HP extends Gen8 portfolio

New servers designed to simplify maintenance, increase performance

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HP extends Gen8 portfolio HP has extended its HP ProLiant Generation 8 portfolio with new servers.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 28, 2012

HP has extended its HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) portfolio with new servers that are designed to deliver increased performance, simplified maintenance and improved data centre uptime.

The expanded HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up includes new servers based on the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors, Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family and Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family. Optional enhanced HP PCIe Gen2 IO Accelerators reduce data access latency are designed to enable clients to achieve accelerated application performance and improved compute cycles.

"As a leader in scientific research to improve patient care, we require a technology infrastructure that can help us evaluate medical advances while eliminating costly, time-consuming manual operations," said Reinoud Reynders, IT manager, Infrastructure and Operations, University Hospitals Leuven. "The intelligent technologies built into the HP ProLiant Gen8 servers automate most of these tasks, saving us hours of administration time and decreasing operational expenses."

HP is also now offering new HP ProLiant Gen8 rack-and-tower servers and a new blade server with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, which includes; the HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8, a rack-optimised one-rack-unit (1U) server; HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8, a rack-optimised two-rack-unit (2U) design that provides improved compute and storage capacity for data centre applications; HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8, an expandable two-processor (2P) tower; and the HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8, a blade server ideal for midmarket and cost-sensitive enterprise customers.

HP also is adding AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor support to its HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up, with:

HP ProLiant DL385p, a 2U performance-based rack server designed for virtualisation, database and high performance computing workloads; and the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8, one of the first server blades with 2,000 cores per rack for virtualisation, database and high-performance workloads.

The HP ProLiant family of scale-up servers also will add support for the Intel Xeon E5-4600 processor in new, density-optimised form factors for both blade and rack servers. These will begin shipping in volume in the summer. 

HP has delivered HP ProLiant Gen8 servers clients including Bitedefender, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Garanti Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Purdue University, Raytheon, University Hospitals Leuven and Verint. 

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