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HP ProLiant DL560 as the perfect match for Windows Server 2012 Datacenter.


Hello everyone,


If you are wondering how to find the perfect match for Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, look no further! Today, we are presenting the newest features of the DL560 Gen8 server, which will delight your customers with its processing power and technologies.


As we all know, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition provides unlimited virtual instances, making it ideal for highly virtualized private and hybrid cloud environments.


This DL560 Gen8 server is packed with the latest HP innovative and intuitive hardware and software features that match perfectly with hardware requirements for Windows Server 2012 Datacenter:



Processor family

Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 product family

Number of processors

1, 2 or 4

Processor core available

8 or 6 or 4



Maximum memory


Memory slots

48 DIMM slots Maximum

Memory type




Expansion slots

(6) Maximum - For detail descriptions reference the QuickSpec

Network Controller

1Gb 331FLR Ethernet Adapter 4 Ports per controller or
10Gb 530FLR-SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 2 Ports per controller
Depending on model



Maximum drive bays

Hot plug, depending on model

Storage Controller

Smart Array P420i
Applicable to all models



Form Factor

(fully configured)



iLO Management Engine, Insight Control

*For detailed US quick specs PDF click here

DL560 Gen8 offers 3rd generation PCI-Express connectivity, up to 8 cores and up to 2.9GHz clock speed with memory up to 1600MHz.




The DL560 Gen8 allows up to 6 expansion slots, all full-height, with the following limits:

• Two large (full length)

• 3 slots 16 lines PCI-e

• 2 high power consumption to 150 watts 


In addition, the DL560 also includes the following technologies enabling IT efficiency and proactivity:

  • Intelligent Provisioning
  • Active Health System
  • Insight Online
  • Flexible LOM

Now, what are the most important applications for this server?


The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data intensive applications where optimization of data center space and price/performance is vital.


This server is both HP supported and Microsoft Certified to be used with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter as you can see in the Windows Server online Catalog.


In conclusion, the ProLiant  DL560 Gen8 server is the perfect choice for business and scientific customers seeking a high processing level coupled with the focus on the physical space and performance per watt, which are both designed to increase your organization's efficiency.


If you want to learn more about Support and Certification for ProLiant, visit HP's interactive Windows Support and Certification Webpage


To learn more about this server, review this Coffee Coaching session where Carlos Cuiña, the HP ProLiant Product manager, tells us more about this great choice (in Spanish/ with English subtitles): 






Be sure to join the conversation about the DL560 Gen8 in the Coffee Coaching community!


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