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HP Integrity blade solution| IT Case Study | AccuWeather, Inc.| HP

Sunny Days Ahead for AccuWeather*

AccuWeather improved runtime performance by 20 percent by upgrading its OpenVMS environment with HP Converged Infrastructure* including HP Integrity* blades

Objective
Replace the aging storage and servers running its forecasting system, based on the HP OpenVMS* operating system

Approach
Deploy an innovative solution that required minimal code revisions and enabled the hardware to be replaced in stages to reduce capital requirements and service downtime

IT improvements
• Reduce application runtimes by 20 percent
• When fully deployed, replace seven racks of Alpha and VAX servers with six Integrity blades, reclaiming 20 percent of total data center capacity
• Reduce power and cooling costs for the forecasting solution by 95 percent
• Transfer management of the forecasting solution hardware to server team enabling the AccuWeather OpenVMS team to focus on value-added programming tasks

Business benefits
• Improve customer service with more frequent weather updates
• Ensure continued production of business-critical forecasting data

Read the full Sunny Days Ahead for AccuWeather* Case Study.

Sunny Days Ahead for AccuWeather*

AccuWeather improved runtime performance by 20 percent by upgrading its OpenVMS environment with HP Converged Infrastructure* including HP Integrity* blades

Objective
Replace the aging storage and servers running its forecasting system, based on the HP OpenVMS* operating system

Approach
Deploy an innovative solution that required minimal code revisions and enabled the hardware to be replaced in stages to reduce capital requirements and service downtime

IT improvements
• Reduce application runtimes by 20 percent
• When fully deployed, replace seven racks of Alpha and VAX servers with six Integrity blades, reclaiming 20 percent of total data center capacity
• Reduce power and cooling costs for the forecasting solution by 95 percent
• Transfer management of the forecasting solution hardware to server team enabling the AccuWeather OpenVMS team to focus on value-added programming tasks

Business benefits
• Improve customer service with more frequent weather updates
• Ensure continued production of business-critical forecasting data

Read the full Sunny Days Ahead for AccuWeather* Case Study.