Feeds

NEC brings dual-core Xeon to Fault Tolerant crowd

Up for anything

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

NEC has freshened up one of its fault-tolerant servers with some new chips from Intel and an advanced management package for installing software on-the-fly.

The NEC Express5800/320Ma Fault Tolerant server comes in three configurations. Customers can purchase the box with single-core 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz Xeon chips or 2.8GHz dual-core Xeons. The system with 3.2GHz chips can support up to 8GB of memory, while the other two configurations support up to 16GB of memory.

The latest NEC kit will ship with Active Upgrade technology for upgrading boxes without shutting them down. "Active Upgrade allows system administrators to initiate a 'virtual split' of the FT server system from the console to manage and minimize the downtime while installing critical hot-fix operating system patches, service packs, applications, and system software," NEC said. "In addition, server rollback capabilities ensure step-by-step data protection."

Fault Tolerant systems are, of course, meant to stay up and running at all times. They're used by financial institutions, emergency services and others to guarantee reliable service to customers. The Fault Tolerant gear typically has redundant components all around and a hardened operating system that can withstand momentary lapses.

Along with the speedier chips, the NEC hardware has improved I/O, new remote management tools, and an improved design for easier maintenance.

The Express5800/320Ma starts shipping next month at a list price of $30,000. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.