March 19, 2013
BLUE BELL, Pa., March 19 — Unisys Corporation today expanded the mission-critical computing solutions for its ClearPath Dorado servers with a new release of the flagship OS 2200 operating environment and high-availability capabilities for the ClearPath Dorado 4200 server.
ClearPath OS 2200 Release 14.0 makes it easier for clients to modernize their application environments with mobility-support and open-source development capabilities, automate their data centers and enhance security. Newly implemented support for enterprise clustering technology enhances system availability and horizontal scalability for the mid-range Dorado 4200. That level of mission-critical technology is typically found only on high-end systems.
"Unisys continues to embellish the powerful ClearPath Dorado systems - and all members of the ClearPath family - with capabilities that enable our clients to address the full range of contemporary computing challenges they face," said Bill Maclean, vice president, ClearPath portfolio management, Unisys. "Our goal is to help ClearPath Dorado clients transform and modernize their data centers cost-efficiently while continuing to benefit from the long-term investments they've made in mission-critical ClearPath systems and applications."
Client Requests Drive Capabilities in New OS 2200 Release
Like all ClearPath operating environments, OS 2200 Release 14.0 comprises a stack of software products – more than 111 – integrated and tested as a unit. This integration enables clients to migrate applications transparently from one release to another, with no need to change operating procedures or to recompile. ClearPath clients expressly suggested 67 of the 146 feature updates in the new release.
OS 2200 Release 14.0 delivers significant benefits in three key areas:
ClearPath Dorado 4200 Platforms Include XPC-L3 Integration
The ClearPath Dorado 4200 can now be integrated with the Extended Processing Complex Locking (XPC-L3) enterprise clustering solution. This database record locking innovation allows up to four host systems running OS 2200 to access a shared database concurrently – even down to the same record. It synchronizes database access so records are always accurately updated, simplifying both day-to-day operations and disaster recovery.
The Dorado 4200 systems, which are based on Intel Xeon Family processors, can participate in multi-host clusters with other Intel processor-based Dorado systems or with Dorado systems based on Unisys-developed processor technology. Whether in a heterogeneous or homogenous processor environment, the XPC-L3 complex gives the ClearPath Dorado 4200 an enriched level of availability, efficiency and integrity in high-performance transaction processing that few other mid-range systems can attain.
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.
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