Press Release: February 18, 2014

HP Delivers Record-breaking Performance and Dramatic Efficiencies with HP ProLiant Servers

Offerings enable rapid business results with a reliable infrastructure for large-scale data analytics and business processing workloads

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 — HP today announced the new HP ProLiant DL580 Generation 8 (Gen8) server and upcoming enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers for its scale-up x86 portfolio.


As part of the industry’s broadest scale-up portfolio, these servers deliver breakthrough performance for mission-critical, data-intensive workloads with advanced reliability and a return on investment as low as three months.(1)


The overwhelming volume of information driven by the growth in mobility, cloud and social media is changing the way organizations do business. Organizations must deliver more transactions in less time at a lower cost, while leveraging big data analytics to turn information into insight. As a result, IT must change and scale to address the need for extremely fast business application performance and drive better business decisions.


The new generation of HP ProLiant scale-up x86 platforms delivers the optimal combination of compute performance, efficiency and reliability for business processing and complex data analytics.


Unleashing the power of business data with HP ProLiant scale-up x86 solutions
The new HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server, based on the Intel® Xeon® E7-8800/4800 v2 processor, offers the highest levels of performance and availability for demanding database workloads. Combined with unique HP ProLiant Gen8 innovations, the HP DL580 Gen8 server delivers:

  • Record-breaking performance, leveraging in-memory technology that accelerates business transactions up to 30 times faster.(2)
  • Efficiency improvements through infrastructure consolidation and intelligent management to provide a 45 percent reduction in total cost of ownership.(3)
  • Advanced system resiliency using HP Advanced Error Recovery for proactive fault isolation and HP Memory Quarantine for up to 30 percent greater memory and processor reliability.(4)

"With the increased performance and higher memory capacity of HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 servers, we can provide our customers with cutting-edge solutions to dissolve big data bottlenecks,” Christopher O'Malley, chief executive officer, Velocidata. “This technology reduces capital and operational costs, allowing us to continue building the world’s fastest data transformation, data quality and data simplification appliance-based solutions.”


HP also is announcing upcoming enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 versatile rack and blade optimized servers that offer best-in-class performance density for demanding application environments and data-intensive workloads. HP will be updating these platforms in the coming weeks with new performance and scalability features that will further extend their capabilities.


Extending the HP ProLiant scale-up x86 portfolio
The HP ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers leverage unique HP ProLiant Gen8 innovations, including a range of embedded automation and intelligent management features for integrated life cycle automation, dynamic workload acceleration and automated energy optimization. Powered by the HP ProActive Insight architecture, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers continuously analyze thousands of system parameters to enhance application performance and proactively improve uptime.


HP ProLiant Gen8 servers take advantage of HP’s Serviceguard for Linux, a high-availability clustering software, offering an industry-leading failover time that could be as low as four seconds.(5) These servers also feature HP Proactive Care, a flexible, comprehensive and cost-effective service that improves the availability and stability of industry-standard, converged, virtualized environments.


Today’s news, along with future DragonHawk and NonStop on x86 solutions, demonstrate HP’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled choice to confidently support their critical applications.


"Organizations demand extremely fast business application performance in order to keep up with today’s hyper connected world,” said Ric Lewis, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Server Business, HP. “Two years ago, HP announced Project Odyssey to meet these challenges and redefine the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap that makes mission-critical on x86 a reality while furthering the company’s investment in established mission-critical solutions. Today’s announcement continues to build on this promise of dramatic performance improvements at substantial efficiencies.”


“The rapid growth of big data and analytics driven by the mobile, cloud and social megatrends is creating new opportunities for a mission critical compute infrastructure that can satisfy the stringent application performance requirements in a highly reliable, secure and efficient manner,” said Matt Eastwood, group vice president and general manager, Enterprise Platform Group, IDC. “The ideal platform would be one designed expressly for business applications and decision support workloads to address these needs.”


Pricing and availability

  • The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen 8 is available for order worldwide starting at $13,079.(6)
  • Enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers are planned for next month.

HP’s premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June 10-12 in Las Vegas.

(1) Based on internal HP testing and calculations on HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers compared to HP ProLiant DL380 G5 and G6 servers. ROI on the HP DL560 in 2.9 months, up to 85 percent reduction in monthly operating expenses and overall three-year TCO savings of 77 percent. ROI, operational costs and TCO may vary due to country-specific costs.
(2) Testing conducted by Bwin.party Digital Entertainment running Bwin application. Performance increased to 450,000 requests per second with HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with in-memory technology vs. the previous maximum of 15,000 with Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
(3) Based on HP internal testing and calculations comparing 20 HP ProLiant DL580 G7 servers to 11 HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 servers. ROI, operational costs and TCO may vary due to country-specific costs.
(4) HP internal reliability simulations results using HP Advanced Error Recovery and HP Memory Quarantine. Compared to other server platforms based on Intel Xeon E5 architecture. January 2014.
(5) Based on HP internal testing of failover recovery of a packet or application on a local area network using HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server (2 Intel Xeon processors, 4 computing cores each) with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.7 running HP Serviceguard 11.20.00. Configuration excludes cluster reformation time.
(6) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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