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Primeur weekly 2012-01-09

The Cloud

Dutch HPC Cloud available for users ...

China Intelligence signs contracts with the State Grid Corporation of China ...

IBM to acquire Green Hat ...

HP 3PAR systems deliver flexible, affordable and reliable storage in new Cloud offering ...

IBM acquisition of Emptoris bolsters smarter commerce initiative and helps reduce procurement costs and risks ...

Oracle unveils new release of Oracle Tuxedo 11g ...

Oracle Communications Solution processes approximately 1 billion LTE event records per hour, far exceeding industry expectations ...

Desktop Grids

Citizen Cyberscience Summit to be organized 16-18 February 2012 ...

EuroFlash

COSMOS & Miracle Consortia select SGI technology to close in on the Big Bang & exoplanets ...

European Commission awards IBM for energy efficient data centres ...

Dot Hill designs winning storage upgrade for architectural consultancy HTA ...

European Commission to support co-ordinated IT research and development initiative between Europe and India ...

Share your expertise on a global scale: ISC'12 accepting papers and tutorials ...

USFlash

Cray announces selected preliminary 2011 financial results and updates 2012 guidance ...

HP improves service levels, customer response times for First American Title ...

Tufts University professor Diane L. Souvaine named fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery ...

The National Library of Medicine explores Artificial Intelligence using two-hundred thousand real patient questions from AskTheDoctor.com ...

Down to the wire for silicon: Researchers create a wire 4 atoms wide, 1 atom tall ...

The Green Grid announces keynote speakers for its Annual Forum and Members Meeting 2012 ...

Supermicro kicks off 2012 with grand opening of Taiwan Science and Technology Park ...

New release of Oracle Database Firewall extends support to MySQL and enhances reporting capabilities ...

NEXTDC receives Perth development approval ...

More than 1,000 schools help graduates get jobs by teaching the IBM system z mainframe ...

HP delivers scalability, availability, and expertise for SAP HANA ...

HP improves service levels, customer response times for First American Title

5 Jan 2012 Palo Alto - First American Title Insurance Company has upgraded its data centre to an HP Converged Infrastructure to improve delivery of title and escrow services while supporting business growth. First American Title executes up to 7,500 title orders each day while managing more than $10 billion in escrow accounts. To ensure the efficient transfer of real estate, the company deployed its First American Software Technology (FAST), a proprietary title and escrow transaction system, enabling it to manage more than 8 million transactions daily, while serving more than 850 offices globally.

After evaluating server solutions from several vendors, First American selected an HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

HP is the no. 1 worldwide vendor of x86 systems. The HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server, the cornerstone of an HP Converged Infrastructure, has consistently achieved leadership performance results across a variety of workloads, including database, virtualization and applications such as SAP and Java.

"The performance and availability of our title and escrow processing services are critical to ensuring a smooth real estate transfer", stated Cameron Cosgrove, vice president, Infrastructure, First American Title Insurance Company. "With the HP ProLiant DL980 servers, we have consistent uptime as well as the capacity and processing speeds necessary to improve response time and service levels - and ultimately deliver a better customer experience."

HP Converged Infrastructure delivers a unified management framework that allows clients to easily manage mixed environments of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant servers. HP Converged Infrastructure enabled First American to move its existing Windows SQL Server environment from HP Integrity to the new HP DL980 systems smoothly and with minimal disruption.

Accessing the FAST system and its SQL Server database 24/7 requires a scalable infrastructure that connects approximately 225 of the company's servers while handling more than 16 terabytes (TB) of data. With the HP DL980, First American improved FAST's transactions by nearly 30 percent, accelerating the process and response times to customer requests for status updates and escrow accounts. In addition, the HP DL980 increased the systems transaction processing capacity by 80 percent, giving the company greater ability to support future technology projects and system developments.

The HP DL980 servers also enabled First American to recognize significant space and power savings, reducing its server footprint by 50 percent and improving energy efficiencies by 70 percent.

These results led First American to use HP DL980 servers for other workload-intensive applications, including its data warehouse solution. The HP DL980 reduced extract, transform and load (ETL) processing time from 8 hours to 2.5 hours and has improved service delivery time by 70 percent.

First American relies on HP Mission Critical Services to maintain peak performance of its infrastructure, enabling the company to focus resources on supporting its ever-changing business environment.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a key component of the Instant-On Enterprise. The Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-01-09

The Cloud

Dutch HPC Cloud available for users ...

China Intelligence signs contracts with the State Grid Corporation of China ...

IBM to acquire Green Hat ...

HP 3PAR systems deliver flexible, affordable and reliable storage in new Cloud offering ...

IBM acquisition of Emptoris bolsters smarter commerce initiative and helps reduce procurement costs and risks ...

Oracle unveils new release of Oracle Tuxedo 11g ...

Oracle Communications Solution processes approximately 1 billion LTE event records per hour, far exceeding industry expectations ...

Desktop Grids

Citizen Cyberscience Summit to be organized 16-18 February 2012 ...

EuroFlash

COSMOS & Miracle Consortia select SGI technology to close in on the Big Bang & exoplanets ...

European Commission awards IBM for energy efficient data centres ...

Dot Hill designs winning storage upgrade for architectural consultancy HTA ...

European Commission to support co-ordinated IT research and development initiative between Europe and India ...

Share your expertise on a global scale: ISC'12 accepting papers and tutorials ...

USFlash

Cray announces selected preliminary 2011 financial results and updates 2012 guidance ...

HP improves service levels, customer response times for First American Title ...

Tufts University professor Diane L. Souvaine named fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery ...

The National Library of Medicine explores Artificial Intelligence using two-hundred thousand real patient questions from AskTheDoctor.com ...

Down to the wire for silicon: Researchers create a wire 4 atoms wide, 1 atom tall ...

The Green Grid announces keynote speakers for its Annual Forum and Members Meeting 2012 ...

Supermicro kicks off 2012 with grand opening of Taiwan Science and Technology Park ...

New release of Oracle Database Firewall extends support to MySQL and enhances reporting capabilities ...

NEXTDC receives Perth development approval ...

More than 1,000 schools help graduates get jobs by teaching the IBM system z mainframe ...

HP delivers scalability, availability, and expertise for SAP HANA ...