Guest blog written by Molly Lombardi, HP ISS Integrated Marketing Manager
In today’s data centers, server deployment can be time consuming and problematic. In the past, you needed multiple tools to setup and deploy a server, requiring hours to get a server up and running. In the here and now, IT admins need tools that simplify and automate the process so they can spend more time on strategic initiatives that benefit the business.
The new HP ProLiant Generation 8 servers have built-in intelligence for simplified setup and maintenance that automate the most common tasks during each step of the IT lifecycle.
HP Intelligent Provisioning is a cool new feature- think of it as an “integrated administrator” that enables painless system setup and deployment. With the embedded pre-boot start-up and diagnostics tool, system configuration is now accelerated and more visible. Within 3 seconds, the system communicates with you and offers comprehensive system configuration prior to boot. It checks for configuration errors, and if one occurs, it tells you what went wrong and how to fix it. This enables you to identify and correct configuration errors before you deploy your system. In addition, the built-in smart update capability recognizes if the system software is out-of-date and will automatically download the latest update for you. Plus- it’s completely agentless, so there is no impact on system performance. Now THAT’S built-in intelligence!
This fully integrated system and OS configuration tool eliminates 45% of the steps, so you can deploy servers 3 times faster. With smarter servers behind you and your business, you can reclaim lost time and boost data center efficiency.
To learn how HP Intelligent Provisioning and a host of additional breakthroughs can help you transform your data center economics, be sure to check out: www.hp.com/go/proliantgen8