HP and NEC have recently announced that they plan to expand their collaborative efforts targeted at engineering future x86 mission-critical blade servers. NEC, a Japanese-based IT firm, has previously partnered with HP to develop enterprise-class IT systems like HP-UX (with HP’s Unix-based OS), HP Integrity, and NEC NX7700i servers.
The current partnership between HP and NEC is focused on creating next-generation server platforms that deliver increased uptime to users whose demands have become more aggressive. These new demands stem from the evolution and rise of industry trends such as big data, the cloud, and mobile technologies.
And if the project doesn’t have a lofty enough vision in itself, the given name of the future x86 infrastructure adds further wings to the project – DragonHawk. The future HP DragonHawk x86 infrastructure is designed to be highly scalable and builds off of pre-existing HP Superdome 2 and blade server technology.
In addition to their goal of advancing the performance and reliability of their enterprise x86 systems, HP and NEC are partnering in the research, development and testing of mission-critical, enterprise-class solutions designed for use in both Linux and Windows-based environments.