HP recently announced a new addition to its HP ProLiant server portfolio with the release of Generation 9 (Gen9) servers. The HP ProLiant Gen9 servers will allow users to reduce complexity and cost while accelerating IT service delivery to promote business growth. This release of the new server line furthers HP’s vision for compute, the future of data center technology with the Gen9’s new technology features and workload-optimized design. The new Gen9 systems include blade, rackmount, tower, and scale-out architectures. HP has said that ProLiant Gen9 servers will launch in waves between now and June 2015.
The new ProLiant Gen9 server line is designed to address challenges such as the ability to deliver more services, applications, and storage while reducing costs by providing flexible, scalable computing resources that are tailored to users’ business goals. Optimized for convergence, cloud, and software-defined environments, the HP ProLiant Gen9 server line features many new innovations. Some of these features include converged management across servers, networking, and storage to provide a software defined enterprise as well as HP-unique PCIe accelerators and HP DDR4 SmartMemory to increase compute capacity. Other innovative technology features include quick setup, monitoring, and firmware maintenance with secure embedded management including RESTful APIs and UEFI for hybrid cloud environments and increased performance with HP SmartCache and HP FlexFabric adapters.
HP Gen9 servers are designed to run modern workloads that provide organizations with new capabilities. By deploying ProLiant Gen9 servers, businesses will be able to triple compute capacity and increase efficiency across many workloads at a lower TCO with design automation and optimization. The workload performance of applications that are business-critical will also improve by up to four times to accelerate business growth through memory, networking, and HP storage advances.