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Enable small businesses to compete BIG with this first server solution: ML10 v2 + WS2012 R2


In this new Coffee Coaching session, Travis Newton, HP ML Category Manager, tells you all about a very affordable server solution for your small business customers—the HP ProLiant ML10 v2 server + Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation or Essentials.




If you have SMB customers who have not previously used a server, they may be wondering why they should even consider getting one. So, that is precisely where we will start our explanation of the ML10 v2 + WS2012 R2 server solution.


A server is engineered to manage, store, send, and process data, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. By their nature, servers are more reliable than desktops, and the architectural design of servers will have many features not found in desktops. With a server and a server operating system like Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, SMBs not only get file and network security, but also benefit from increased reliability, centralized data storage and shared resources, virus management, and centralized backup. 


The ML10 v2 is a HP entry level tower servers that supports Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 processors for improved performance in a 4U chassis. It is an outstanding choice for businesses looking for a server with low acquisition cost, increased connectivity slots for storage and networking, optimized compute with built-in reliability (four DIMM slots for ECC memory), agile management, and convenient expansion options (support for up to six LFF hard disk drives, four USB ports, and four I/O slots).


When considering server software to pair with the ML10 v2, there are two great options that we recommend! First, is Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, an economical, general purpose server operating system for physical computing environments. Foundation provides customers with a Windows Server experience for up to 15 users and is only allowed on a single processor server. The licensing for Foundation is a single server model with no CAL requirements. This full-featured 64-bit version of Windows Server enables core IT resources such as file and print sharing, remote access, and security.


The next option for pairing with the ML10 v2 server is Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials edition. This edition is designed for small growing businesses with hybrid storage and application needs and supports 25 users. It is the ideal cloud-enabled server software for small businesses, provides a powerful/flexible solution that helps control access to business data, and enables users to work remotely using almost any device. Essentials allows customers to simplify the integration of optional cloud-based applications and storage, as well as services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.


These server solutions give your SMB customers IT that is simple and reliable so they can focus on what is most important—running their businesses. To learn more about HP and Microsoft SMB IT solution be sure to join our Coffee Coaching communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.


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