- 17 May 2004 10:55
Unisys adds to ES7000 server family, publishes new performance results
Sydney, 17 May 2004 - Unisys has unveiled the latest member of its ES7000 family of large servers. The company has also released data showing that Unisys ES7000 servers running the Datacentre Edition of Microsoft Windows Server, on an Intel Xeon processor MP based platform, have matched the availability and surpassed the performance capabilities of Unix/RISC systems in the datacentre.
The ES7000 540 server is based on the Intel Xeon processor MP based platform. It comes with Unisys and Sentinel management tools and services.
The new research, of non-specialised servers running Windows Server in real business environments, found that 78 per cent of the systems delivered 100 per cent non-stop availability. Overall, the combination of the Unisys ES7000 running Windows 2000 Datacentre Server or Windows Server 2003 Datacentre Edition achieved an average availability of 99.996 per cent. The two-year study examined data fed automatically from live production environments at customer sites across North America. Results are for non-clustered systems and do not include planned routine downtime. Unisys was able to achieve these results without an expensive fault-tolerant implementation or the complexity of high-availability clustering. Details of the study are available in the Unisys white paper section at Unisys.com/datacenter/availability-study/ . “The Unisys availability study validates that Windows Server is the logical option for data centre customers looking to be responsible stewards of their company’s IT budget," said Michael Leworthy, Windows Server Product Manager, Microsoft Australia. "Unisys ES7000 with Windows Server Datacentre Edition offers near-absolute availability. The cost benefits of these standardised technologies are now an irresistible choice." "The results of the Unisys availability study are impressive," said Leighton Phillips, Manager, Intel Solutions Group, Australia/New Zealand. "The ES7000, coupled with Intel Xeon processor MP and Microsoft technology, has demonstrated unprecedented levels of availability in real business environments. Customers can get all the cost and management benefits of systems based on standard technology, and see significant performance advantages." Manageability featuring Sentinel technologies Unisys Sentinel management software gives ES7000 servers advanced capabilities that make them ideal business-critical platforms. Unlike competitors that offer only general-purpose server monitoring and reporting, Sentinel goes further by automatically detecting any problems in the server, operating system, or the application or database, and resolving them without human intervention. "Unisys was a leader in recognising the power of Windows in large organisations and we continue to lead in enhancing its power," said Mike Dooner, Programmes and Marketing Manager Systems & Technology, Unisys Australia-New Zealand. “Customers can take advantage of the economic benefits of a standardised data centre based on Microsoft Windows and Intel Architecture." Industry Leading Performance The 32-way Unisys ES7000 Orion 540 Enterprise Server TPC-C benchmark recorded 304,148.50 transactions per minute (tpmC) with price/performance results of US$6.18 per tpmC, making it the best-performing 32-bit server on the market.
The server was equipped with 32 Intel Xeon MP processors running at 3.0 GHz, each with 4 MB of Level 3 cache, and 64 GB of memory. It ran the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition on Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition operating system. The TPC-C benchmark is the computer industry's most widely consulted measure of server performance and price/performance. 3D-Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) The Unisys 3D-VE strategy links and tracks a client's business processes with its information technology infrastructure. It provides visibility into cause and effect relationships between process and technology, enabling companies to determine the results of business decisions before they are made. Unisys ES7000 servers will provide organisations with the flexibility and security they need to ensure that their IT infrastructures stay aligned with their business objectives. Working with Microsoft, Unisys has announced the Infrastructure Blueprint for Microsoft Systems Architecture (IB for MSA), a fully tested, documented and qualified infrastructure design. The high-availability ES7000 serves as the centrepiece of IB for MSA, a blueprint for building a Windows-based data centre. About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys Asia Pacific provides its clients with specialised business services delivered by trusted consultants. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys Asia Pacific delivers services and solutions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.au/home .
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