming months.
The new HP Integrity NS2100 features support for the Intel Itanium 9300 series processors. In particular, this equipment for medium-sized enterprises is capable of integrating up to four chips in the Itanium 9300 family of dual-core, offering a yield of almost double from the previous generation. We can have up to 128 GB of RAM and up 200 hard drives. Specifications that involve great versatility and scalability when it comes to running the company’s processes.
The server rack is specifically designed for companies that need high performance and an index of very strong robustness that assures that no outages occur in the use of the system, so it is intended for mission critical applications within the enterprise infrastructure. By the data capacity that is capable of managing, the HP Integrity NS2100 is designed for fields such as financial services, in the health sector and telecommunications.
HP is the largest manufacturer of server platform Itanium, a platform that de facto survives thanks to the support of the American company, which has decided to keep the development of servers with these chips while other manufacturers have chosen to focus on other platforms from Intel. The new HP Integrity NS2100 available from 57,000 euros, a figure that may considerably grow if companies are betting on more advanced configurations.
The announcement of this new server with the Intel Itanium platform comes shortly after HP achieved an important victory in court against Oracle, the database giant. The legal dispute began after the announcement of Oracle that I was going to abandon the development of its products for servers with Itanium processors.HP considered that his partner was in breach of an agreement that had been reached the two companies to maintain the backward compatibility in all its products. After many months of trial, the first statement in the firm now for HP. According to the same, Oracle is obliged to maintain the development of all product families that were compatible with the HP platform at the time of the agreement of collaboration, as well as all updates of these solutions that occur.