HP Brings NonStop Computing to Mid-market Customers in the Middle East
HP Middle East today unveiled an entry-level NonStop server system that delivers world-class business continuity and availability to a new segment of enterprise customers.
The HP Integrity NonStop NS1000 Server is designed for smaller companies in the healthcare, financial services and telecommunications industries, which increasingly face the same business requirements as their larger competitors: 24 x 7 availability and real-time access to critical business applications. Small and medium-size companies in these industries can cost-effectively meet these needs with the NS1000.
For example, in the financial services industry, the NS1000 can serve as the backbone of ATM and point-of-sale transactions, providing the entire stack of hardware, operating system, software and database in a single solution.
“There is a large segment of smaller enterprise customers that tends to be priced out of market for high-end, fault-tolerant servers,” said Stephen L. Josselyn, research director, IDC. “For those customers, the NS1000 server offers significant value and additional choice for application availability and fault tolerance.”
Customers in growing markets such as the Middle East can benefit from the superior service levels and high availability that HP Integrity NonStop technology provides. In contrast to more mature markets, Governments and corporations in the region have the opportunity to build data centers from scratch that will meet business needs for the next 20 to 30 years. The NS1000 is a key building block for these types of infrastructures.
The NS1000 server also supports the high-availability needs of larger companies with distributed installations, such as hospitals with satellite facilities or financial institutions with branch offices.
“No competitive offering on the market today comes close to delivering ‘five nines’ availability – 99.999% uptime over the course of a year – at this price,” said Martyn Molnar, Enterprise Storage & Servers Business Manager, HP Middle East. “For customers seeking an affordable, continuously available environment right out of the box, the search ends with the HP Integrity NonStop NS1000 Server.”
The NS1000 server is based on the new NonStop Value Architecture, which pairs industry-standard hardware components with the fundamental benefits of the NonStop software suite: software fault tolerance/fault isolation, dynamic workload balancing, linear scalability, application virtualization and cluster programming transparency.
Powered by Intel® Itanium® 2 processors, supported configurations include: two to eight processors, four and eight gigabytes of memory, 1.3 GHz/3 megabyte cache and the ability to connect up to 32 terabytes of disk storage per system using internal disks. Customers also will be able to take advantage of future iterations of the Itanium processor, further ensuring investment protection and low total cost of ownership.
The HP Integrity NonStop NS1000 Server is now available in the Middle East region. More information on the entire line of HP Integrity NonStop servers, including the NS1000, is available at www.hp.com/go/integritynonstop.
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 April 30, 2006, HP revenue totaled $88.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
About HP Middle East
HP is the largest technology and solutions provider in the Middle East with 670 employees and subsidiaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Cairo, Ramallah and Oman servicing the GCC, Egypt and the Levant. HP has been present in the Middle East since 1968 and opened its first regional office in 1994. HP Middle East is the market leader for enterprise, small and medium business and consumer technology products and offers a large portfolio of solutions and services in various business domains.
More information about HP in the Middle East is available at www.hp.com/me
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