Oct 14, 2011

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PRIMA offers you server solutions that won’t break your company’s budget

For budding companies out there, looking for a server can be a daunting task that requires an equally daunting investment. If you look at those IBMs, Dells, and HP servers, even if you find the right server that would fit your company, you would probably cringe when you see the price. Some would opt to go with a powerful desktop PC to act as a server but you should know it’s not enough. Having non-server grade components for your server will surely shorten its lifespan.

I was able to have a chat with local server solutions company called PRIMA last week and they showed me their strength over other established server brands out there. First and foremost, PRIMA is a local server brand for Intel (the only one), they’re not those fly-by-night clone server manufacturers. Basically, the internals like the processors, memory modules, motherboard, hard disk, power supply, etc. are the same server-grade and authorized by Intel as that of the established brands.

Case in point with this PRIMA VS 1 and it’s HP counterpart, the Proliant ML350. If you lay down the specs side-by-side, things are looking pretty much the same but you will save almost 50% in price.

PRIMA VS1 HP Proliant ML350 G6 1P 6GB-R P410i/256 460W RPS Tower Server
Number of CPU support 2 2
CPU installed Multi-core Intel Xeon E5620  2.4Ghz Multi-core Intel Xeon E5620  2.4Ghz
FSB / cache 5.86GT/s QPI, 12MB 1333Mhz, 12MB
Chipset Intel® 5520 Chipset Intel® 5520 Chipset
Total Slots 6 6
Slot types 4 x PCI express 2.0 x 8 slot 1 x PCI-Express x16 Gen2 (x8 speed)
1 x PCI express 1.0 x 4 slot (x8 mechanical) 1 x PCI-Express x8 Gen2 (x8 speed)
1 x PCI 32/33 (5V) slot 4 x PCI-Express x8 Gen2 (x4 speed)
Optical Disk Drive SATA DVD-R/RW Drive SATA DVD ROM
Memory/ Max. Capacity 4GB ECC DDR3 / 4 DDR3 DIMM sockets (Unbuffered only),32GB max 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered DIMMs
HDD / capacity 2 x 500GB SATA2 fixed/ 4 max fixed bays; 4 hot swap bays 2 x 507127-B21 HP 300GB 10K SAS 2.5 HP HDD;(8) SFF SAS/SATA HDD Bays; upgradeable to (16)
Intel RAID support RAID 0,1 optional RAID 5 thru IESRAID
Integrated LAN 2 x Intel GB LAN with VT Embedded NC326i PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter
Integrated Graphics Server Engine LLC PilotII w/ 64MB DDR2 Integrated ATI RN50, 64MB video standard
Power Supply 600W fixed w/ PFC (1) 460 Watt Hot-Plug (Redundancy enabled) power supply
System Mgt. Software Intel Deployment Assistant HP Integrated Lights-Out Standard
Chassis Type Tower Tower
Accessories none PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse ship standard
Warranty 3-3-3 3-3-3
Operating Syterm (options) All Certified Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
VMware
HP Citrix Essentials for XenServer
SRP Php89,000.00 Php165,000*

I’m not saying that branded players are making a killing out of the market but they do have a name to protect so they must offer top-notch support and services. But for small start-ups, being practical when it comes to server-hunting than having a brand is more important and that’s where PRIMA comes in.

PRIMA is not yet well-known in the server circles but they have a lot of wins already in the government sector. If you wish to learn more about the company or see other servers and services they offer, head over to www.primasolutions.com.ph.



  1. u says they already have a niche in govt? i thought govt is technically strict to their computers and servers requirements?
    but actually this brand is affordable but for us in SMB sector i may use this in dev environment…..

    • i dont know how strict government is but i don’t think they can dictate which brands to use. hardware reqs yes but brand no. yep, good for startups and sme/smbs.

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