HP and NEC are expanding their global alliance to collaborate on joint engineering for mission-critical and blade servers.
The new alliance will include next-generation, mission-critical x86 systems, and will accelerate advancements across multiple mission-critical server platforms, including DragonHawk, HP’s future, scalable x86 infrastructure based on HP Superdome 2 and blade server technology.
HP and NEC will collaborate on future enhancements for HP-UX and extend mission-critical computing to x86, aligning technical, engineering and joint testing for mission-critical solutions for Linux environments and Microsoft Windows. The two companies also plan to increase worldwide delivery of joint solutions.
NEC and HP have been strategic alliance partners since 1995, focused on NEC’s role as a provider of large-scale, mission-critical enterprise IT systems built on HP’s Unix-based operating system, HP-UX.