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Matchmaker Monday: WS2012 R2 Foundation + ProLiant Gen9

Xani

In our new Matchmaker Monday blog series, we will be looking at each edition of WS2012 R2 (from Foundation to Datacenter) and making recommendations on which Gen9 server we would pair with them.

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 helps you build, deploy, and scale modern applications and high-density websites for the datacenter and the cloud. WS2012 R2 is available in four editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter. Whether a company is a large enterprise, a service provider, or a small or medium-sized business, Windows Server 2012 R2 can help cloud optimize the business.

 

For our first Matchmaker Monday blog, we will start at the beginning with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Edition. Foundation edition is great for small businesses that are just starting out and are using a single processor server. As it is an entry-level product, there are a few important specifications you should be aware of before deciding if it is right for your SMB:

  • Limited to 1 processor
  • No virtualization
  • Purchase is not available through Microsoft directly (can acquire it via HP or its channel partners)
  • No CALs required- Foundation comes with 15 user accounts included

 

HP  offers many new ProLiant Servers that are ideal pairings for Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation edition. Today, we will take a quick look at just a few of these: the HP ProLiant ML10 v2, HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9, and HP ProLiantDL120 Gen9.

 

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Both the HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9 and ML10 v2 are single socket tower servers that provide an excellent first server solution for SMBs. Here are a few key specs to know about the ML10 v2 and ML110 Gen9:

 

 

ML10 v2

ML110 Gen9

Processor

Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3

Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3

Memory

Max of 32GB HP Smart Memory DDR3 1600 MHz

Max of 256GB HP Smart Memory DDR4 2133 MHz

Processor core available

2 or 4

4, 6, 8, or 10

Networking

2 x 1 Gb embedded

2 x 1 Gb embedded

Storage Controller

HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i

HP Dynamic Smart Array B140i

Server Management

iLO Standard, Insight Control

iLO Management (standard), Intelligent Provisioning (standard), iLO Essentials (optional), iLO Advanced (optional)

 

If a rack server would be a better match for your SMB, HP offers the HP ProLiant DL120 Gen9 server. The DL120 Gen9 has an enterprise class design packed in a dense 1U/1-socket form factor, and offers a combination of performance, redundancy, and expandability.

 

 

 

DL120 Gen9 Server

Processor

Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3

Memory

Max 256 GB HP Smart Memory DDR4 2133 MHz

Processor core available

4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, or 18

Networking

2 x 1 Gb embedded

Storage Controller

HP Dynamic Smart Array B140i

Server Management

iLO Management (standard), Intelligent Provisioning (standard), iLO Essentials (optional), iLO Advanced (optional)

 

Which do you think is best for your SMB customers? Be sure to join us next week for the next edition of our Matchmaker Monday blog series in which we will cover the Essentials edition. For more HP and Microsoft SMB news and updates be sure to stay connected by joining our Coffee Coaching communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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