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Unisys Updates ClearPath Server Line with Intel Processors

Nathan Eddy

June 20, 2012

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Unisys Updates ClearPath Server Line with Intel Processors

IT services and software specialist Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced system, software and services enhancements to its flagship ClearPath server family, including the ClearPath Libra 460 enterprise server based on the Intel Xeon Processor E5 family.

Client mobility, security and data center management capabilities have been expanded for the ClearPath MCP server software and OS 2200 operating environment for servers. The MCP operating environment is comprised of enterprise system software spanning the operating system, database, transaction management, development and other software elements.

The releases of MCP and OS 2200 include enhanced capabilities for application modernization and availability, security, data center and IT productivity.

MCP Release 14 includes ClearPath MCP Mobile Monitor, an app that lets administrators monitor server performance from Apple’s iPhone and iPad tablet. Admins also can check factors such as system utilization, input/output rate, available memory, waiting entries and workload management policy compliance.

The entry-level Libra 460 server, starting at $31,000, is part of Unisys’ ongoing migration of the ClearPath line to an Intel processor architecture, employing an Intel E5 processor and a series of special-purpose processors – called specialty engines – that extend the functionality and open capabilities of the ClearPath environment.

Two of those specialty engines – MCP JProcessor and Crypto Processor – are native to the Libra platform. With the JProcessor, customers can develop and integrate Java applications and use service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies to create composite solutions, while the Crypto processor enhances security by enabling asynchronous encryption.

Unisys also unveiled its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Assessment Service to help customers evaluate and address the TCO of their ClearPath computing environment, including hardware and software, storage, network connectivity, application licensing costs and facilities such as power, cooling, space and equipment.

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