HP also will extend sales of HP Integrity i2 servers based on the Intel Itanium processor 9300 series through 2015. These servers offer OpenVMS customers significant gains in performance and resiliency over prior generations. Sales of HP Integrity i2 server upgrades for OpenVMS customers will be extended through 2016. HP also will provide engineering support for these servers through 2020.
HP will not support OpenVMS on its HP Integrity i4 servers based on Intel Itanium processor 9500 series, commonly known as "Poulson".
HP also reaffirmed that it will introduce new HP NonStop systems based on the Intel Itanium processor 9500 series. Consistent with Intels published roadmap, HP also will launch HP Integrity servers based on the Intel Itanium processor, codenamed "Kittson".
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HP Project Odyssey remains a key strategy to deliver mission-critical capabilities to customers by offering the scalability, continuous availability and efficiency needed by organisations to achieve their mission-critical business goals and improve productivity.
"More than ever, our mission-critical customers face demands for uptime, performance and uncompromising choice for their most critical applications", stated Mark Potter, senior vice president, Servers, HP. "HP will continue to make innovations to our HP Integrity and HP ProLiant portfolios as well as our HP Nonstop, HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments with mission-critical Converged Infrastructure - all part of our commitment to transform the server landscape while ensuring investment protection for our customers now and into the future."