BLUE BELL, Pa., November 13, 2014 –
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that
Gartner, Inc. has included the
Forward! by Unisys™ enterprise computing platform as a new virtualization technology in the
IT Market Clock for Server Virtualization and Operating Environments, 2014.
The report positions Unisys on the market clock in the first of the four stages that Gartner defines for the market life of a product: "Advantage – From 12:00 to 3:00, the market typically moves from an emerging status to adolescent status. Levels of demand and competition are typically low, so the technology is procured for what it delivers, not for its placement in its market range. This phase is dominated by emerging virtualization asset classes."1
"Forward! by Unisys gives clients the flexibility and cost benefits of virtualization along with the predictable performance and security they need for modern mission critical applications such as big data, cloud computing, data center consolidation and ERP modernization," said Rob Cashman, vice president, mission-critical servers and solutions, Unisys. "We are proud of the increasing recognition that the
Forward! platform is gaining and believe it provides a superior alternative to standard virtualization."
Forward! platform uses industry-standard Intel® Xeon® family processors in an advanced fabric architecture. The Unisys secure partitioning (s-Par) software, which manages workloads on the platform, goes beyond traditional virtualization technology by creating a partition with dedicated processing, memory and input/output resources for each mission-critical application workload. This approach eliminates the resource contention that often accompanies virtualization and enables faster, more predictable performance.
In third-party testing conducted earlier this year, the
Forward! platform provided a distinct performance advantage over a standard virtualized environment, delivering 21 percent to 38 percent better throughput and up to 122 percent faster multiple-workload performance.
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Note to Editors
Sourcing for Gartner report references:
1IT Market Clock for Server Virtualization and Operating Environments, 2014, Philip Dawson, Andrew Butler, 16 September 2014.
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