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HP, Itanium and virtualization

Quoting from NetworkWorld

While much of the server virtualization talk these days centers around x86 platforms, HP this week announced some enhancements to its partitioning technology for Itanium-based Integrity servers. Specifically, HP released a pre-configured package that includes virtualization technology designed for Oracle RAC deployments.

The Virtual Server Environment Reference Architecture for Oracle RAC provides the tools customers need to ensure that databases get the computing power they need even as application demands fluctuate.

“What VSE will do is not just add CPUs on a single server, but when the database needs even more computing power it will create another instance of the database on another server and link them together,” says Nick van der Zweep, director of virtualization and Integrity server software at HP.

HP also further integrated its high availability ServiceGuard software into the Integrity systems creating a more reliable environment where virtual machines are automatically moved if failures occur.

Both updates are available for HP-UX11i, though support for Windows and Linux is coming, van der Zweep says. The updates announced this week are free for existing HP-UX customers.


The original article can be found here.

 

Published Friday, June 30, 2006 6:55 AM by David Marshall
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