HP introduces ProLiant Gen8 Servers to enhance virtualised performance

INDUSTRY

-
Image: By BiztechAfrica
HP introduces ProLiant Gen8 Servers to enhance virtualised performance

HP recently unveiled two new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) four-socket servers that deliver increased compute power in less space, enabling clients to achieve return on investment within three months.

 

The industry’s first four-socket servers to incorporate HP 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.

Clients are continuously virtualising their compute-intensive applications in order to achieve greater utilisation and efficiency, and to facilitate the move to private and hybrid clouds. Many clients have virtualised 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 virtualisation and provide a foundation for creating private and hybrid clouds.

With a three-to-one sever-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 previous generations, and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 30%.

Additionally, the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server provides a space-minimising four-socket server in a 2U form factor without compromising performance, scalability or expansion requirements.

The HP ProLiant BL660c and HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers were designed to drive better performance for complex, virtualised environments so clients can access their data faster, optimise their system to achieve higher-performing workloads and add more virtual machines (VMs) per server. The new servers deliver:

-Improved storage performance with the first integrated PCIe 3.0 storage technology, providing twice the input/output bandwidth and up to six times faster performance than previous generations.

-Enhanced VM support with a memory design that is five times more dense than competitive offeringsand delivers lower latency than previous generations.

-Up to 50% better memory performance than competitive offerings, enabling more consolidation of virtual applications on fewer servers.

The new servers drive a balance of economics and density for customers, while optimising application performance to help speed innovation and business growth. For example, ZTE Corporation, one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors, needed to break through its capacity limitation and enhance the adaptability of the traditional data center in order to be able to keep up the business rapid growth.

“We needed to modernise our data centers in order to keep up with rapid growth and to ensure continued service to our customers across 140 countries,” said Yu Yuan, product manager, ZTE Corporation—Guangdong NewStart Technology Service Ltd. “We chose the HP ProLiant DL 560 Gen8 server over the competition because it offered increased virtual machine densities to reduce space and cost, while improving performance, which enabled us to develop a platform to build private clouds.” 

Built on HP ProActive Insight Architecture

HP ProLiant Gen8 servers redefine expectations and economics in the data center by leveraging HP ProActive Insight Architecture to offer new four-socket servers with unprecedented lifecycle automation. With a direct connection to the HP Insight Online portal, these servers accelerate problem resolution and reduce unplanned downtime. Through self monitoring, self diagnosing and proactive support, clients can resolve problems up to 66% faster. 

The advanced technologies of the HP ProLiant Gen8 portfolio, tested in real-world data centers, were built with 150 client-inspired design innovations that can virtually eliminate common server problems that cause failures, downtime and data loss.

 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

SureSwipe launches SureSwipe Move - an MPOS solution for SMEs on the go

SureSwipe, a leading Payment Services Provider (PSP), has launched the SureSwipe Move Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) solution in South Africa.  Read More

Riverbed advances partnership with Microsoft

Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, has announced that it is one of the first partners to join the new Microsoft Azure Certified program. Read More

Survey proves paperless SA office a distant dream

Despite modern technology resulting in many businesses now working with electronic documents, 90% of local businesses are still storing original paper documents, according to the 2014 Metrofile Information and Records Management Trends Index.  Read More

Create an app-ready network and connect with trillion dollar industry

The size, scope and wealth of opportunity that characterises IoT continue to attract the attention of businesses, especially industry leaders, says Kemp Technologies. Read More

Samsung to unveil curved TV in Ghana

Samsung Electronics West Africa is set to improve the viewing experience of Ghanaians with the unveiling of the new 2014 Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED TV that includes the world’s first Curved UHD TV into the Ghanaian market. Read More

CA Technologies redefines SaaS based IT Service Management

CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies has unveiled CA Cloud Service Management,  a mobile-ready, SaaS-based IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that delivers simplicity and speed across the enterprise. Read More

Huawei joins 5G Infrastructure Association Board

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced today that it has been elected to join the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in Europe at the General Assembly in Bologna. Read More

Cisco continues to reimagine collaboration

Cisco is continuing to reimagine the way we connect with those inside and outside of our organisations by delivering three new personal collaboration tools designed to help get highly collaborative work done without technology hassles getting in the way.  Read More

Brocade builds momentum in EMEA with Partner Education Programme

Networking specialist Brocade has reported significant growth in its accreditation partner base across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the first half of its financial year. Read More

Netxcell sharpens its focus on Africa

Netxcell Limited, one of India’s leading telecom technology solutions providers will be looking for partnership opportunities at the upcoming VAS Africa 2014 in South Africa.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.