HP bullish over nonstop server market in India

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Mumbai, Sep 24 (UNI) Hewlett-Packard India is bullish over the growing demand for NonStop Servers, whose latest version on Blade was released recently.

Besides Telecom and Financial Institutions which had been increasing their usage of NonStop Servers, new clients in the form of governments, especially Defence and other security agencies, healthcare and retail, the key growth sectors of the country have turned to NonStop Servers, which are used in mission critical applications. Travel is also an important segment, that could easily wallop these systems.

Mr Santanu Ghose, Country Manager for Business Critical sysems and NonStop Servers of HP India, told UNI here that there was a resurgence of NonStop Servers in India, which had been one of the early users of the technology. The Company has been having atleast two new customers every year, he said adding that nearly 70 per cent of the business came to the Company through installed establishments.

Hewlett-Packard's NonStop Servers have been widely adopted and supported by the India NonStop (Tandem) User Group (InNUG). InNUG is the Indian chapter of the International Tandem User Group (ITUG), which focuses on developing the network between user organisations and is one of the most prominent and vibrant technology user communities in the country.

Mr Ghose said InNUG is an excellent meeting forum for the NonStop user base and provides all the relevant information and resources for its members to leverage HP's NonStop Systems for best business results. This forum helps bring to light the best application software and architecture available from the exhaustive list of alliance partners and developers.

NonStop servers are a strategic part of HP's business critical server division. These servers offer the highest levels of availability, scalability, fault tolerance and data integrity in their class, delivering the best customer experience at the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) for large volume transaction processing.

Some of the key NonStop customers for HP in India included Bombay Stock Exchange, State Bank of India, Union Bank, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Reliance Infocomm and Canara Bank.

The NonStop server portfolio has been further enhanced this year with the introduction of NonStop blade servers (Itanium based) and has been immediately accepted by customers from various segments like Telecommunications, Financial services and Government. These segments face the same business requirements of 24 x 7 availability and real-time access to critical business applications, a need which is well addressed by HP NonStop Systems. With the introduction of the NonStop blade servers, HP is now providing customers a significantly increased performance level at a much lower footprint.

Mr Ghose said that the company was working on the future of NonStop Servers using quadcore that could enable clients to have shared infrastructure in a blade system.


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