Networking vendor HP is planning to extend its HP NonStop technology to x86 server architecture, providing the 24/7 availability.
The company also announced new HP Integrity NonStop blade servers based on the Intel Itanium processor 9500 series.
HP claims that availability of HP NonStop capabilities to an x86 architecture enables enterprises to can receive better reliability and performance while simplifying management and increasing operational efficiencies.
In addition, development work is already underway to extend the HP NonStop platform to x86. Customer adoption is anticipated to begin over the next several years and HP Technology Services will help customers protect their investment through the transition to an x86 platform.
Jean S. Bozman, research vice president, IDC, said that extension of HP NonStop to an x86 server platform shows a deep level of investment in maintaining the NonStop technology for mission-critical workloads in financial markets, telecommunications and other industries.
HP NonStop powers 100 percent of the top 10 global manufacturing companies and processes more than $122 billion of fuel transactions in the United States. In a statement, HP said HP NonStop enables customers to leverage a proven solution for always-on business that delivers up to 100 percent fault tolerance, regardless of the underlying architecture.