HP rolls out ProLiant Gen 8 servers

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 05, 2012

The company said that the new product line simplifies the process of maintaining and deploying servers.

As enterprises seek to harness the power of information, HP introduced its ProLiant Gen 8 family of servers, which it referred to as “the industry’s most intelligent line of servers.”

The company said that the new product line simplifies the process of maintaining and deploying servers.

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Scott Farrand, Vice President, Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP said the servers were built after two years of interaction with over 100, 000 plus customers, and spending around $300 million in R&D.

Farrand shared metrics for a 10,000-square-foot data centre where manual operations to support servers cost enterprises on an average around $24 million over a three-year period.

“HP ProLiant Gen 8 triples administrator productivity by eliminating most manual operations,” said Farrand.

He added that the Gen 8 can increase compute capacity per watt of energy by 70 percent and resolve unplanned downtime issues up to 66 percent faster via self-monitoring, self-diagnosing and proactive support.

ProLiant comes with the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family.

HP said that during the beta test, the company noted that it would take about five months to return on investment (ROI), have 30 days more for innovation and double the data centre capacity.

Dubbed as Project Voyager, the Gen 8 family of servers is the third phase of the company’s transformational roadmap for the server market.

Late last year, HP had started its phase one with the launch of Project Moonshot to build servers for low-energy computing systems followed by phase two that was aimed for mission-critical high-end server market, termed as Project Odyssey.