August 08, 2013
BLUE BELL, Penn., Aug. 8 -- Unisys Corporation today announced that it is partnering with Intel Corporation to bring to market a breakthrough secure computing platform designed to handle the most demanding requirements of mission-critical cloud and big data workloads, while offering Unix clients a cost-effective path off legacy RISC-based platforms onto an Intel-based environment.
The new platform, to be released later in 2013, will build on the unmatched security Unisys delivers in mission-critical computing. It will combine Unisys' advanced secure partitioning (s-Par) technology with the innovative computing and security features of Intel Xeon family processors, providing an extremely flexible and powerful environment.
The platform will support a range of Intel's high-performance, availability and security innovations for the Xeon processor family.
As a leading Intel enterprise partner, Unisys believes that the platform will be the first architecture based on Intel Xeon processors to bring enterprise-level security, availability, scalability and predictable performance to the three key IT challenges facing enterprises today:
Leading industry analysts estimate that segments of the cloud computing, big data and Unix-RISC migration markets represent an aggregate market in excess of $23 billion, opening potential joint growth opportunities for Unisys and Intel over the next several years.
According to Forrester Research, the private-cloud segment of the cloud computing market alone will grow to $9.8 billion by 2014. IDC forecasts that the big-data infrastructure market will reach $6.4 billion in the same time period. In addition, the mid-range and high-end server market, dominated by systems running Unix on RISC platforms, is currently valued at nearly $7 billion. Gartner, Inc. projects that by 2017, enterprise users will migrate 65 percent of Unix applications to the Intel x86 platform.
"Unisys has two decades of experience in bringing the power of industry-standard Intel technologies to the high-end server market," said Ed Coleman, Unisys chairman and CEO. "Now we are combining recent innovations from the two companies to provide a powerful, compelling and cost-efficient server platform able to handle today's most demanding applications while delivering the security, reliability, predictability and other attributes that organizations have come to expect from true mission-critical systems. It's a powerful combination that we believe will reignite the enterprise computing market."
"Intel and Unisys have a joint vision for bringing greater flexibility, simplicity and predictability to the portion of the enterprise computing segment that still uses legacy RISC-based systems today," said Shannon Poulin, Vice President of Marketing, Datacenter and Connected Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. "This innovative platform capitalizes on Intel Xeon Processor breakthroughs and the largest software ecosystem advancements to give organizations a powerful new alternative away from costly, outmoded RISC systems."
Unisys will incorporate the following Intel Xeon processor family innovations into the new platform:
Unisys and Intel will continue to collaborate on integrating additional Intel innovations into the platform.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 22,500 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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