"HP customers need to be aware that changes in server market trends are affecting Itanium. Read this Clabby Analytics paper to understand how industry consolidation and new server architectures are driving a new class of applications, leaving Itanium behind.
Your business demands that you have IT that supports more sophisticated and critical workloads and yet the future of your current Sun and HP environment is uncertain (no clear Sparc roadmap; lack of commitment to Itanium).
The objective of this white paper is to provide IT executives and UNIX subject matter experts (SMEs) with a high level comparison of the UNIX virtualization offerings from HP for Integrity and HP-UX1 vs. IBM for Power and AIX. To assist in making a balanced comparison, this paper provides a high-level, feature-to-feature comparison of key areas of virtualization and virtualization management as well as modular table-based comparisons. Final this paper will examine information from publicly available resources.
Analyst Joe Clabby writing about HP's flawed Itanium strategy states that continued investment in a converged Itanium/x86 infrastructure is a huge waste of research and development money. Itanium should be treated as a specialty processor that performs certain workloads. Read it here.
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