HP Celebrates 15 Years of HP-UX

Boeblingen, Germany, Oct. 8, 1998

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that this year marks the 15th anniversary of its HP-UX(1) operating environment and further emphasised its total commitment to UNIX system and Microsoft Windows NT platforms.

To celebrate the anniversary, HP will hold a series of European events to say thank you to its customers and channel partners, and to demonstrate its firm commitment to the UNIX system platform.

HP has had an impressive track record in UNIX system computers during the last 15 years, including the following highlights:

"Based on our analysis of data provided by IDC, HP has gained in market share of commercial UNIX system server revenues every year since 1988, and we've held the No. 1 market-share position in commercial UNIX system platforms since 1993," said Bill Russell, HP vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Systems Group. "The total number of HP-UX systems sold by HP worldwide since 1987 now exceeds 1.4 million units. We generate more than $10 billion (U.S.) in UNIX system-related revenues annually, when you take into account sales of our UNIX system servers, workstations, consulting, integration and support services."

The recent alliance announcement with NEC continues HP's commitment to HP-UX. HP is leveraging NEC's industry-leading expertise in mainframe computers and high-end systems to optimise HP-UX and effectively deliver industry-leading performance and availability on IA-64.

"HP will ensure the longevity and success of HP-UX as the UNIX system market begins to consolidate operating environments once IA-64 is available," said Janice Chaffin, general manager for HP's High Performance Systems Division.

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  1. HP-UX Release 10.20 and later and HP-UX Release 11.00 and later (in both 32 and 64-bit configurations) on all HP 9000 computers are Open Group UNIX 95 branded products.

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