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Content starts here Many customers with older AlphaServers are trying to determine the best course of action for upgrading their IT infrastructure to meet their business requirements.

  • Extend the life cycle of your AlphaServer investment -- if you are satisfied with the functionality available on Tru64 UNIX or OpenVMS
  • Transition to Integrity server -- if you need unmatched price/performance, superior partitioning and virtualization capabilities, security, and system management capabilities

HP AlphaServer

HP AlphaServer systems with OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX® continue to offer rock-solid reliability, excellent price/performance, application availability and performance, and simplified management and flexibility, making them an excellent choice for an upgrade or IT consolidation project.

» AlphaServer Product Availability and Support Roadmaps

For OpenVMS customers, the path forward is simple. HP ported OpenVMS, its layered applications, and development tools to HP Integrity servers. OpenVMS v8.2, based on a common source code stream for AlphaServer and Integrity Server, began shipping in January 2005. ISVs strongly endorsed this port, and key applications and databases such as Oracle Rdb are now available. Because customers can smoothly integrate Integrity servers into an existing OpenVMS cluster, the main transition trigger is application software availability.

For Tru64 UNIX customers, the path to Integrity server typically requires a transition to HP-UX 11i. HP has developed excellent services and tools to help you smoothly transition and gain the business benefits of HP Integrity server sooner.

HP Integrity Server

HP Integrity servers, employ the Intel® Itanium®2 processor and are engineered with focused innovation, providing breakthrough value within and beyond the system. They deliver strong performance across multiple workloads with the ability to increase system performance through future board upgrades, spanning multiple generations of Itanium®2 microprocessors. They support multiple operating environments, including HP-UX 11i, Linux, Microsoft® Windows Server 2003, and HP OpenVMS, which can run either standalone or in electrically isolated hard partitions on the same system.

Together with our strong industry partnerships, HP can help you deploy standardized solutions and transform changing business need into competitive advantage. With HP Integrity servers at the core of your standardized infrastructure, you gain the simplicity, agility, and value your enterprise needs to keep its competitive edge.

HP-UX 11i

HP-UX 11i lays the foundation for a robust, flexible IT infrastructure, through industry-leading virtualization capabilities, intelligent management, security, and broad support of industry standards. And, with the added power and versatility of HP Integrity servers, you can capitalize on the advantages of HP-UX 11i in a multi-OS environment that delivers breakthrough value, with the agility to change and grow as your business evolves.

HP StorageWorks

HP StorageWorks helps simplify your IT environment to reduce IT and operation costs, ease the complexity of new product installation and deployment, and simplify storage management.

HP StorageWorks helps businesses put information to work with an industry-leading portfolio of network storage solutions that helps customers grow without limits, change without chaos, and simplify without compromise.

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