New HP Proliant G6 Range Launched

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

Review of the new line up on the Register

Review of the new line on techhead

Video on HP website outline new features on the ML350 G6 (have a look through the Proliant channel – lots of other videos there)

Proliant page on HP.com

ML350 World Wide Quickspecs

Launch details on James Henry’s Proliant blog

What’s new with HP ProLiant?

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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