HP recently announced their new and enhanced ProLiant server offerings that would benefit small and midsized businesses without burdening them with the high cost often associated to owning a server.
The new HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8) is made specifically for small enterprises such as retail stores, medical practices, and real estate offices that need a simple, scalable, and cost-effective solutions to power their business.
This microserver is an ideal first server that provides simplified setup, management and maintenance with innovative HP Smart Technologies, which enables SMB clients to reduce time spent on IT so they can focus on managing and growing their business. It offers centralized, anywhere, anytime data access to employees to boost productivity and collaboration through data sharing””and it is small and quiet enough to sit on a desk.
Designed for organizations with less than 10 employees, the HP MicroServer Gen8 shares and secures critical information in a central server. Data and applications housed on the server are remotely accessible from virtually any web-connected device with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials, improving productivity and collaboration.
The HP MicroServer Gen8 leverages several HP ProLiant Gen8 server innovations as well as the HP ProActive Insight architecture, enabling SMB customers to:
- Simplify system installation, setup and maintenance with the HP iLO Management Engine (iLO4) and HP Intelligent Provisioning , embedded in each server with software and preloaded tools ready to deploy for simplified management.
- Remotely manage the server from anywhere, anytime to increase productivity while lowering operational costs with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Essentials
- Continuously monitor performance with HP Active Health, which automatically assesses the servers for optimum health and lowest power consumption and accelerates application updates to boost server performance and improve uptime via HP Smart Update.
- Deliver an integrated, converged server and networking infrastructure solution with the optional, stackable HP PS1810-8G managed switch, which automatically discovers, monitors and accelerates the connectivity performance of both devices.
The HP MicroServer Gen8 also provides HP channel partners the opportunity to deliver new SMB services and partner revenue opportunities with HP Insight Online“”the industry’s first comprehensive cloud-based services portal.
The new HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8) retails for about P43k to P47k and already includes a switch (situated on top of the server). That’s more affordable than your average office laptop.