For years manufacturers have been trying to take costs out of servers, cutting a dollar here and a dollar there just to save on the purchase price. The problem is that it costs a lot more than a couple of bucks to implement, configure, and maintain servers. Many cost cutting efforts, while well intentioned usually ended up increasing the overall administrative and operating costs. The introduction of the HP ProLiant Gen8 self-sufficient servers change this dynamic!
So who of you are NOT planning to increase the amount of compute and storage capacity to your data center over the next year or so? No one? I thought so.
Well as the number, complexity and required performance of applications increase I bet you’re all finding that the space, power and cooling capacity required to host the additional systems is at a premium.