HP will extend engineering support for HP Integrity i2 servers, and offer software updates and support for customers with OpenVMS operating systems through at least the end of 2020, says the company.

HP will also extend sales of HP Integrity i2 servers based on the Intel Itanium  processor 9300 series, through 2015. Sales of HP Integrity i2 server upgrades for OpenVMS customers will be extended through 2016. HP also will provide engineering support for these servers through 2020.

Mark Potter (Senior vice president, Servers, HP): HP will continue to make innovations to our HP Integrity and HP ProLiant portfolios as well as our HP Nonstop, HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments with mission-critical Converged Infrastructure.

HP will not support OpenVMS on its HP Integrity i4 servers based on Intel Itanium processor 9500 series, commonly known as Poulson.

The company will introduce new HP NonStop systems based on the Intel Itanium processor 9500 series.  HP also will launch HP Integrity servers based on the Intel Itanium processor, codenamed  Kittson.