Hewlett-Packard this week introduced two industry-standard ProLiant servers that the vendor is gunning toward the adaptive infrastructure.
The ProLiant ML570 G2 and the ProLiant DL380 G3 enable enterprises to achieve virtual presence and control, increased levels of memory protection through new "hot-add" memory, and offer a balanced, scalable architecture for optimal performance.
If HP has its way, these servers will be the first to market with Intel's next-generation Xeon processor, code-named "Gallatin."
"The market leadership of HP ProLiant servers -- the industry's most complete portfolio of standards-based servers -- is based on a history of innovation and support of industry standards," said James Mouton, vice president, Platform Division, HP Industry Standard Servers. "With our 'hot-add' memory technology and enhanced management software announced today, combined with our unrivaled partnership with Intel, we are delivering valuable, industry-first servers that provide increased management capabilities and reliability for customers."
The ProLiant ML570 G2 is a four-processor server with hot-add memory capability, and the ProLiant DL380 G3 is a density-optimized dual-processor server. The two will be targeted at different markets.
The ProLiant ML570 G2 is being positioned as ideal for supporting remote sites or data center computing needs. According to HP, the 4-way expansion server offers increased reliability with hot-plug mirrored memory, powerful management capabilities, and unmatched internal expansion and flexibility. It offers business continuity and responsiveness by delivering fault resilience with hot-add memory, a key element of the vendor's much talked about Advanced Memory Protection technology, which enables enterprises to add memory on-the-fly and support additional users without bringing servers down.
HP also notes that the larger cache contained in the Xeon MP processors enables the ProLiant ML570 G2 server to provide customers with performance levels up to 80 percent faster than the current generation for database and back-end applications.
The ProLiant DL380 G3, on the other hand, will be positioned for application usage. Key features that HP believes render it optimal for such use include lights-out management, enterprise-class uptime, a 2U design that allows customer to maximize floor space, and redundant hot-plug features.
The ProLiant DL380 is available immediately at a list price of $3,399.
More information about the ProLiant ML570 G2 can be obtained by calling +1 800 888 9909.