The new blade system innovations announced today have amazing features. While previewing the Gary Thome’s whiteboard video, I am jotting down notes “Two is greater than thirty”.. “And costs less”.. Deploy infrastructure in minutes” “Four times as many virtual machines per server or per rack”.. And it’s all true. (or my Mom would be mad)
The HP design & engineering teams know customers are really struggling with IT sprawl. There’s more stuff in their datacenters which is difficult to keep up with. As a result, customers typically today are spending up to 70 percent of the time just simply maintaining and managing their infrastructure and only 30 percent of the time on innovation. Gary’s video explains the ready for anything architecture HP is delivering today with Converged Infrastructure.
Here is a preview of the new blade servers Gary explains:
BL680c blade server
- The first blade to support up to 1 terabyte of RAM
- As many virtual machines as you might ever want - can handle over 4,000 virtual machines on a rack.
- Four socket blade
- FlexFabric capabilities.
- 60 gigabits of bandwidth
BL620c blade server
- Ultimate in two socket capabilities.
- Can have an incredible amount of scalability
- Up to half a terabyte of RAM and 40 gigabits of bandwidth on it
- FlexFabric capabilities
BL 2x220c blade server
- Designed and optimized for those high density computing environments / performance computing
- Two servers in a single blade = 32 servers in an enclosure or 120 servers in a rack
- FlexTen on the motherboard for Ethernet and also a 40 gigabit InfiniBand connection on the motherboard
BL460c blade server
- World’s best selling blade
- Flex fabric capabilities
BL490c blade server
- Updated to G7 - first generation of this server was designed primarily for virtualization
BL465c blade server
- Delivering great new performance levels
BL685c blade server
Delivering four socket performance at two socket economics.
Watch the rest of Gary Thome’s whiteboard video to see how it all comes together with Converged Infrastructure and HP BladeSystem Matrix. Please post any questions, comments or feedback, thanks.