“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
“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…”