Hewlett Packard’s ProLiant servers have become a platinum standard across the information technology industry for their robust architecture and solid performance. The ProLiant line saw the rollout of the Gen8 series two years ago to widespread acclaim, and garnered an even greater foothold for the company in the IT realm.
Not one to rest on its laurels, Hewlett Packard has stunned the industry in recent weeks with the highly anticipated introduction of the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server. The subject of buzz that spoke in eager whispers of hitting the streets in mid to late 2014, the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 practically dropped out of nowhere and is already earning high praise from IT professionals.
Keeping with the remarkable scalability of its predecessors in the ProLiant series, the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 boasts the same successful philosophy of system integration and upgradeability. At its core is the heart of a true IT beast: four CPU sockets supporting, depending on configuration, up to (4) 15-cores of Intel’s Xeon® E7-8800/4800 v2 processor. Further enhanced with in-memory technology radically accelerates simultaneous operations and error detection and recovery (utilizing HP Memory Quarantine for automatic isolation of uncorrectable hardware errors). The result is that the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server delivers performance 30 times faster and with 30 percent greater efficiency than its predecessors do in the ProLiant lineage. A drastic increase in capability, especially bearing in mind that the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 has room to expand with an astounding 3 terabytes of memory courtesy of 96 DIMM slots loaded with HP SmartMemory.
But one of the most attractive features of the new HP DL580 G8 is how it optimizes its operation in reference to outside costs and energy efficiency. The ProLiant Gen8 series was already widely hailed for its energy-efficient design: among the most aggressive to come to market yet. The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 continues the tradition, boasting a stunning 45% reduction in total cost of ownership across its serviceable period of use. Between its astonishing workload capacity and intensively lowered cost of operation, the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 has been calculated to pay for itself within a matter of three months (when most fully optimized and configured for the intended IT architecture).
There is no mistaking that Hewlett Packard has shattered industry expectations with the release of this power house server. Further evidence that the HP ProLiant line will continue to maintain its market sahre, the ProLiant DL580 Gen8’s technical prowess is almost certainly a shot across the bow among HP’s competitors in the high-stakes arena of information technology: one that is resounding clear and hard.