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HP Expands IBM Middleware Availability on HP Integrity Servers and HP-UX 11i


PALO ALTO, Calif., May 25, 2006, HP today announced an agreement with IBM that will significantly broaden customer choice of IBM middleware running on HP Integrity servers and the HP-UX 11i operating system.

During the next few months, under this porting agreement, IBM will begin to expand its existing middleware offerings on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i across its WebSphere, Rational, Tivoli, Lotus and Information Management brands. Over time, the agreement will nearly triple the number of existing IBM middleware products available on the HP platform.

“This agreement demonstrates significantly increased collaboration between HP and the IBM Software Group and the importance of the HP Integrity server family and HP-UX 11i for our joint customers,” said Ron Eller, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solution Alliances, HP. “With this agreement, we are providing our customers with a clear path to the future.”

HP and the IBM Software Group share a number of high-profile enterprise customers in the financial services, telecom, manufacturing, government and healthcare industries. The two companies work together to develop multi-platform solutions based on open standards to meet the needs of these customers.

”A cornerstone of our middleware strategy is to deploy service-oriented architectures across a broad range of platforms, including HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i, which is a priority platform supported by IBM Software Group,” said Sandy Carter, vice president, SOA Marketing, IBM Software Group.

HP and the IBM Software Group have collaborated together for more than 10 years to optimize IBM middleware on HP-UX platforms, and products such as WebSphere Application Server, DB2 Universal Database and Tivoli Storage Manager are currently available for customers using HP Integrity servers.

“Moving our WebSphere MQ Series software onto HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v2 has helped us simplify and optimize our 24x7 online transaction processing infrastructure,” said Luis Madruga, senior technical consultant, Banco Espírito Santo, SA. “Using IBM software on the HP Integrity platform has increased our system resiliency and the business flexibility we need to better serve our customers.”

HP will work with global system integrators such as Capgemini to help customers using IBM middleware implement their business solutions onto the HP platform. HP recently announced a preferred WebSphere teaming agreement with Capgemini in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Capgemini is very enthusiastic about the collaboration with HP in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to help customers improve their businesses by implementing IBM software on HP platforms,” said Roel van Schaik, vice president, Financial Services, Capgemini Nederland B.V. “This collaboration will provide a compelling value proposition to customers seeking to get the most out of their heterogeneous infrastructures.”

Customers who wish to learn more about IBM middleware product offerings running on HP Integrity servers should contact their IBM software representative.

More information on HP Integrity servers and the HP-UX 11i operating system is available at

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