Success is one ‘problem’ every enterprise wishes it had more of. But for IT managers running industry-standard two-processor (2P) servers, growing user communities and increasing transaction volumes can pose a challenge.
“They run out of capacity for expansion on the server itself and their user community continues to grow,” says Bob Kohut, HP Industry Standard Servers. “The drive to consolidate and virtualize only adds more urgency to the goal of attaining higher capacity and performance levels without expanding the footprint.”
Two-processor servers are a start, and it’s now time for many organizations to consider the next step.
“Industry-standard multiprocessor servers can provide an answer that will enable IT to meet surging demand,” Kohut says. “HP’s range of four-processor [4P] servers and the new eight-processor [8P] ProLiant DL785 G5 give users performance headroom and the ability to grow, all on the same industry-standard platform.”
One customer that understands the benefits of multiprocessor technology is Fiver Media, a provider of services and software to media companies. “We demand a lot from our HP ProLiant servers,” says Pete Wilson, Fiver Media’s NSA Systems Manager. “Our transactional database applications require very high memory bandwidth and low latency, something the ProLiant DL585 has handled expertly for years. The new, affordable eight-socket HP ProLiant DL785 offers an excellent avenue for scaling our database applications to meet our clients’ increasing transactional volume, with low risk and high return.”