Now that HP ProLiant G7 servers have officially gone end-of-life, it’s time to take a good, hard look at their successor – HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. What are the key differences between the two generations, and what advantages do the new generation of HP ProLiant blade and rackmount servers provide? Well, with over 150 design innovations from the G7 architecture, there are definitely plenty of improvements to talk about.
Beginning with the improved technologies and features, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers come equipped with cutting-edge Intel Xeon E5 processors for superior energy-efficiency, reduced I/O network latency, and overall improved performance. Gen8 servers also feature LRDIMM memory, which provides reduced loading for enhanced speed and a memory capacity ranging up to 768GB.
Along with enhanced performance, Gen8 servers also feature improved server management through the new HP Integrated Lights Out 4 (iLO 4). HP iLO4 features the new HP Agentless Management, HP Active Health System, HP iLO Mobile App, HP iLO multi-language support, and HP Sea of Sensors 3D. These features deliver enhanced thermal and power control as well as secure server management and simplified server deployment.
Designed to decrease downtime, failures and data loss, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers also feature Integrated Lifecycle Automation with HP Intelligent Provisioning, Dynamic Workload Acceleration, Automated Energy Optimization, and Proactive Insight Experience and Insight Architecture Alliance. These features combine to offer incredible server intelligence and automation for an intuitive, optimized server experience.
The most popular new models within the HP ProLiant Gen8 server family are: HP BL460c Gen8 blade servers, 1U HP DL360p Gen8 rack servers, and 2U HP DL380p Gen8 rack servers.