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Why ProLiant?

Maximize your business return on virtualization — with HP ProLiant confidence

In a virtualized environment, when so many applications now depend on the performance of a single server, trust and confidence in the server platform are paramount. HP ProLiant and BladeSystem are designed to be your smartest choice for virtualization. ProLiant’s reputation for consistent, reliable performance; innovative technology (like Integrated Lights Out, iLO); and saving time and money was built on earning our global customers’ satisfaction and trust. Here are the ProLiant capabilities that will help you get the most from your virtualized environment.

Reliability – Why?  Because as you put more applications on a single server you need to be able to trust the server will perform, all the time

  • ProLiant is designed with redundancy throughout: redundant power supplies, fans, and hard drives
  • Memory Protection and Resilience are built-in: ProLiant gives you the ability to withstand multiple failures in your memory sub-system and still keep running
  • Automated Monitoring: instrumentation is built-in to measure temperature, power, and the operational health of many components, enabling the system to send pre-failure alerts to your management console.

Expandability – Why?  Because virtualization really pushes the limit of the hardware so all the subsystems have to scale with the demand

  • Memory (design for per Core scalability): Larger memory footprints enable more virtual machines. ProLiant offers up to 512GB.
  • Processing power: Multi-core scalability and up to 8 processors per server gives you the performance and scalability demanded by virtualized environments.
  • I/O Bandwidth (design for per instance scalability): ProLiant I/O bandwidth scales as the number of cores increases, helping reduce bottlenecks.
  • Up to 9 slots x4, x8 x16 which can be used to add network ports, fibre channel, and Infiniband controllers
  • Network ports (design for multiple network paths) – multiple high-performance network ports are available to meet the networking demands of virtualization.
  • Virtual Connect Flex-10 – is the world's first technology to divide and fine-tune 10Gb Ethernet network bandwidth at the server edge.
  • HP BladeSystem – is an infrastructure in a box proven to save time, power and money in data centers to match the unique needs of large or small IT environments.

Management for Virtual Environments – Why?  You want your management time to correlate more closely with the number of servers you have, not the number of virtual machines you run.

  • HP SIM-enabled – all versions of ProLiant Virtualization are manageable under HP Systems Insight Manager, a foundational element of the Insight Control software portfolio
  • Insight Dynamics – VSE - is advanced infrastructure management software that allows you to analyze and optimize your adaptive infrastructure to manage physical and virtual resources in the same way.
  • Integrated Lights Out (iLO) – gives you the freedom to enable remote control of your ProLiant servers without compromise for routine and emergency situations
  • Insight Control – Essential infrastructure management to deploy servers quickly, manage health proactively, control from anywhere, and optimize power confidently

Power and Cooling – Why?  With the high costs of power and cooling, virtualizing workloads on fewer servers can reduce power utilization. HP technologies allow further optimization by efficiently and effectively powering and cooling the servers while offering better management of the power.

  • Power management and capping at both server and rack level – as you virtualize you want to control your power and cooling requirements; Reclaim trapped power and cooling capacity - up to 220% - with new Dynamic Power Capping.
  • Dynamic Smart Cooling – a holistic data center-wide approach to managing cooling, Dynamic Smart Cooling can help IT organizations more efficiently cool their data centers
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