Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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