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HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 = Availability, Expandability and Serviceability - A Winning Combination.


Combining the features of the HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 server with the advanced virtualization and scalability features of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 empowers users to provide flexible access to corporate resources, while also protecting valuable corporate information. In order for your SMB customers to be able to focus on what’s important—running their businesses—they need IT that is easy to manage, affordable, and highly reliable. And that is precisely what they will get with this server solution.


In this new Coffee Coaching session, Josh Koelewyn, HP Servers Americas product manager will tell you about a great pairing to fit the needs of your SMB customers: the HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server and Windows Server 2012 R2.





Let’s take a quick look at each piece of this great pairing.


First, the HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server.


The ML350 Gen9 is an efficient, high-performance, 2-socket 5U server that can be purchased as either a tower or rack mount. It delivers expandability, manageability, and reliability and is ideal for growing small to medium sized businesses and enterprise businesses alike.


This server offers support for 8-24 large form factor (LFF) or 8-48 small form factor (SFF) drive options, as well as improved storage expansion. In addition, customers can also choose from many other options including: Nine PCIe expansion slots, Eight USB ports, Numerous power supply options, Choice of PCIe standup 1GbE or 10 GbE network adapters, and Complete HP Care Pack support options.


And, what do we suggest you pair with it? That’s easy, Windows Server 2012 R2


Windows Server 2012 R2 comes in 4 editions, allowing your customers to select the one that fits their specific needs:

  • Foundation edition: for small businesses with up to 15 users running on single processor servers
  • Essentials edition: for small businesses with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors
  • Standard edition: for physical or minimally virtualized environments
  • Datacenter edition: for highly virtualized or private cloud environments


With Windows Server 2012 R2, your customers can scale to run their most important workloads with robust recover options. In addition, they will achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services.


To learn more about HP and Microsoft products/services for your SMB customers, be sure to join the Coffee Coaching community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn

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