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DL80 Gen9 gives SMBs cost effective IT


In this session of Coffee Coaching, Josh Koelewyn, Product Manager for HP Rack Servers, tells you about a server solution that just does that: the HP ProLiant DL80 Gen9 server paired with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. After telling you a bit about the DL80 Gen9 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Josh also goes into which editions of 2012 R2 pairs best with the DL80 Gen9 for your SMB customers’ specific needs.






The HP ProLiant DL80 Gen9 server is a 2U rack server and an ideal platform for running Microsoft Windows Server 2102 R2 Essentials or Standard edition. A new member of the HP ProLiant 2P/2U server family, it supports up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600v3 processors with a maximum of 12 cores per processor. This server supports up to 256 GB of memory that can run at up to 14% higher speeds, has up to six PCIe Gen3 IO slots, and meets growing data needs with drive configurations of 4, 8, or 12 Large Form Factor (LFF) Hard Drives or SSDs.


When your customers deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 on the DL80 Gen9, they will be able to scale to run their most important workloads with robust recovery options. To determine which edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 is the best fit for your customers, you must first understand the similarities and differences of the Essentials and Standard edition.


WS2012 R2 Essentials edition is the ideal cloud-enabled server for small businesses with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors. In comparison, Standard edition is recommended for non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environments.


Do not forget to encourage your customers to prepare and execute their upgrade and/or sustained engineering plans as early as possible for their HP Server Platforms and Windows Server Operating Systems. Keeping IT up to date ensured that their product remains supported and that it benefits from the many enhancements, fixes, and security updates provided by HP and Microsoft through the latest releases.


Learn more about the DL80 Gen9, Windows Server 2012 R2, and other server solutions for your SMB customers by joining the Coffee Coaching community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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