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A New Era Dawns for HP Integrity NonStop Users as x86 Support Replaces Ailing Itanium

Published: 29 June 2015

ID: G00270530

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler

Summary

The Intel x86 transition means that HP's NonStop customers must prepare for the inevitable, yet gradual, conclusion for Intel Itanium. This requires new trust in the viability of x86-based architecture for mission-critical applications, and the potential for ever greater infrastructure integration.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The availability of an x86 version of HP's Integrity NonStop forces existing NonStop customers to begin planning for the migration of mission-critical applications to the new architecture or face increasing support risk as Itanium approaches end of life
  • A more open architecture will enable the use of more commoditized hardware, enabling customers to achieve easier integration with existing hardware infrastructure
  • An x86 version will support standardized infrastructure, enabling customers to achieve easier software integration of the NonStop stack and better coexistence with the broader software ecosystem

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