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Primeur weekly 2012-12-10

The Cloud

Bull awarded for best Private Cloud project ...

Bull launches a new private Cloud data protection service ...

Bull extends its Le cloud by Bull offering, to help organisations reap the full benefit of the Cloud ...

Drag-and-Drop DNA: Novel technique aiding development of new cancer drugs ...

Galaxy on Cloud ...

IBM expands the power of social business with new Cloud and mobile advances ...

Oracle unveils Cloud and consolidation capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Proposals for Open PhD Competition in Extreme Citizen Science ...

Crucial step in AIDS virus maturation simulated for first time ...

EuroFlash

SMB Engys buys hosted server cluster ...

HP harnesses the power of Big Data with new information optimization solutions ...

HP extends Converged Cloud Portfolio for hybrid delivery environments ...

HP redefines storage simplicity with single architecture for enterprises of all sizes ...

Sogeti consolidates client delivery centre infrastructure seeking business growth with IBM PureSystems ...

University of Manchester is celebrating supercomputing 50 years on ...

projectiondesign F32 projectors visualize the future for Petrobras Research Centres ...

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits ...

USFlash

BP to build U.S. facility to house largest commercial research supercomputer in the world ...

Eurocom ships world's first 8-Core Intel Xeon E5-2690 based 12lbs supercomputer laptop ...

HP acknowledges global mission-critical computing innovators ...

Nextra Teleservices calls for IBM PureSystems over HP to deliver new high-speed broadband services in India ...

University of Kentucky takes academic supercomputing to next level ...

NCAR Officials to address supercomputer allocation use in 2013 ...

Interactive One connects with Oracle Database Appliance to meet high-traffic demands ...

Raritan announces first industry standard 802.11 Wi-Fi solution for intelligent power and environment ...

Grant creates science demilitarized zone at San Diego State University ...

HP acknowledges global mission-critical computing innovators

4 Dec 2012 Palo Alto - HP has announced the winners of the 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing organisations that utilize HP and Intel technologies to execute leading-edge mission-critical solutions to address their data-intensive, large-scale applications.

Tata Consulting Services, FIS-ASP, Gravic, Instituto G. Caporale and Kenya Women Finance Trust Deposit Taking Microfinance were honoured for addressing mission-critical computing challenges while attaining new levels of availability, scalability and reliability for complex workloads.

"As mission-critical clients face increased workload demands, they need technologies that seamlessly deliver greater performance and agility", stated Lorraine Bartlett, vice president, Worldwide Marketing and Strategy, Business Critical Systems, HP. "These industry-leading firms have successfully deployed solutions with combined technologies from HP and Intel to support massive workloads that enable these organizations to thrive."

An independent panel of judges from leading non-profit and professional organisations, as well as research institutions including CERN openlab, Enderle Group, Pyalla Technologies and Secure64 Software reviewed the submissions. Criteria considered by the judges included difficulty of the IT challenge, originality of the solution and results achieved.

"These nominations exemplify the level of success that organisations are achieving with HP solutions on both Intel Xeon processor and Itanium processor systems", stated Lisa Graf, vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Connected Systems Group Marketing, Intel. "The winners demonstrate what is possible when organisations are determined to drive their mission-critical computing forward with Intel-based HP Solutions."

Enterprises and governments submitted entries in the categories of Mission-Critical Data, Data Center Modernization, Best New Application and Humanitarian/Environmental Impact. This year's winners include:

  • Mission-Critical Data: Tata Consulting Services (TCS), India-based provider of IT services, business solutions and outsourcing, improved collaboration among their 240,000 global employees by enhancing scalability, performance and stability for new social networking platforms using HP Integrity servers running Intel Itanium 9300-series processors and HP-UX. TCS also used HP ProLiant BL460c servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and virtualized with VMware for additional support of database applications. The new infrastructure offers high availability features and a reliable failover solution for TCS, while also providing the company with a scalable solution that is less complex than competitive offerings.
  • Data Center Modernization: FIS-ASP, German SAP outsourcing firm leveraged HP CloudSystem Matrix with Cloud Service Automation on HP Integrity, as well as HP Integrity blade servers with Intel Itanium processors and HP-UX 11i v3 with HP 3PAR Storage, to automate installations for SAP customers in one day, which previously took a month. The shortened installation timeframe allows FIS-ASP to now address new markets with smaller SAP installations.
  • Best New Application: Gravic Inc., American provider of data collection, transformation and distribution solutions, used HP Integrity NonStop NS1200 servers running Gravic Shadowbase software to establish a fault-tolerant architecture for a banking customer located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. With an active/active data replication solution in place, critical banking applications remain active and reachable even in the event of natural disasters. Gravic's HP and Intel based infrastructure allows the bank to avoid application downtime, both for planned and unplanned outages, as well as dramatically improves failover time.
  • Humanitarian/Environmental Impact: Instituto Giuseppe Caporale (ICT), the Italian National Public Health Service, a public health institution, provides scientific and technical support to national and regional governments in animal health and welfare, veterinary public health, and food safety. ICT deployed HP Superdome 2 with HP-UX 11i v3 to analyze more than 1 billion records annually and expand research for effective control and prevention of disease. The agency also deployed the datonix.it web application on HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosures with HP Integrity BL860c i2 server blades, and its data repository runs on an HP 6400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) networked with an HP 8/80 SAN switch. ICT's updated infrastructure saw decreased processing time for complex data, from 12 hours to one, allowing for faster reporting of animal disease studies to the Ministry of Health. With a new simplified administration, ICT is saving up to 10 man-hours per month, allowing resources to be redirected to strategic projects to enhance public health services.
- Humanitarian/Environmental Impact: Kenya Women Finance Trust Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited (KWFT DTM). Serving 600,000 clients, of which 80 percent are located in remote rural areas of Kenya, KWFT DTM selected HP Superdome 2 and HP Integrity BL890c i2 servers to create a highly available data centre and reduce business processing time from 12 hours to under four hours. KWFT DTM also increased uptime from 82 percent to 99 percent, speeding the loan process to organisations that promote the use of clean energy, including solar lanterns for domestic and commercial purposes, electricity, and the purchase of gas cylinders and use of bio gas. The upgraded infrastructure allows KWFT DTM to concentrate more on growing the business by reducing time spent on fixing system errors and cutting costs incurred in power and maintenance functions.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-12-10

The Cloud

Bull awarded for best Private Cloud project ...

Bull launches a new private Cloud data protection service ...

Bull extends its Le cloud by Bull offering, to help organisations reap the full benefit of the Cloud ...

Drag-and-Drop DNA: Novel technique aiding development of new cancer drugs ...

Galaxy on Cloud ...

IBM expands the power of social business with new Cloud and mobile advances ...

Oracle unveils Cloud and consolidation capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Proposals for Open PhD Competition in Extreme Citizen Science ...

Crucial step in AIDS virus maturation simulated for first time ...

EuroFlash

SMB Engys buys hosted server cluster ...

HP harnesses the power of Big Data with new information optimization solutions ...

HP extends Converged Cloud Portfolio for hybrid delivery environments ...

HP redefines storage simplicity with single architecture for enterprises of all sizes ...

Sogeti consolidates client delivery centre infrastructure seeking business growth with IBM PureSystems ...

University of Manchester is celebrating supercomputing 50 years on ...

projectiondesign F32 projectors visualize the future for Petrobras Research Centres ...

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits ...

USFlash

BP to build U.S. facility to house largest commercial research supercomputer in the world ...

Eurocom ships world's first 8-Core Intel Xeon E5-2690 based 12lbs supercomputer laptop ...

HP acknowledges global mission-critical computing innovators ...

Nextra Teleservices calls for IBM PureSystems over HP to deliver new high-speed broadband services in India ...

University of Kentucky takes academic supercomputing to next level ...

NCAR Officials to address supercomputer allocation use in 2013 ...

Interactive One connects with Oracle Database Appliance to meet high-traffic demands ...

Raritan announces first industry standard 802.11 Wi-Fi solution for intelligent power and environment ...

Grant creates science demilitarized zone at San Diego State University ...