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NAS gateway solution built on HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server for Small Business IT

Do you expect more from your edge computing? Here is a solution that delivers with a secure gateway and network-attached storage (NAS) to protect your network and to store and back up your files.

It’s been a while! HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server was introduced into the ProLiant Gen10 portfolio in November 2018.  If HPE SMB-network solution-blog.jpgyou did not catch that introduction, here is the blog to help you get up to speed.  Recently, an HPE partner selected this server to be the main component for a gateway and network-attached storage (NAS) solution built for their customers. The partner chose the ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server for these key reasons:

  • Compactness with a form factor that looks like a firewall appliance
  • Affordable cost right for small businesses
  • Right amount of expandability and storage capacity

Learn more about this gateway-NAS solution

This gateway-NAS solution is perfect for an office with 50 employees. Here’s why: As a small business, you have limited budget and you look for ways to achieve more with less out-of-pocket costs. At the same time, keeping your network safe and your data stored and backed up are two of the most critical priority for every business.

When configured with the right amount of storage (that is, at least 1TB), the ProLiant DL20 can run both the gateway applications such as VPN and content filtering plus NAS applications such as file sharing, storage, and backup applications—all at the same time.   

Be sure to take a look at the ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server running a gateway-NAS solution if you are looking for these business outcomes

  • Keep your business running with a secure gateway that protects the network and can also be used for storage and backup.
  • Increase IT efficiency with a solution that can be used as a multi-function server, providing enough storage capacity to run gateway security plus act as a NAS server, virtual private network (VPN), and backup storage target.

Read more In this solution brief: Expect more from your edge computing—HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server for network protection, network attached storage, and more

And be sure and check back! We will be delivering a deployment guide that will take you step by step on how to deploy this solution.

Want to know more about the HPE ProLiant DL20 Server?

 HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server is part of the world’s most secure industry-standard server portfolio[1]. It is a single socket Intel Xeon E Series-based processor with a three-year warranty including parts, labor, and onsite service.

As noted in this a Serve the Home review

"Although most servers today are dual socket, higher memory, and core count affairs, there is a notable segment of the market that needs small, low core count, high clock speed servers. Great examples of this range from dedicated web hosting to EDA applications.”

Describing the ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server as a compact and agile server with class-leading flexibility, features, security, and serviceability, the review also points out:

  • HPE’s mechanical engineers have been designing simple solutions like this for generations of servers.
  • Labeling of major system components inside the server lid (what we referred to as the hood label) make maintenance significantly easier—which can be a life saver.
  • iLO5 and HPE’s silicon root of trust help prevent against firmware attacks.
  • iLO5 allows basic administrative tasks such as powering on/off the server remotely.

What solutions can you build on the ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server?

 Reimagine all the possibilities with this compact and agile server. Watch and learn more:


[1] Based on an external firm conducting cybersecurity penetration testing of a range of server products from a range of manufacturers, May 2017.

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I am a Solutions Marketing Manager for the Small and Midsized Segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I blog on topics of interest for Servers and Solutions.