HP recently announced the industry’s most self-sufficient line of servers – HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8), the result of a $300M two-year program called Project Voyager. This addresses the top concerns of enterprises such as manual operations, unplanned downtime and growing server energy and facilities expenses cost.
This program is the company’s initiative to redefine data center economics by automating every aspect of the server life cycle. It has resulted in more than 900 patents filed and a new systems architecture called HP ProActive Insight architecture, which will span the entire HP Converged Infrastructure.
“The skyrocketing cost of operations in the data center is unsustainable, and enterprises are looking to HP to help solve this problem,” said Veronica Escalante, Category Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP Philippines. “We are delivering innovative intelligence technologies that enable servers to virtually take care of themselves, allowing data center staff to devote more time to business innovation.”
Tested in more than 100 real-world data centers, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are built with more than 150 client-inspired design innovations. This speeds application deployment and proactively improves uptime by automating manual tasks. As a result, clients can increase productivity, reduce errors and simplify operations which enables IT staff to save more than 30 days administration time a year per person in a typical 10,000 square-foot data center.
Smart analytics and workload-aware intelligence enable HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to adapt in real time to optimize system performance and efficiency. HP Advanced Data Mirroring and smart algorithms ensure data in as much as 1,000 times safer, speeding Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) initialization by 95 percent.
It has automated energy optimization that delivers nearly double compute-per-watt capacity and saves $7M in energy costs in a typical center over three years with HP ProLiant Gen8 energy-efficient servers and industry-first intelligent racks that feature built-in sensors.
This also includes proactive service and support which allows clients to achieve a 95 percent first time issue resolution rate with HP Insight Online which is integrated with HP ProLiant Gen8intelligent technologies, HP Insight Remote Support and HP services, and offers clients a converged server management and support experience through the automatic collection of server assets, health, contract, warranty and support case information.
The HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are available to early-adopter clients today and will be generally available through HP and worldwide channel partners throughout 2012.
This includes HP ProLiant ML tower servers for remote and branch offices and HP ProLiant DL rack-mount servers. Also included are HP ProLiant SL blade servers for cloud-ready Converged Infrastructure and HP ProLiant SL scalable system servers built for web, cloud and massively scaled environments.