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The world’s best-selling server, the HP ProLiant DL380 Server, just got better!




Guest blog written by Stephanie Whalen, HP Servers

The world’s best-selling server1—the HP ProLiant DL380 Server—is designed to adapt to the needs of any environment, from large enterprise to remote office/branch office and SMBs. With Gen9, the DL380 just got better, offering enhanced reliability, serviceability, flexibility, and availability, all backed by a comprehensive warranty, making it ideal for any server environment.





The HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server is designed to help your SMB customers reduce costs and complexity, leveraging Intel’s latest E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 70%2 performance gain. In addition, this server offers your customers up to 18 cores and 24 DIMM slots of HP DDR4 Smart Memory offering improved performance and efficiency. The DL380 Gen9 has a flexible redesigned chassis, including new HP Universal Media Bay configuration options with 8 to 24 Small Form Factor (SFF) and 4 or 12 Large Form Factor (LFF) drive options, with additional rear drive support for expandability and investment protection. The newly redesigned HP Flexible Smart Array or HP Smart SAS HBA Controllers give users flexibility to choose the optimal 12 Gb/s controller most suited to your environment. Customers also get flexibility in networking with 4x1 GbE embedded plus, HP FlexibleLOM or PCIe standup 1GbE or 10GbE Adapters providing your customers with a choice of networking bandwidth and fabric.



As strategic partners and industry leaders for nearly 30 years, Microsoft and HP combine the intelligence of the world’s most self-sufficient servers, such as the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9, with the renowned productivity and ease of use of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. Combing the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server with Windows 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter edition will give your SMB customers an ideal server solution with Windows Server 2012 R2 providing enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that are simple to deploy, cost effective, application focused, and user centric. By providing users with flexible, policy-based resources, while also protecting their corporate information, WS2012 R2 and Gen9 enable IT to empower users.


For more information on the HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers and Windows Server 2012 R2, join the Coffee Coaching community on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and be on the lookout for new Gen9 Coffee Coaching sessions on YouTube coming soon!


1: Q214 IDC WW Quarterly Server Tracker, August 2014

2: Source as of 3 April 2014: Intel internal measurements on platform with two E5-2697 v2 (12C, 2.7GHz), 8x8GB DDR3-1866, RHEL6.3. Platform with two E5-2697 v3 (14C, 2.6GHz, 145W), 8x8GB DDR4-2133, RHEL6.3.

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