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HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

James Niccolai | May 2, 2014
Hewlett-Packard is eyeing 2015 for the release of its first Nonstop systems based on x86 server hardware, a company official said this week.

"I can now migrate those workloads from i2 to i4 and there will be no downtime," Kyle said.

It's taken advantage of the Poulson upgrade to make other improvements too, like doubling the size of virtual machines that can run on the OS.

The updates follow comparable moves in the past week from IBM and Oracle. All three companies are evolving their Unix platforms to slow the flow of customers onto cheaper but increasingly capable industry-standard x86 hardware.

 

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