HP have recently launched a new range of HP ProLiant G6 servers
HP Redefines Server Economics with HP ProLiant G6 Portfolio (HP Press Release)
The big news is that you can get a LOT more RAM and disks into a single server
For example, the ML350 (our favoured server) supports a maximum of 144GB of RAM and has space for 16 small form factor hard disks (8TB total!)
Other highlights include more internal sensors, energy efficient power supplies, dynamic power capping, dramatically faster storage controllers (reportedly twice as faster as the previous generation) and a dual port NIC (specific features depend on model chosen)
The full G6 line up,
HP ProLiant DL380, DL370, DL360, DL180 and DL160 rack-optimized servers;
HP ProLiant BL 490c, BL 460c and BL 280c server blades;
HP ProLiant ML370, ML350 and ML150 tower servers.
I imagine we’ll start seeing some deals for existing G5 stock so keep an eye out for them!
Some other useful links on this
HP ProLiant Server Family Guide – a great PDF outlining the full Proliant range
HP Virtual IT Center – Look for the G6 range specific section
Video on HP website outline new features on the ML350 G6 (have a look through the Proliant channel – lots of other videos there)