HP-UX servers are the proverbial workhorses of the entire HPE server line. They are the backbone of an enterprise – protecting the vital flow of data, storage and compute that is the lifeforce of the organization.
When these mission-critical machines approach an End of Support (EOS) or End-of-Life (EOL) event, it can cause major consternation and concern. “What are our options?” “How much time can we buy?” “Can we even afford to think about a system migration of that magnitude at this time?”
It may be comforting to know that you are not alone. There are over 30,000 HPE 9000 and HPE Integrity i2 and i4 servers that are currently outside of their support window and/or approaching EOL. Luckily, HPE has mapped out a range of options to accommodate the soon-approaching End of Life for HP-UXi2 and HP-UXi4 servers. Here’s a brief overview:
Upgrade to HP-UX Integrity i6 servers and enjoy full standard support across your entire fleet until 2025.
This is the ultimate “buying time” option, allowing you to extend your support window for an additional five years (to December 2025). Upgrading from i2 to i6 has never been easier. With Integrity Virtual machines — or VPARs — you can live migrate from i2 to i6 with no downtime. Other advantages? You’ll enjoy massive performance boosts from the built-in Intel Itanium 9700 series processor (up to 2.66 GHz). Couple it with an Intel NVMe workload accelerator to experience a 140% increase in performance (and a 55% lower cost of ownership for DSS database applications). Or better yet, switch to i6 servers with HPE 3Par all flash array for a 200%+ performance gain.
Upgrade to HPE SuperDome Flex
If you’re ready to modernize your applications and infrastructure and unlock the value of their data with AI/ML initiatives, it may be time to consider a full upgrade to HPE SuperDome Flex. HPE Superdome Flex delivers an unmatched combination of flexibility, performance and reliability for critical environments of any size. A major milestone in the Memory-Driven Computing innovation road map, this platform will help you stay ahead of your competitors as you accelerate analytics and create real-time business insights. Optimized for traditional and in-memory databases such as SAP HANA, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, HPE SuperDome Flex, it is powerful enough to cope with data growth at an exponential—yet unpredictable—pace and flexible enough to meet the scale and performance demands of the business.
Not Doing Anything? Not an Option
Doing nothing is a dangerous proposition, especially when dealing with workloads that are the heart and soul of your organization. Operating without a support safety net could translate into disastrous consequences. Luckily, HPE is here to help guide you on the journey to your future infrastructure without having to lose your organization’s investment in HP-UX.
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