HP Bringing Integrity Servers to x86 Systems

Hewlett Packard has laid down a new road map under which it plans to integrate the Itanium based Integrity servers with x86 architecture.

The company said that the plans under ‘Project Odyssey' will allow it to offer mission critical architecture to customers in a unified environment.

Under the plans, the company is looking to optimise its Intel Xeon-based blades for its Superdome 2 system platform. HP also said that some of the features of the Integrity servers will be offered in C-class Bladesystem for customers wanting to move their mission critical workloads to Windows or Linux reports The Inquirer.

"Customers have embraced our mission-critical infrastructure with systems like Superdome 2, and the scalable [Itanium] blades running HP-UX, and we'll continue to develop those platforms along with technologies like Nonstop and OpenVMS," said Lorraine Bartlett, vice president, marketing and strategy, Business Critical Systems, HP.

"But while there's continued demand for mission-critical capability on Unix platforms, there's a continued message from customers about needing to get more efficient with IT budgets, and continued pressure to do more with less," she said.

The company also made it clear that it has no plans to set the sun on the Itanium line of processors, claiming that the new roadmap will have no effect on its plans for Itanium.