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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 + PS1810-8G Switch: an Ideal Pairing for SMB!


Small businesses must constantly find new ways to grow amidst the many challenges they face. This often means they must do more and more with fewer resources. Many SMBs feel they lack the IT resources needed to manage rapid data growth and are concerned with increasing security risks and the challenges of protecting critical business data. Moreover, many SMBs must find a way to do it all on a limited budget. To do it all, they require products that scale up as their businesses grow, and investments that will give great return, while still allowing them to save on operational costs and overhead costs.


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To help SMBs with all of this, HP offers the perfect solution, the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 & PS1810-8G Switch solution. This solution from HP brings the industry’s first converged infrastructure solution for small businesses. Today we want to take a moment to tell you a bit about the switch portion of this solution, the PS1810-8G (for more information on the ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 see our previous blog). HP designed the PS1810-8G Switch with small businesses in mind! This switch is perfect for SMBs looking for key networking features, in an easy-to-use, affordable, solution. Custom designed to work with the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, this 8-port switch has an innovative design that allows it to physically stack on the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, helping customers save valuable office space.


The PS1810-8GS has many other features that make it ideal for office deployment, including a fanless design and the latest energy-saving capabilities—Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and idle-port power down. Making it a perfect match for the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, the PS1810-8G has built in technology that will enable automatic discovery of ProLiant Gen8 Servers. In addition, this switch offers many customizable features including VLANs, Spanning Tree, and link aggregation trunking, and can optionally be powered by an upstream Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch.


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