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Looking for an ideal platform for virtualizing with Microsoft Windows Server?


Did you know that the HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 server is an ideal platform for virtualizing with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter? In this Coffee Coaching session, Hillorie Bachmann from HP’s worldwide server product management team tells you the ins and outs of this server solution that is ideal for your SMB customers: the HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 + Windows Server 2012 R2.






Delivering on the promise of a modern datacenter, modern applications, and people-centric IT, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a best-in-class server experience that cost-effectively cloud-optimizes your customers’ businesses. With WS2012 R2, SMBs get enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that are simple to deploy, cost-effective, application-focused, and user-centric.


Wondering how to choose the edition of Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard or Datacenter, that is right for your customers to pair with the DL160 Gen9. Microsoft makes the process of choosing the ideal edition simple. To decide which edition fits your customers’ needs, start by looking at your customers’ virtualization needs—the Standard and Datacenter editions are differentiated only by virtualization rights. The Standard edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 provides two virtual instances, making it ideal for low density or non-virtualized environments. In comparison, the Datacenter edition provides unlimited virtual instances and is ideal for highly-virtualized private cloud environments.


Now that you know a bit about Windows Server 2012 R2, and how to choose the best edition for your customers’ needs, let’s take a quick look at the other half of the server solution, the HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 server.


The HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 is the next generation 2P 1U value server replacing the DL360e Gen8. This server supports up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 processors and offers 16 DIMM slots of HP DDR4 SmartMemory, with built-in intelligence to reduce downtime. The HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 server delivers the right balance of performance, storage, reliability, manageability, and efficiency, all in a dense and compact chassis, to meet the needs of a diverse set of customers.


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