HP launches ProLiant Gen8 servers

HP launches ProLiant Gen8 servers

Result of a $US300 million, two-year program called Project Voyager

HP has unveiled its ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) line of servers as a result of a $US300 million, two-year program called Project Voyager.

Project Voyager is HP’s initiative in redefining datacentre economics by computerising each phase of the server life cycle.

HP ProLiant servers leverage the ProActive Insight architecture, a combination of tightly integrated hardware and software, to deliver intelligence and management of server health, power usage and other important diagnostics.

The built-in location awareness, real-time temperature data and automatic power tracking enables automation of energy optimisation in datacentres.

It aims to speed up application deployment by automating manual tasks, improve data-intensive storage performance, double the compute-per-watt capacity and improve first time issue resolution rates.

The server range is available with the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family.

HP is offering the ProActive Insight architecture services through the HP ServiceONE partner program in aiding partners to expand their technology services portfolio or offer co-branded services.

Support is available through its latest addition to the HP Support Centre portal, the HP Insight Online. Channel sales partners were educated on the new offering and opportunities through the HP Business Partner Solution Architect (BPSA) program.

The portfolio includes: the BL460c Gen8, the HP Proliant DL360p Gen8, the HP Proliant DL380p Gen8, the HP Proliant ML350P Gen8, the HP Proliant SL230s Gen8, the HP Proliant SL250s Gen8 and the HP Proliant DL160 Gen8.

The HP ProLiant servers are available from distributors – Ingram Micro, Dicker Data, Avnet and Lynx Technologies. Pricing for the range starts from $2999.

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