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Below is a list of research reports and white papers that are available for free to Team TechWise members.




Quantifying the Benefits of Consolidating Older HP-UX Environments to HP Integrity i4 Servers


HP® announced five new servers based on the Intel® Itanium® Processor 9500 series (formerly known as "Poulson"). These new i4 servers offer faster performance, reduced energy use, expanded memory support, and improved RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability). TechWise Research published an updated white paper entitled Quantifying the Benefits of Consolidating Older HP-UX Environments to HP Integrity i4 Servers that quantifies the benefits of consolidating older HP-UX environments using these new i4 servers. Three consolidation scenarios using Integrity i4 blades were analyzed: an 8:2 consolidation of HP 9000 rp4440-8 application servers, a 4:2 consolidation of clustered rx8640 database servers, and a 10:2 consolidation of BL870c web servers. The final scenario involved consolidating four Superdome 2-32s systems with Itanium 9350 i2 processors into two new Superdome 2-32s systems with Itanium 9560 i4 processors. The analyses are based on current pricing for new Integrity i4 servers with support as well as Support Plus contracts for out of warranty servers. The analyses also use customer-reported data about the operational characteristics of the servers. The three Integrity i4 blade scenarios all have a payback period of less than a year while the Superdome scenario has a payback of 1.8 years. (December 2012).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Total Cost of Upgrade for AlphaServer OpenVMS Environments


TechWise Research® published an update to a 2010 report entitled "Total Cost of Upgrading HP OpenVMS Environments to HP Integrity i2 Server Blades." Since publishing the 2010 report, HP has enhanced OpenVMS V8.4 and introduced the Integrity rx2800 i2 server. This new report updates the 2010 paper with current information. It provides a detailed Total Cost of Upgrade™ or TCU™ analysis for upgrading OpenVMS AlphaServers to Integrity i2 servers running OpenVMS V8.4. It quantifies the costs and benefits from the upgrade and provides detailed cash flow analyses for two upgrade and two consolidation scenarios. There continues to be very compelling reasons to upgrade or consolidate. In all four scenarios the payback period is less than one year. (August 2012).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Performance Benefits of OpenVMS V8.4 Running on BL8x0c i2 Server Blades


In 2010 HP introduced three new server blades and an update to OpenVMS. This paper analyzes the performance benefits offered by the new hardware and operating environment. Multiple benchmark tests results are provided and analyzed. OpenVMS System Managers can use this information as a guide to determine the performance benefits of upgrading their current systems. (March 2011)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Benefits of Consolidating Older HP-UX Environments


TechWise Research published two new papers this month for companies that run HP-UX on HP 9000 or older HP Integrity servers. Earlier this year HP introduced a new update to HP-UX 11i v3 and three new Integrity server blades based on the Intel Itanium 9300 processor. This paper focuses on consolidating multiple HP 9000 or older HP Integrity servers into fewer HP BL8xoc i2 blades running HP-UX 11i v3. The paper is entitled Quantifying the Benefits of Consolidating Older HP-UX Environments. It provides detailed quantitative analyses of costs and benefits associated with four specific consolidation scenarios. For the first time the TCU analysis also includes discounted cash flow analysis (Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return). TechWise used a combination of system pricing and operational data to quantify the costs and benefits of four specific upgrade scenarios. All four scenarios have a payback period of 1.2 years or less and an internal rate of return of 74% or higher. (November 2010).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrading older HP-UX 11i Environments to HP's New BL8x0c i2 Server Blades


TechWise Research published two new papers this month for companies that run HP-UX on HP 9000 or older HP Integrity servers. Earlier this year HP introduced a new update to HP-UX 11i v3 and three new Integrity server blades based on the Intel Itanium 9300 processor. This first paper focuses on upgrading single servers to one of these new HP blades running HP-UX 11i v3. The paper is entitled Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrading older HP-UX 11i Environments to HP's New BL8x0c i2 Server Blades. It provides detailed quantitative analyses of costs and benefits associated with the upgrade. For the first time the TCU analysis also includes discounted cash flow analysis (Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return). TechWise used a combination of system pricing and operational data to quantify the costs and benefits of four specific upgrade scenarios. All four scenarios have a payback period of 1.1 years or less and an internal rate of return of 78% or higher. (November 2010).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrading OpenVMS Environments to OpenVMS 8.4 running on HP Integrity i2 Server Blades


TechWise Research just published a report entitled: Total Cost of Upgrading HP OpenVMS Environments to HP Integrity i2 Server Blades. This paper provides detailed quantitative analyses of costs and benefits associated with upgrading out-of-warranty HP AlphaServer and HP Integrity servers running OpenVMS to OpenVMS V8.4 on new Integrity i2 server blades. Previous TechWise papers documented the reliability and low total cost of ownership of OpenVMS environments. In 2010 HP introduced a new version of OpenVMS and three new Integrity server blades based on the Intel Itanium 9300 processor. TechWise used a combination of system pricing and operational data to quantify the costs and benefits from upgrading to OpenVMS 8.4 and these new server blades. The paper includes detailed cash flow analyses for three upgrade and two consolidation scenarios. The payback period for all five scenarios is one year or less. (September 2010).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


New Paper Helps Companies Avoid Server Downtime


TechWise Research's latest report is entitled: VAX and Alpha in 2010: Real Challenges, Solid Solutions. This paper provides a detailed description and benefit analysis of hidden vulnerabilities and new proactive maintenance options for HP VAX and Alpha systems. For a variety of business and technical reasons, over 200,000 of these heritage servers are still in production around the world. Many of these systems are used for business critical applications where the cost per hour of downtime is measured in tens of thousands of dollars. TechWise describes small investments companies can take to substantially reduce the risk of downtime and extend the useful life of these systems. For most companies, these investments are "no brainers" when compared to the risk of doing nothing (March 2010).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


New Study Investigates Server Upgrades in PLM Market


TechWise Research recently published a report entitled: Total Cost of Upgrade Study for the Product Lifecycle Management Application Market: Sun SPARC Servers to HP ProLiant Servers. Many companies that run PLM applications do so on multiple Sun SPARC systems. This report includes detailed analyses of the costs and benefits associated with upgrading these Sun SPARC environments to HP ProLiant servers. The three scenarios analyzed all paid for themselves in less than one year (November 2009).

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Presentation of HP-UX 11i v3 Upgrade Report


Presentation of the results of a study where 130 companies were surveyed for operational data for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers running HP-UX 11i. Summary: HP Integrity servers are more reliable than HP 9000; upgrading to HP-UX 11i v3 on Integrity has many benefits. (May 2009)

To see the first slide of this presentation, or to receive a free copy of the presentation via email, First Slide.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrade (TCU) for HP-UX Environments to HP-UX 11i v3


130 companies were surveyed for operational data for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers running HP-UX 11i. Summary: HP Integrity servers are more reliable than HP 9000; upgrading to HP-UX 11i v3 on Integrity has many benefits. (February 2009)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


The Benefits of Using HP Integrity Servers to Consolidate HP 9000 Servers


Analyses of potential savings from consolidating HP 9000 servers with HP-UX to Integrity servers with HP-UX 11i v3. Companies attribute savings to HP-UX 11i v3 features, technologies, and the power of new Integrity servers. (August 2007)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrading HP-UX Environments from HP 9000 servers to HP Integrity servers


Detailed analysis of replacing a single HP 9000 server running HP-UX with one Integrity server. Summary: the majority of the 232 companies surveyed view Integrity servers to be as good, or better, than HP 9000 servers. (July 2007)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Ownership for Entry-Level and Mid-Range Server Clusters


Comparison of HP Integrity (OpenVMS), IBM (AIX), and Sun (Solaris) server clusters using survey data from companies with these systems in production. Summary: OpenVMS Integrity offers significantly lower TCO in most situations. (June 2007)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Upgrading HP OpenVMS AlphaServer systems to OpenVMS on HP Integrity servers


Detailed Total Cost of Upgrade (TCU) analyses for upgrading OpenVMS AlphaServer systems to OpenVMS Integrity servers. Summary: in many situations the upgrade pays for itself in less than one year. (May 2007)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Update on Best Practices in San Diego Education


A follow-up study of 79 previously identified Best Practice programs in San Diego public education. TechWise determined the current status and effectiveness of the programs and identified which ones could be easily replicated (January 2005).

To see the first page of this report, Page 1.

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Are some RISC-Based Clusters More Secure Than Others?


A detailed comparison of potential vulnerabilities and security-related cluster crashes for HP OpenVMS, IBM AIX, and Sun Solaris Server Clusters. (June 2004)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Are Some RISC-Based Clusters Easier to Manage Than Others?


A detailed comparison of the resources required to manage HP OpenVMS and IBM AIX server clusters. (May 2004)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Total Cost of Ownership for Entry-Level and Mid-Range Clusters


This whitepaper provides a detailed analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of three different RISC-based server clusters: HP OpenVMS, IBM AIX, and Sun Solaris. (February 2004)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Total Cost of Ownership for Enterprise Class Clusters (Update)


This paper includes a robust total cost of ownership analysis of high-end RISC-based clusters from Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. It is an update to a paper published by TechWise in June 2000. (January 2002)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


OpenVMS VAX to OpenVMS AlphaServer Upgrades


This whitepaper provides a detailed analysis of the benefits realized and satisfaction achieved by upgrading VAX systems to AlphaServer systems running OpenVMS. (Updated September 2000)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Total Cost of Ownership for Enterprise Class Clusters


This paper includes a robust total cost of ownership analysis of high-end RISC-based clusters from Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. (June 2000)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


Quantifying the Value of Availability


This paper includes a robust total cost of ownership analysis of high-end RISC-based clusters from four manufacturers: Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. (June 2000)

To see the first page of this report, or to receive a free copy of this report via email, Executive Summary.


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