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Perfect timing—respond rapidly to changes in market condition or in customer demand with HP Instant Capacity.

HP’s Instant Capacity for Integrity and HP 9000 servers builds on our strategy of synchronizing business and IT to capitalize on change. By simultaneously driving down IT costs and increasing business agility, HP allows you to respond rapidly to changes in market conditions or customer demand.

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Why HP Instant Capacity Program?

  • Achieve a better ROI by delaying payment for reserve capacity until it is actually used
  • Provision systems for average utilization while enabling resources to be moved to servers to meet peak demands
  • Eliminate the need to provision temporary capacity for each server by pooling it among multiple servers
  • Increase server availability since reserve capacity is available in the unlikely event of a processor failure

News & Announcements

» HP Delivers Solutions to Change the Economics of Technology - March 10, 2009
» HP Helps Small Businesses Survive and Thrive with Zero Percent Financing Promotions - January 29, 2009

Instant Capacity

A two-step purchase model for HP Integrity and HP 9000 server hardware. Reserve processors, cell boards, and memory are purchased at a fraction of their regular price and installed in your server—inactive but ready. When the reserve capacity is needed, permanent activation on a per-core basis can be purchased at the regular purchase price and you get five processing days per core with every processor, which allows for instant activation and time for testing. The majority of the cost of the processors, HP-UX licensing, and support costs is deferred until activation.

Temporary Instant Capacity

Prepares you for extra demands on your system when you order a 30 processing-day block of temporary capacity. With one TiCAP block, one processor can be activated for 30 days or two processors for 15 days. Processors may be activated and deactivated as often as needed, and usage is measured in 30-minute increments. The HP-UX operating environment temporary license and support fees are included.

Global Instant Capacity

Permits hardware to be shared among servers—allowing resources to be deactivated in one system and activated in another to meet changing demands. Helps protect your mission-critical environment by making it more cost-effective to implement disaster recovery or high availability solutions. With GiCAP, usage rights for hardware resources in a system that becomes unavailable can be used to activate core resources in another Instant Capacity server.

More Instant Capacity information

» Advancing Your IT Projects in Tough Business Climates white paper (PDF, 168 KB)
» Case study: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company Limited (PDF, 193 KB)
» Cost-effective high-availability solutions with HP Instant Capacity on HP-UX white paper (PDF, 602 KB)
» HP Instant Capacity for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers (PDF, 1.5 MB)
» Instant Capacity QuickSpecs
» Forrester analyst report: Why IT Leasing Makes Sense In The Economic Meltdown - January 2009 (PDF, 106 KB)
» HP Instant Capacity for Disaster Recovery brochure - September 2008 (PDF, 99 KB)
» Life without HP: Creative Financing (video, 1:09 min.)
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