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The HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure — we call it "Shorty" — offers an amazing range of storage, server, and network configurations in one box. And, it can be plugged into any standard outlet, anywhere, delivering answers to your business issues around power, space and cooling.

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Minimum requirements: Shorty takes up 25% less space and uses 30% less power,* while HP Thermal Logic Technology eliminates the need for special power or cooling equipment.**

Maximum versatility: Shorty offers an amazing range of storage, server, and network configurations in one box, so you can tailor it to the specific needs of your business — no matter how much they change. You can reconfigure, add, replace, and recover servers and move applications in minutes.

No compromise: You won’t have to sacrifice data protection or computing performance, because Shorty uses the same enterprise-class blade components as the full-sized HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure.

Easier to manage: HP Insight Control lets you monitor and control your system from almost anywhere, while drastically reducing the amount of time needed for common maintenance.

*Comparison based on power tests performed August 8, 2007, by HP labs between similiarly configured HP ProLiant BL460c server blades and Dell 1950 servers.

**Based on HP BladeSystem c3000 environment requirements.

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"We’ve always been impressed with HP’s blade server offerings, and the BladeSystem c3000 is no exception."

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Issue Date: February 2008
By: Dave Mitchell

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