In the first half of the year, the seventh generation multi-socket models appeared in the HP ProLiant lineup, including the eight-socket DL980 server, designed for corporate customers. In parallel with these models, HP is expanding its HP ProLiant server lineup for small businesses.
In September, HP introduced the smallest server in this series, called the HP ProLiant MicroServer. This system is half the size of a standard mini-tower (26 by 21 cm, depth - 24 cm) and fits perfectly on the desktop. And the noise level of it is no more than 21 decibels, i.e. like a regular laptop.
The server uses an AMD Athlon II 1.3 GHz processor and supports installation of up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and up to four 3.5-inch drives. The total storage capacity of HP ProLiant MicroServer can be as high as 8 TB with standard 2TB SATA drives. The standard HP ProLiant MicroServer configuration includes an integrated RAID controller, one Gigabit Ethernet port and two PCI-Express slots (x16 and x1), six USB ports, one eSATA port, and a 200W power supply. As an option, the server installs a DVD or DVD-RW CD-ROM drive.
The server is certified to work under Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, and Red Hat 5, and it has successfully tested the operation of the operating systems Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP / 7 / Vista.
The smallest server in the HP Proliant family is designed primarily for small businesses, i.e. firms with up to 15 users. Using HP ProLiant MicroServer in the computer networks of such companies will improve the reliability of storage and information retrieval, protection against external threats and overall network performance, and printing documents on a network printer will be simple and as accessible as possible.
In addition, this server can be used in the home network as a data storage and gateway to connect to the Internet. All sorts of photos, movies and electronic documents will always be at hand and reliably protected. The server can be used without a monitor and keyboard, which will allow you to easily find a suitable place for it in your home or office.
To simplify server maintenance, you can additionally install a remote control controller with which experts can configure the server, identify potential problems in its operation, and fix them from anywhere where there is an Internet connection. This significantly reduces maintenance costs and reduces equipment downtime.
Standardly, the server is provided with a one-year warranty, which can be extended for up to three years for a small amount of money with different response times.
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