At HP Discover 2013, HP announced the release of three new HP Proliant servers: the HP Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2 server, the HP Proliant ML310e server, and the HP Proliant MicroServer Gen 8.
Suffice it to say, I felt that HP was addressing me directly, and making these servers available in an attempt to satisfy our – Logikworx’s needs for SMB and entry level servers for the upcoming server refresh season.
HP Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2
The Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2 is a 1U form factor tool-less access rackmount server. Boasting of HP’s Gen8 ‘sea of sensors’ among other innovations, the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series CPUs, supporting up to 3.6 GHz and 4 cores, support for up to two Large Form Factor (LFF) or four Small Form Factor (SFF) drives, four DDR3 UDIMMs, and 300 W or 750 W power supplies. Additionally, the DL320e Gen8 v2 Server supports the 24-port HP 1810 Switch Series. That, is pure icing on this cake!
HP Proliant ML310e Gen8 v2
The Proliant ML310e Gen8 v2 is a little brother to our workhorse ML350, which, over the years, has garnered several Server Of The Year Awards from us, and is currently the standard management server used by Logikworx at all locations.
Check out the following enhancements to this server:
- Latest Intel Xeon E3-1200v3 Series processors
- Dedicated iLO connection for faster and more secured data transmission
- Windows Server 2012 compatibility
- Energy efficient Ethernet network adapter
- Seamless network connectivity that extends the benefits of Converged Infrastructure
Proliant MicroServer Gen8 comes with HP iLO4, Intelligent Provisioning for quick and simple installation and Instant out-of-box server set up and deployment. It also has embedded remote management technology.
I am looking forward to getting my grubby mitts on these babies shortly.
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