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Award-Winning HP ProLiant Servers for SMBs

TerryFitzgerald

SmallBizWindows/AbsolutelyWindows gave us kudos for three essential products for growing small and midsized businesses (SMBs):

SmallBizWindows/AbsolutelyWindows also honored the entire line of HP ProLiant servers with its Hardware of the Year award. This is the second consecutive year that the outlet has recognized HP’s ProLiant server line with top honors.

 

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ProLiant Gen9: A New Way of Thinking

When we announced the ProLiant Gen9 series in 2014, it represented a new way of thinking about servers that has translated into increased productivity for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) – from better performance to increased reliability, manageability, mobility, and serviceability – and that’s a plus for growing organizations. Here’s why…

  • SmallBizWindows called the HP ProLiant BL460c “the best-selling blade server…and arguably the best-performing.” In particular, SmallBizWindows cited the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPU in the Gen9 version “that should have users experience up to a 70 percent gain in performance over BL460c Gen8.”
  • They also liked all the storage options for businesses: the HP ProLiant BL460c has a 20Gb FlexibleLOM NIC, and USB 3.0. DDR4 DIMMs are standard over 16 slots. If businesses use 64GB DIMMs, “the maximum memory for this server is 1TB. Not a misprint: one terabyte!” The BL460c also has available storage for two small form factor drives – another plus.
  • SmallBizWindows chose the HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 as its Rackmount Server of the Year because it was “the new entry in HP’s ProLiant rackmount offerings that excites us the most due to its combination of palatable pricing and features.”
  • Other benefits the award cited included the dual-CPU-capable ProLiant DL180 that comes with the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, offering users up to 12 cores and 16 DIMM slots that support DDR4 SmartMemory. Reviewers also liked that it can accommodate up to 12 large form factor or up to 16 small form factor hard drives. But, it was the price that really put the DL180 over the edge for the award: “For this and other improvements, coupled with the low-low entry cost, the HP ProLiant beat out its bigger brother DL380, and is the SmallBizWindows Rackmount Server of the Year 2015.”
  • The HP ProLiant DL80 Gen9 also got A-List Award status from PCPro UK – which means that it's “the best server they have seen in that category.” The DL80 is ideal for the cost-conscious small-to-midsized business that needs the right storage, networking, processor scalability and manageability in a 2U server.
  • SmallBizWindows also named the HP ProLiant ML310e its Tower Server of the Year. In a previous review of the ML310e, SmallBizWindows detailed what they liked about the entry-level server – above all, it was because HP has “raised the bar in performance, storage and storage options, with the hot-pluggable hard drive bays, for example, (and) reliability, implementation and management.
  • Finally, the management framework for the ProLiant BL460c also got high marks. HP’s OneView, available on HP ProLiant Gen9 Bladesystems and Rack servers help SMBs with more complex IT environments with automated provisioning and management across servers, storage and networking. All HP ProLiant Gen9 servers come with simple management tools to save time for your IT staff.

Find out more…

Learn more about our award-winning ProLiant servers and more for small and midsized businesses. HP’s Just Right IT portfolio not only offers award-winning servers, but also right sized networking, storage and technical services for growing businesses so that you can compete better, stay productive, and be more successful.

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