With HP ProLiant Gen8 and its expanded ecosystem of programmes, HP is helping organisations transform technology silos to efficient, highly automated IT infrastructures that allow as many as 30 days a year to be reallocated from maintenance tasks to innovation that fuels growth.
The expanded HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up includes new servers based on the latest AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors, Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family and Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family. Optional enhanced HP PCIe Gen2 IO Accelerators that reduce data access latency enable clients to achieve accelerated application performance and improved compute cycles.
To address the growing requirements that span from small and mid-size businesses up to enterprise organisations, HP is offering new HP ProLiant Gen8 rack-and-tower servers and a new blade server with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family:
HP also is adding AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor support to its HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up, with:
The HP ProLiant family of scale-up servers also will add support for the Intel Xeon E5-4600 processor in new, density-optimized form factors for both blade and rack servers. These will begin shipping in volume in the summer.
The HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance is focused on maximizing the built-in intelligence of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. Alliance members are leaders in the memory, storage, input/output (I/0), power and infrastructure segments. They design technology that meets HP ProActive Insight Architecture standards to help analyze thousands of system parameters, and deliver high levels of automation, aiding in the reduction of data center downtime caused by manual errors.
Technology contributed by alliance members is intelligently integrated with HP ProLiant Gen8 to enable the communication of alerts, metrics and other critical system analytics to the HP Insight Online support portal. Clients that leverage HP's service feature to troubleshoot issues and optimize performance can decrease their problem-resolution time by as much as 40 percent, reducing potential downtime.
Additionally, HP is working with leading global software companies, such as Microsoft Corp, Red Hat, SAP and VMware to set industry-leading performance benchmarks with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers.
HP Proactive Care provides clients comprehensive "direct to expert" support and services for problem resolution that is up to 66 percent faster. This eliminates the delay spent cycling through escalating levels of support and minimizes downtime.
Integrating server diagnostic data with automation tools in HP ProLiant Gen 8 servers provides clients an unmatched support experience for optimization, cost-effectiveness and problem prevention.
To help clients speed time to adoption and maximize their investments, a "ProLiant Gen8 Capabilities and Technologies" course is now available through HP Education Services.
The new HP Financial Services Refresh for Less programme provides organisations with the opportunity to transition to HP ProLiant Gen8 without requiring capital budget so they can realize immediate operational savings. HP Financial Services can further ease customer transition from legacy servers with capabilities ranging from trade-ins and logistics, to renewal, remarketing and recycling services.
HP has delivered HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to thousands of new clients, including Bitedefender, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Garanti Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Purdue University, Raytheon, University Hospitals Leuven and Verint.
"As a leader in scientific research to improve patient care, we require a technology infrastructure that can help us evaluate medical advances while eliminating costly, time-consuming manual operations", stated Reinoud Reynders, IT manager, Infrastructure and Operations, University Hospitals Leuven. "The intelligent technologies built into the HP ProLiant Gen8 servers automate most of these tasks, saving us hours of administration time and decreasing operational expenses."
The new HP ProLiant Gen8 platforms are expected to be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning in June. Pricing will range from $1,600 to $3,500, and varies based on model and configurations.