Unisys Boosts Mobility, Openness, Security and Availability of ClearPath Dorado Servers
New release of OS 2200 operating environment expands mobility support, open-source and security capabilities while mid-range server gains flexibility for high-volume transaction processing
BLUE BELL, Pa., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today expanded the mission-critical computing solutions for its ClearPath Dorado servers with a new release of the flagship OS 2200 operating environment and high-availability capabilities for the ClearPath Dorado 4200 server.
ClearPath OS 2200 Release 14.0 makes it easier for clients to modernize their application environments with mobility-support and open-source development capabilities, automate their data centers and enhance security. Newly implemented support for enterprise clustering technology enhances system availability and horizontal scalability for the mid-range Dorado 4200. That level of mission-critical technology is typically found only on high-end systems.
“Unisys continues to embellish the powerful ClearPath Dorado systems – and all members of the ClearPath family – with capabilities that enable our clients to address the full range of contemporary computing challenges they face,” said Bill Maclean, vice president, ClearPath portfolio management, Unisys. “Our goal is to help ClearPath Dorado clients transform and modernize their data centers cost-efficiently while continuing to benefit from the long-term investments they’ve made in mission-critical ClearPath systems and applications.”
Client Requests Drive Capabilities in New OS 2200 Release
Like all ClearPath operating environments, OS 2200 Release 14.0 comprises a stack of software products – more than 111 – integrated and tested as a unit. This integration enables clients to migrate applications transparently from one release to another, with no need to change operating procedures or to recompile. ClearPath clients expressly suggested 67 of the 146 feature updates in the new release.
OS 2200 Release 14.0 delivers significant benefits in three key areas:
- Application Modernization. The new release includes the ClearPath ePortal for OS 2200 specialty partition – a special processing component that enables users to quickly Web-enable enterprise applications without changing the applications themselves. This enhanced capability enables integration of Apple, Microsoft Windows 8, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices so that mobile users can access ClearPath applications through familiar interfaces. The new release also supports the latest versions of Java 5, 6 and 7 so developers can either stay with a preferred version of Java or move applications to a new one. Also, OS 2200 Release 14.0 includes new features for the Eclipse integrated development environment, making it easier to speed up and automate development of applications in a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
- Data Center Transformation. Key enhancements in OS 2200 Release 14.0 are designed to help clients reduce operating expenses and improve service through increased automation and higher levels of solution availability. For example, a new release of Unisys Operations Sentinel – which enables automated, unified management of heterogeneous systems in a data center – includes a simplified Web interface that allows system administrators to use a tablet to view the status of all managed devices.
- Security. New capabilities in OS 2200 Release 14.0 build on the industry-leading security the OS 2200 environment delivers. The new release supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2, for enhanced security in Internet communications. The protocol helps organizations defend against data loss. Dynamic updating of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/TLS certificates provides greater uptime and easier security administration. The new release includes additional encryption capabilities and protection against unprivileged users, and also provides cpFTP, a ClearPath File Transfer Protocol function that enables mandatory encryption of all file transfers.
ClearPath Dorado 4200 Platforms Include XPC-L3 Integration
The ClearPath Dorado 4200 can now be integrated with the Extended Processing Complex Locking (XPC-L3) enterprise clustering solution. This database record locking innovation allows up to four host systems running OS 2200 to access a shared database concurrently – even down to the same record. It synchronizes database access so records are always accurately updated, simplifying both day-to-day operations and disaster recovery.
The Dorado 4200 systems, which are based on Intel(®) Xeon(®) Family processors, can participate in multi-host clusters with other Intel processor-based Dorado systems or with Dorado systems based on Unisys-developed processor technology. Whether in a heterogeneous or homogenous processor environment, the XPC-L3 complex gives the ClearPath Dorado 4200 an enriched level of availability, efficiency and integrity in high-performance transaction processing that few other mid-range systems can attain.
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