HP Pay per use (PPU) for HP Integrity servers that include Superdome 2, legacy Superdome and other mid-range servers offers you real-time access to reserve capacity without having to pay for that capacity when not in use.
The system measures how much capacity your organisation uses and bills you—if you use less, you pay less. In addition, HP caps the total payments to ensure you will never pay more than you would for a comparable lease.
It also provides utilisation detail you can use to bill back internal or external organisations. HP PPU systems are located at your site, allowing you complete asset control.
PPU is available on HP-UX operating system and on dual-core Intel® Itanium® processor 8-socket and larger servers.
Why HP Pay per use Programme?
Minimise business risks caused by uncertain capacity requirements
Eliminate downtime and delays associated with upgrades and traditional procurement processes
Reduce frequency of need for capacity planning
Enjoy cost control by never paying more than you would have for a straight lease
With the PPU Percent Core solution, Cores are active and available for use at all
times, while a unique utility technology monitors the percent of
each Core actually being used. All partition data is combined to
compute Core utilisation for the entire system for the day. Daily
Core utilisation amounts are averaged to come up with a monthly
payment. Percent Core is available on HP Integrity, Integrity Superdome, and Superdome 2 servers running HP-UX.