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HP's ML350p Server named SmallBizWindows Server of the Year!



We are proud to announce that the HP ProLiant ML350p has been named the SmallBizWindows Server of the Year!


The ML350p Gen8 has many great features that helped it earn the title of Server of the Year. Today we want to look at a few of these features, some of the improvements of the Gen8 server, and Windows Server 2012 Essentials, server software that pairs well with the HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 server.


The HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server series is the latest generation of the best-selling ProLiant ML servers delivering best-in-class performance, availability and maximum expandability for enterprise data centers, remote branch offices and growing businesses.


The ML350p Gen8 comes equipped with HP Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO4), the industry’s most powerful embedded management technology, which provides simplified server setup, while enabling remote management allowing businesses to manage the servers anytime from anywhere. HP iLO4, along with HP Agentless Management, HP Active Health System, and HP Intelligent Provisioning (previously known as SmartStart) give users reduced overall complexity of server deployment and management.







–Now let’s look at some of the improvements of the HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8:


-          Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family supporting up to 8 cores per processor

-          New Smart Storage family of controllers and drives

-          Maximum storage with support for up to 18 LFF or 24 SFF drives

-          Robust iLO4 remote management engine

-          8 PCIe 3.0 and 1 PCIe 2.0 I/O slots for additional communications and storage expansion

-          Redundant Power Supply and Redundant Fans

-          Optical Drive Bay (up to 3)


Now that you know a few of the features that we believe earned the ML350p Gen8 the title of Server of the Year, we want to recommend our preferred Windows OS for this platform: Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Essentials is an ideal server for small businesses providing a powerful, flexible solution that helps protect business data, while allowing customers to access the information they need from virtually anywhere using almost any device.




Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides easier setup, installation, and better network-wide security features and incorporates the latest Microsoft technologies for management, networking, data storage, and backup, security, and document and printer sharing.  Windows Server 2012 Essentials uses per server licensing and has a max of two processors, twenty-five users and no CALs. That´s the reason we consider it an ideal pairing for the HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8. What is your choice?


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