Press Release: December 07, 2011

HP Celebrates Mission-critical Computing Visionaries

Organizations recognized for outstanding use of Intel and HP technologies to drive innovation

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced the winners of the 2011 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards, a worldwide competition acknowledging organizations for harnessing Intel and HP technologies to develop groundbreaking mission-critical solutions based on Intel® Itanium® processors to tackle their most data-intensive, large-scale workloads.

The awards distinguish PinkRoccade Healthcare, University Hospitals and Secure64 for using HP and Intel technologies to address mission-critical computing challenges while achieving new levels of reliability, availability and scalability with some of the world’s most complex applications.

“As organizations increasingly rely on applications to drive innovation, they are tasked with maintaining the highest levels of availability and peak performance of their mission-critical infrastructure,” said Lorraine Bartlett, vice president, worldwide marketing and strategy, Business Critical Systems, HP. “We are recognizing these industry-leading organizations who are successfully tackling some of the world’s most demanding workloads – all while raising the bar for innovation in their respective fields.”

“This year, we received several exceptional nominations – demonstrating the caliber of work organizations are achieving with the combination of Intel Itanium-based HP solutions,” said Pauline Nist, general manager, Mission Critical Computing, Intel. “These winners are the cream of the crop and we commend them for taking innovation to the next level.”

An independent panel of judges from leading nonprofit and professional organizations as well as research institutions, including CERN OpenLab, CESGA, COMPUTAEX, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Kiwok and Real World Technologies, reviewed the submissions. Judges considered results produced, cost/benefit, difficulty of problem addressed and originality of the solution.

Enterprises and government organizations from around the world submitted entries in the categories of Mission-Critical Data, Converged Data Center, Humanitarian and Environmental Impact and Best New Application. This year’s winners include:

  • The Converged Data Center: PinkRoccade Healthcare (PRH) –Netherlands-based healthcare IT solutions provider PRH improved patient care with HP Integrity BL870c i2 and BL860c i2 server blades running the HP-UX operating system. As a result, PRH’s data center provides application hosting, simplifying management and improving support for its clients. In addition, customers can quickly and easily access the critical applications needed to better serve their patients.
  • Humanitarian and Environmental Impact: University Hospitals (UH) – Located in Cleveland, Ohio, UH worked with HP and Sectra to design, configure and install an online storage and disaster-recovery site that eliminated downtime, enabling UH to deliver consistent, quality patient care. UH used HP Integrity rx7640, rx6600 and rx2660 servers running the HP-UX operating system and HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) storage systems using the Continuous Access online storage solution and software from Sectra, a radiology information technology provider and HP Partner. The solution provides continuous availability of radiology reports and images across all of the health system’s facilities.
  • Best New Application: Secure64 – Secure64 was recognized for its Secure64 Domain Name System (DNS) Cache software, which provides security, availability and performance for communication service providers. The solution offers protection from the latest security threats and vulnerabilities, including rootkits, malware and denial-of service attacks. Running exclusively on HP Integrity systems, Secure64 DNS Cache delivers five times the performance of open source BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain), the widely used DNS offering.(1)

More information about the Mission-Critical Innovation Awards, including details about all of the 2011 finalists, is available at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/mission_critical/awards/index.html.

HP and Intel announced the winners at the Mission-Critical Innovation Gala, hosted in conjunction with HP DISCOVER 2011.

A recording of the HP DISCOVER Vienna press conference and additional information about HP’s announcements at its premier client event, HP DISCOVER Vienna, is available at www.hp.com/go/optimization2011.

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(1) Based on internal client data.


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