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





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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 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.


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.


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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