ASIA PACIFIC, Mar. 16,2012–HP today announced the industry’s most self-sufficientlineofservers – the HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8).
HP ProLiant Gen8serversarethe result of a $300 million, two-year programcalledProjectVoyager, the company’s initiative to redefine datacentereconomicsby automating every aspect of the server life cycle.Todate, Project Voyager has resulted in more than 900 patentsfiledanda new systems architecture called HPProActiveInsightarchitecture, which will span the entire HPConvergedInfrastructure.
Withintelligenttechnologiesthat automate tasks and significantlyimprove uptime,HP ProLiant Gen8 with HP ProActive Insightarchitecture addressesthe top concernsof enterprises. For example,in a typical 10,000square foot datacenter:
Companies spend on average of $24 million over threeyearsonmanual operations to support servers.(1) HP ProLiantGen8triplesadministrator productivity by eliminating mostmanualoperationssuch as server updates, which typically take fivehoursofadministrator time per rack of servers. The industry-firstHPSmartUpdate feature can perform the same update in 10minutesorless.(2)
Growing server energy and facilities expenses cost companiesupto$29 million over three years.(1) HP ProLiant Gen8 featuresHP3-D Seaof Sensors, an industry-first technology thatidentifiesoverutilizedservers based on real-time location, power,workloadand temperaturedata, increasing compute capacity per wattofenergy by 70percent.(3) HP 3-D Sea of Sensors alsoautomatesenergy efficiencywhile eliminating 100 percent ofmanualconfiguration and inventoryprocess errors.
Unplanned downtime costs clients approximately $10millionanhour.(4) With industry-first HP Active Health and HPInsightOnlinetechnologies, HP ProLiant Gen8 is the onlyserverthatautomatically analyzes its own health across 1,600datapoints.Through self monitoring, self diagnosing andproactivesupport,clients can resolve unplanned downtime issues upto 66percentfaster.(5)
“The skyrocketingcostofoperations in the data center is unsustainable, andenterprisesarelooking to HP to help solve this problem,” saidStephen Bovis,vicepresident & general manager, IndustryStandard ServersandSoftware, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “We aredeliveringinnovativeintelligence technologies that enable serverstovirtually takecare of themselves, allowing data center stafftodevote more timeto business innovation.”
Project Voyager isthethirdphase of HP’s multiyear transformation plan for theservermarket,which began in November 2011 with ProjectMoonshot.ProjectMoonshot changed how servers are builtforextreme-low-energycomputing. ProjectOdyssey,phasetwo, redefined the future of mission-criticalcomputing. Withphasethree, Project Voyager, HP automates everyaspect of theserver lifecycle.
HPProActiveInsightarchitecture elevates customer experience
HP ProLiant Gen8’s ProActiveInsightarchitecturecomprises powerful hardware and softwarethatdelivers server lifecycle automation. At the same time,itprovides continuousintelligence on server health, power usageandother importantdiagnostics. As a result, online system updatescanbe deployed threetimes faster, with as much as 93 percentlessdowntime.(6)
Tested in morethan100real-world data centers, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers arebuiltwithmore than 150 client-inspired design innovations.Theseinnovationsdramatically accelerate application performance andalsoallowadministrators to maximize server availabilitybyeliminatingcommon problems that cause failures, downtime anddataloss. Theseinclude:
Integrated Lifecycle Automation – speedsapplicationdeploymentand proactively improves uptime by automatingmanualtasks. As aresult, clients can increase productivity, reduceerrorsandgreatly simplify operations. With these improvements,HPProLiantGen8 servers enable IT staff to save more than 30daysofadministration time a year per person in atypical10,000square-foot data center.(7)
Dynamic Workload Acceleration – improvesdata-intensivestorageperformance by almost seven times with aconverged serverandstorage design that leverages intelligent,HPsolid-statetechnologies.(8) Smart analytics andworkload-awareintelligenceenable HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to adaptin real timeto optimizesystem performance and efficiency. Unique HPAdvancedDataMirroring and smart algorithms ensure data is as muchas1,000times safer, speeding Redundant Array of IndependentDisks(RAID)initialization by 95 percent.(9)
Automated Energy Optimization – deliversnearlydoublecompute-per-watt capacity and saves $7 million inenergycosts in atypical data center over three years (10) withHPProLiant Gen8energy-efficient servers andindustry-firstintelligent racks thatfeature built-in sensors. HP3-D Sea ofSensors automates inventorymanagement and preciselytracks powerusage per rack and server,allowing administrators toeasilyoptimize workload placement.Competitive servers forceorganizationsto manually inventory,track and measure power andcooling. Thisrequires extensiveresources, incurs risk of downtimedue toconfiguration errors anddrives up energy costs.
Proactive Service and Support – enables clients to achievea95percent first time issue resolution rate with HPInsightOnline,the industry’s most comprehensive cloud-based, ITmanagementandpersonalized support portal.(11) HP Insight Onlineisintegratedwith HP ProLiant Gen8 intelligent technologies, HP Insight Remote Support and HP services, and offers clients a converged servermanagementandsupport experience through the automatic collectionof serverassets,health, contract, warranty and support caseinformation.Data isavailable securely anywhere, anytime, allowingclients tograntaccess to HP-authorized channel partners via the HP ServiceONE program, providing proactive problempreventioninaddition to rapid resolution.
The new HP ProLiant Gen8 platforms introducedtodayareexpected to ship worldwide in late March 2012. Startingpriceswillrange from US$1,723 to $2,878 and vary basedonconfigurations.This includes HP ProLiant ML tower servers for remote and branchofficesandversatile HP ProLiant DL rack-mount servers that deliver abalanceofefficiency and performance. Also included are HP ProLiant BL blade servers forcloud-readyConvergedInfrastructure and HP ProLiant SL scalablesystem serversbuilt for web, cloud andmassively scaledenvironments.
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HP estimate based on Gartner IT metrics: ITStaffingLevels,Sustaining IT Shared Services and Cloud Computing2011 andGartnerData Center Demographics and Sizing 2010.
HP internal time and motion study HP ProLiant Gen8 380vs.DellR710.
HP internal comparison HP ProLiant G7 to HP ProLiant G8.
Based on HP internal testing and development overatwo-yearperiod and other competitive materials, including the“CostofDowntime Tool” developed by IDC for HP, copyright 2009.
Based on HP internal comparative testing usingHPInsightOnline.
Based on internal testing with a fully online firmwareandsystemsoftware update with HP SUM 5.0 vs HP SUM 4.2.
HP internal measurements of administrator timesavingsforphysical server management.
Based on internal testing that compares an HP ProLiantG7serverwith a standard 15K SAS drive to that of HP ProLiantGen8serverwith a Solid State Drive.
Probability comparisons made between RAID (twodrives)versusAdvanced Data Mirroring (three drives) of apotentialsecondfailure, in addition from data derived frominternaltesting.
HP estimated energy savings of HP ProLiant G6 toHPProLiantGen8.
HP-commissioned third-party analysis.
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