HP unveils new Gen8 servers, ease cloud migration
By Digital News Asia November 1, 2012
- Industry’s first four-socket servers to incorporate HP’s ProActive Insight Architecture
- Ease customers’ move to the cloud, promises ROI within three months
HP has unveiled two new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) four-socket servers that it claimed facilitate customers’ move to the cloud while delivering increased compute power in less space and a return on investment within three months.
The industry’s first four-socket servers to incorporate its ProActive Insight Architecture, the HP ProLiant BL660c and DL560 Gen8 servers significantly reduce the time spent on maintenance tasks through high levels of automation and continuous monitoring of system health, saving IT staff more than 30 days of administration time a year, the company said in a statement.
Clients are continuously virtualizing their compute-intensive applications in order to achieve greater utilization and efficiency, and to facilitate the move to private and hybrid clouds, HP said.
Many clients have virtualized the basic infrastructure and smaller workloads, but a challenge still remains with more complex and higher-end workloads. Clients often face performance bottlenecks, data-center footprint and power limitations, and inadequate memory capacity from traditional two-socket servers.
As building blocks for HP Converged Infrastructure, these multiprocessor servers satisfy the need for high-end compute power that enables clients to extend end-to-end virtualization and provide a foundation for creating private and hybrid clouds, HP claimed.
With a three-to-one server-consolidation rate and reduced server footprint in the data center, the HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 server offers four-socket density in half the size of the previous generation, and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 30%, it added, citing internal figures.
The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 and HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 are available worldwide with starting prices of US$5,912 and US$7,970, respectively.
You’ve not seen a rack like this one: HP’s Gen8 servers