Last week Unisys announced its most powerful Dorado systems yet. Ten years in the making, Unisys has fully converted its Dorado system to Intel Xeon processors and introduced them as the 8300 ClearPath line. And ClearPath OS 2200 is a complete operating environment for ClearPath Servers that includes all of the software needed to operate a mission-critical Dorado server. The OS 2200 operating environment is fully integrated and tested together with all software and platforms to ensure the seamless operation you need for your business-critical core business applications and databases.
Unisys is a global business information technology company that offers a full spectrum of technology software, hardware, and services. This latest development proves that Unisys, perhaps the world’s oldest technology company, still innovates and moves technology forward. Unisys developed the world’s first commercially available digital computers, the BINAC and the UNIVAC.
Today, Unisys continues to lead the technology revolutions in areas of cloud computing, cybersecurity, social computing, big data, and mobility.
Unisys offers a complete portfolio of software for ClearPath OS 2200 Servers that includes software for the following areas:
Application development tools
Open source development tools
Database, query and reporting tools
System tools and utilities
Communications and networking
One of the current focuses of the ClearPath systems line is rapid deployment of distributed environments, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployments. And the new systems can run applications written for earlier Intel and CMOS based Dorado systems without modification.
The new Dorado systems represent the culmination of Unisys’ decade-long initiative to transition the entire ClearPath architecture from proprietary complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processor technology to a software-based fabric architecture running on Intel processors.
The advanced, software-based fabric infrastructure of the ClearPath 8300 Series uses high-speed interconnect technology to link all computing resources and components. Unisys secure partitioning (s‑Par®) software manages all application workloads on the system. Each partition is a software-defined blade with dedicated processing, memory and input/output resources for each workload, eliminating resource contention and enabling fast, predictable application performance with exceptional security.
“The ClearPath architectural transition is both a singular achievement and a new beginning,” said Jim Thompson, chief engineer, Unisys, who guided the 10-year evolution. “The Dorado 8300 Series and our other Intel-based ClearPath systems provide clients with an open, secure computing environment that maximizes their long-term investment in mission-critical software. Plus, by establishing the fabric infrastructure as the new core of ClearPath systems, we have laid the foundation for software-defined data centers that give our clients extraordinary flexibility to integrate new solutions as quickly as their business needs change.”
The Dorado 8300 will participate in clusters with earlier Intel-and-fabric-based Dorado models, as well as with even earlier Intel- and CMOS-based Dorado systems, providing an enriched level of availability, efficiency and integrity in high-performance transaction processing that few systems can attain.
The Dorado 8300 series servers are generally available on May 29, 2015.