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HP Hasn't Forgotten About Unix Yet

Oct 12, 2007, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Hewlett-Packard is still a big believer in Unix ... but man, do you have to get past the Integrity sales pitch to find out about that belief.

"To explain--no, that will take too long, let me sum up: Integrity is HP's Itanium-based, enterprise-level server line, and the servers where HP-UX, HP's native Unix, has been marketed to mission-critical customers for quite some time. Granted, its not the only platform on which HP-UX runs, but Integrity is definitely what HP wants its high-end customers to purchase.

"That was pretty much the main gist of my recent conversation with Brian Cox, worldwide director, BCS server software marketing. Cox is very enthused about the entire HP server product line, including Integrity and the ProLiant x86-based servers, which is to be expected. What interested me, though, was how much he emphasized the server lines over the software. Given his job title, I would have expected the opposite..."

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