Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is putting the finishing touches on a new release of its Unix operating system that will deliver a long-awaited virtualization capability to the company's Integrity line of servers. The update will be available by the beginning of July as a patch release to the company's HP-UX 11iv2 operating system.
IBM Corp. on Wednesday will announce plans to begin offering new virtualization software and partitioning technology with its servers that will allow them to run as many as 10 versions of an operating system on a single processor.
IBM Corp.'s long-awaited p690 high-end Unix server, formerly code-named Regatta, is now on sale, the company said Thursday. The system should help IBM catch up with competitor Sun Microsystems Inc., according to industry analysts.