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HP aims to unify computing architecture through new Odyssey project

by | Nov 29, 2011

To establish a single computing platform for its clients, Hewlett-Packard recently announced a new project called Odyssey that will unify its UNIX and x86 service architectures.

According to HP, Odyssey will increase performance and present clients with more choices for their computing needs. Companies using Linux or the Windows operating system can also boost their scalability, business continuity and lessen the likelihood of possible downtime with HP’s Mission Critical Services, the company said.

“Clients have been asking us to expand the mission-critical experience that is delivered today with HP-UX on Integrity to an x86-based infrastructure,” said HP senior vice president and general manager Martin Fink.

Fink added that the Odyssey project uses HP’s BladeSystem and UX architectures to the x86 landscape, which will be an open and integrated platform.

HP’s portfolio of solutions has helped the company achieve increased profit levels. HP recently announced that its fourth quarter earnings reached $32.1 billion, while its 2011 full-year net revenue reached $127.2 billion, growing 1 percent from 2010. The company’s overall operating profit for the year was nearly $10 billion.