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SOURCE Unisys Corporation
In third-party test, Forward! system using Unisys secure partitioning software consistently delivers better application performance than industry-standard hypervisor
BLUE BELL, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that recent third-party testing has shown that the advanced Forward! by Unisys™ server platform, using Unisys secure partitioning (s-Par®) software technology, delivers significantly faster, more predictable performance than an industry-standard virtualization hypervisor.
The Forward! platform provided a performance advantage over a virtualized environment, delivering 21 percent to 38 percent better throughput and up to 122 percent faster multiple-workload performance.
The Forward! platform uses industry-standard Intel® Xeon® family processors in an advanced fabric architecture. The Unisys s-Par software on the platform goes beyond traditional virtualization technology by creating a secure "container" of dedicated resources for each mission-critical application workload – eliminating the resource contention that often accompanies virtualization and enabling faster, more predictable performance.
IT-industry research company Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted all comparative testing on a Forward! platform with attached storage from NetApp, Inc., with all components linked by a software-based high-speed interconnect.
The testing measured two critical areas of impact:
ESG also stress-tested the high-speed interconnect linking the components of the Forward! system. The 56 gigabyte-per-second interconnect yielded high aggregate throughput results – up to 4.8 gigabytes per second – compared to the maximum 1.25 gigabytes per second that a conventional 10 gigabit-per-second Ethernet network could achieve.
"The ESG testing is further proof that the Forward! platform is faster, more scalable and more predictable for mission-critical applications than virtualized servers," said Rob Cashman, vice president, mission-critical servers and solutions, Unisys. "Forward! offers clients the flexibility and cost benefits of virtualization along with the predictable performance and security they need for their most challenging business requirements."
"We are proud that our technology played a significant role in delivering these impressive test results," said Mike Giesler, vice president, Global SI Partner Sales, NetApp. "Together, Forward! by Unisys and advanced NetApp storage systems provide a powerful combination to help clients address a range of mission-critical applications, from OLTP to big data."
For a copy of the Enterprise Strategy Group testing report, visit http://outreach.unisys.com/Forward_ESGStudy
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 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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