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HP Enhances Business Agility for Enterprise Customers with Windows-based SolutionsPALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2005
HP today announced that it has enhanced its enterprise portfolio with new Windows-based solutions to offer customers greater flexibility, scalability and better performance than that available from competing systems.
The company is offering Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 as part of its enterprise portfolio, including HP consulting, integration and support, HP BladeSystem, HP ProLiant servers and HP Integrity servers in combination with HP StorageWorks offerings.
As demonstrated by the latest benchmark results below, these solutions offer customers outstanding reliability, breakthrough performance and unmatched scalability.
HP servers running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are already helping customers such as Acosta Sales and Marketing, Chico's FAS, Inc., and First American Title Insurance Company quickly respond to opportunities and changes in their respective businesses.
"Our title and escrow database must be readily accessible to 15,000 users across 1,300 offices," said Larry Godec, senior vice president and chief information officer, First American Title Insurance Company. "HP Integrity Superdome servers running Windows and SQL Server 2005 deliver exceptional IT endurance and sustained database performance, which we believe will greatly improve our productivity and ability to respond faster to market factors."
HP has extensive experience in delivering a wide variety of technologies - from small-scale relational databases to enterprise-scale business intelligence solutions - that incorporate the full range of Microsoft technologies, including SQL Server offerings.
More information on HP and SQL Server 2005 customer solutions is available at http://www.hp.com/solutions/microsoft/sql.
Record benchmarks validate HP server performance, scalability with SQL Server 2005
HP has achieved numerous industry-leading benchmark results, including results released today of a record 64-way, three-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark on Windows® performed with the mySAPô ERP 2004 solution, that demonstrate the outstanding performance of SAP applications on HP Integrity servers.
The HP Integrity Superdome server with 64-processors running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 supported 93,000 SAP SD Benchmark users and fully processed 9,360,000 order line items per hour.(1) The record result demonstrates the superior performance and scalability of HP Integrity servers for addressing customers' most demanding database and application needs.
"The benchmark results announced today speak to HP and Microsoft's mutual commitment to deliver to customers the highest levels of Windows scalability and performance at all tiers of the data center," said Mark Hudson, vice president of marketing, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP. "Of particular note is the SAP benchmark with SQL Server 2005 running on HP Integrity Superdome because it illustrates that, together, HP and Microsoft offer flexible, standards-based solutions with the scalability and performance typical of RISC-based solutions."
Additional HP Integrity and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 benchmark milestones announced today include:
A series of record-breaking HP ProLiant benchmark results using SQL Server 2005 are also now available and demonstrate the strong performance of this powerful combination. As of Nov. 4, 2005, TPC-C benchmark results(4) on the HP ProLiant DL585 server took the No. 1 spot on SQL Server 2005 for four-processor systems; it was also the first four-processor system to surpass more than 200,000 tpmC transactions. The ProLiant 585 beat IBM's best POWER5 four-processor result at 41 percent less cost and is 46 percent faster than the best four-processor SQL Server IBM 366 xSeries, at less than half the cost.(4) Additionally, the HP ProLiant DL585 offers more than twice the performance of Dell's best four-processor result at 36 percent less cost.(4)
The HP ProLiant DL385 server running SQL Server 2005 recently took the No. 1 spot for the two-processor TPC-C benchmark,(5) marking the first time that a two-processor system has exceeded 100,000 tpmC transactions. This result out-performed Dell's best two-processor result by 40 percent.(5)
The 100 GB TPC-H benchmark on the HP ProLiant DL585 server using HP's Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives bested all other results, including IBM's best POWER5, and Sun's best SPARC results - at less than one-fourth the cost.(6)
"As a strategic industry partner, HP delivers significant benefits to our mutual customers, such as the ability to deliver highly scalable systems and expertise in data integration and management," said Paul Flessner, senior vice president, Server Applications, Microsoft Corp. "HP's server portfolio also allows customers to implement SQL Server 2005 with a broad choice of processor architectures - Opteron, Xeon or Itanium - based on the unique needs of their application workloads."
An optimal foundation for business intelligence solutions
A leader in data warehousing and business intelligence implementations,(7) HP provides consulting and integration services to build solutions that use SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft analytic tools as critical components. HP supply chain optimization for manufacturing allows customers to address challenges in the purchase and stocking of component inventory balanced with the sale of associated products during the products' life cycle.
HP also offers solutions that incorporate the new BizTalk Server 2006 to help customers efficiently and effectively link employees, customers and partners through manageable business processes that help automate interactions - leaving data center managers more time to use IT for business innovation.
Visual Studio 2005 and HP speed productivity for .NET solutions
With HP's 23,000 Microsoft-trained and 3,400 Microsoft-certified HP professionals, HP and Microsoft help customers achieve a more agile and adaptive business. Using Visual Studio 2005, which is designed to speed application development productivity, HP developers and consultants can develop customer web services and .NET solutions even more quickly.
Developers will realize the full benefit from Visual Studio 2005 in conjunction with HP's 64-bit server technology. With the enablement of the native .NET Framework 2.0 in Visual Studio 2005, enterprises can now easily deploy 32-bit and 64-bit native applications for both HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers.
A 20-year relationship continues to deliver customer value
With more than 20 years of cooperative engineering, testing, customer service and support, HP and Microsoft share the goal of delivering an exceptional total customer experience at an affordable price.
HP offers customers one-stop shopping for SQL Server with integrated and tested hardware, software, implementation services and business consulting. HP is a trusted advisor for data integration and is recognized by Microsoft as a Worldwide Prime Integrator for BizTalk Server and other Microsoft technologies, including .NET.
A Gold Certified Partner for Windows-based solutions, HP has broad capabilities to assist customers - from defining an enterprise integration strategy, through architecture design, implementation, support and ongoing management.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2005, HP revenue totaled $85.2 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) The results of the 64-processor HP Integrity Superdome server on the three-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark were certified on Nov. 7, 2005. (the SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at http://www.sap.com/benchmark/). The HP server achieved a result of 93,000 SAP SD Benchmark users and average dialog response time of 1.92 seconds. Throughput: Fully Processed Order Line items/hour: 9,360,000. Dialog steps/ hour: 28,080,000. SAPS: 468,000. Average database request time (dia/upd): 0.082 sec / 0.159 sec. CPU utilization of database server: 81%. CPU utilization of application servers: 74%; (dia: 74%, upd: 74%, msg/enq: 90%). The benchmark was performed with the mySAPô ERP 2004 solution running SAP ECC R/3® Enterprise Release 5.04.70 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows® Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The benchmark configuration included a Database server: HP Integrity Model SD64A, 64-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 256 GB main memory; 180 DLG/UPD servers: HP Integrity Model rx4640, 4-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 10 GB main memory. 1 Message/Enq. server: HP Integrity Model rx4640, 4-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 10 GB main memory. For more information on SAP Benchmarks, please visit http://www.sap.com/benchmark/.
(2) HP Integrity Superdome, 32 socket, 32 core, 32 thread, 30,956 QphH@3000GB, 76.82 USD/QphH@3000GB, available 05/05/06. For more information on TPC benchmarks, please visit http://www.tpc.org.
(3) HP Integrity rx8640, 16 socket, 16 core, 16 thread, 17,725.9 QphH@1000GB, 29.63 USD/QphH@1000GB, available 05/05/06. For more information on TPC benchmarks, please visit http://www.tpc.org.
(4) TPC-C 4-Processor results as of Nov. 4, 2005 at http://www.tpc.org
(5) TPC-C 2-Processor results as of Nov. 4, 2005 at http://www.tpc.org
(6) TPC-H 100GB results as of Nov. 4, 2005 at http://www.tpc.org
(7) Server Workloads 2005: Understanding Server Deployment (IDC, June 2005)
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