HPE Integrity Review

Replacing PA-RISC with the IA CPU has helped the HPUX perform better. There is still a bias, however, of Oracle towards HP Integrity servers, an issue that should be addressed.


Valuable Features

  • Availability
  • Performance

Improvements to My Organization

HP used the IA CPU and replaced the PA-RISC. The IA has helped the HPUX perform better and covered all the bits those were exposed with PA-RISC.

Room for Improvement

Since Intel featured this product as a mainframe class, it should perform closer to a mainframe. Secondly, there should be some initiative regarding bias of Oracle towards HP integrity servers.

Use of Solution

I've used it for about eight years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Integrity servers are serving customer very well, but usage has reduced since HP iIntegrity is no longer a favorable platform to run Oracle, as conceived by Telco level customers.

Previous Solutions

I have been using SUN S6900, HP Proliant and IBM X series servers for SMB and tier 1 and 2 in large corporates. Integrity solutions are vendor specific so support is very specific as well.

Initial Setup

It is straightforward.

ROI

Except running Oracle on Integrity servers, its ROI is well justified in customer environments. EOSL’s are very justified.

Other Advice

The true benefit of this hardware platform comes with HPUX implementations.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an HP partner.
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