Guest blog written by Mark Lackey, HP ProLiant DL560 Product Manager
Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with the latest HP’s ProLiant Gen8 Server announcements; we have another new product to add to the lineup! Check out the newest addition to the HP ProLiant portfolio - the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen 8 Server - now orderable and shipping!
This server redefines density-optimized 4-socket rack server technology without compromising on performance, scalability, or expandability. Included are the latest HP innovative and intuitive hardware and embedded management features, such as:
- HP SmartDrives
- the HP Smart Socket guide
- HP SmartMemory
- HP FlexibleLOM technology
- "3D Sea of Sensors”
- embedded HP Smart Array P420i RAID controller
- and more
Built on the HP ProActive Insight architecture, the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server includes a rich set of capabilities like HP Integrated Lifecycle Automation, Dynamic Workload Acceleration, Automated Energy Optimization and Proactive Service and Support to achieve greater levels of efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.
This server is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data-intensive applications where optimization of data center space and price/performance is paramount.
Don’t just take my word for it; read what some of our customers have to say about it.
“China Unicom is the world’s third largest telecom carrier and we serve almost 400 million customers with a network spanning more than 100 countries. We’re also the first Chinese telecom carrier to offer cloud-based services to enterprise customers. Our datacenter needed to be modernized to efficiently meet the rapidly changing business requirements. We needed to replace our 2-socket servers, and consolidate on a scale-up 4-socket virtualized server platform capable of supporting our compute-intensive database workloads. Dell, IBM, and Huawei, were considered, but we chose the new high density HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server, based on the best balance of cost efficiency without compromising on performance, better expandability, and great service. We’ve been impressed with the embedded Automated Energy Optimization capabilities, which are significantly reducing our energy costs. With the lower energy costs combined with space, maintenance and hardware cost savings, we expect a payback on our ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server investment within 3 months.”
Xu Jian, Project Manager of E-Business, China Unicom
“Commerzbank AG is a global banking and financial services company headquartered in Frankfurt and we serve over 16 million private customers, businesses and large corporate clients across 52 countries. To enable our continued growth and superior customer service amid the challenging global economy, we decided to modernize our data center. Our goal was to consolidate on a new virtualized scale-out server platform which can support higher virtual machine density, plus virtualization of our essential compute-intensive workloads. We chose the new HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server based on the best balance of high density and availability, combined with significant energy cost savings. We also expect the built-in HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Management Engine to help us improve our lifecycle management for improved uptime and lower admin costs. Overall, with all of the cost efficiencies we’re achieving with the ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers; our investment payback period is expected shorter than ever before.”
Michael Bartruff, Head of Unix Engineering, Commerzbank AG
If you’d like to read more notable quotes from customers such as China Merchant Bank and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as well as leading global software companies such as Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP, and VMware, click here.
Want to learn more before you buy? Go to the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server series site for a list of features, specs, and other relevant product details.
For more information on our lineup of servers and solutions visit the HP ProLiant Gen8 site and find out how to transform your server experience with customer inspired innovations.