HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server + Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition


HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server
ML350 Gen10 Server.pngThe HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server delivers a secure dual-socket tower server with performance, expandability, and proven reliability making it the choice for expanding SMBs, remote offices of larger businesses, and enterprise data centers.

What’s New with the ML350 Gen10 Server
- Support for Intel Xeon Scalable processors – full stack.
- 2600 MT/s HPE DDR4 SmartMemory RDIMM/LRDIMM offering 8, 16, 32, or 64 GB.
- Security through firmware and standard chassis features.
- Re-designed shorter chassis with multiple drive cage options for upgrade, including 8 SFF Express Bay to support NVMe solid state drives.
- Graphic process unit (GPU) support for graphic-intensive applications like Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and machine learning.


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition
Pairing the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition is a great option for customers with highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments. The Datacenter edition is based on a core-based licensing model, which was introduced with Windows Server 2016. Core-based licensing provides a more consistent licensing metrics across environments, enabling multi-cloud environments, improving workload portability, and helping remove friction across different licensing models. Learn more about core-based licensing from our core-based licensing FAQ blog.

The Windows Server 2016 licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs). Each user and/or device accessing a licensed Windows Server Datacenter edition requires a Windows Server CALs or Windows Server and Remote Desktop CALs. Learn more about CALs from our CALs FAQ blog.

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter customers benefit from a variety of new features including: Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined networking, Storage Spaces Direct, ad Storage Replica. Customers utilizing the Datacenter edition of Windows Server 2016 also receive rights to unlimited Operating System Environments (OSEs) or Hyper-V containers and unlimited Windows Server containers.   

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Features:
- Core functionality of Windows Server
- Unlimited Operating System Environments (OSEs/Hyper-V containers)
- Unlimited Windows Server containers
- Host Guardian Service
- Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica
- Shielded Virtual Machines
- Networking stack



Microsoft Windows Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK) Licensing From Hewlett Packard Enterprise
rok_blk_pos_rgb.jpgWhen selling a ML350 Gen10 + Windows Server 2016 Datacenter solution, don’t forget about HPE's OEM Microsoft Reseller Option Kit (ROK) licensing. ROK delivers, through our reseller partners, value pricing, flexible choices, one-stop ordering, and single source support to help customers be more productive, achieve more with their investment, and keep their business running smoothly. HPE ROK is the very same Windows Server operating system one would get directly from Microsoft. However, through HPE’s OEM agreement with Microsoft, HPE is able to customize and optimize Windows Server specifically for ProLiant servers, and it is BIOS-locked to ensure it can only be installed on ProLiant servers. Learn more about ROK from our ROK FAQ blog.


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