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HP Expands Entry-level Server Portfolio for Midsize CompaniesPALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2008
HP today announced new economical servers, application solution “blueprints” and enhanced remote management software that can help midsize companies reduce operating costs while supporting their growth.
The company’s entry-level server portfolio now includes four new HP ProLiant server platforms that help midsize customers with limited space, budgets and IT staff. The servers’ easy-to-use tools guide users through system configuration for fast installation so customers can focus on what matters most – growing their businesses.
HP also has developed new Midmarket Business Solutions that cut the time and effort needed for customers and channel partners to either create or upgrade critical business applications for entry-level ProLiant servers.
Additionally, HP is helping customers save time and increase staff productivity by enhancing its Lights-Out 100 Remote Management capability with upgrades to ensure affordable remote server control.
The new products and solutions are part of HP’s Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio, which helps customers of all sizes reap the benefits of an infrastructure tailored to their business requirements.
“HP is aggressively focused on creating technologies that reduce complexity for midsize customers at every step,” said Paul Gottsegen, vice president of marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “With these new products and solutions tailored to address their needs, midsize customers don’t have to be IT experts to keep their businesses up and running.”
Expanded entry-level portfolio broadens customer choice
The four new platforms in the HP ProLiant entry-level portfolio are dense, high-capacity servers that improve data availability while protecting against data loss with embedded Serial ATA (SATA) Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID). In addition, these servers feature a high-efficiency power supply option which helps lower electricity costs.
The new lineup includes:
Also updated with the new features are the ProLiant ML110 G5, ML150 G5, ML310 G5 and DL320 G5p.
New HP solutions address continuity, security and efficiency
Through its channel partners, HP also is offering easy-to-deploy solution “blueprints” and enablement tools for midsize businesses. HP has collaborated with Microsoft and Citrix to create new HP Midmarket Business Solutions for ProLiant entry-level servers.
With the embedded SATA RAID and Lights Out enhancements of the new ProLiant servers, the HP Midmarket Business Solutions offer enhanced continuity and efficiency. HP-approved configurations available today include:
In addition, HP has developed “ProLiant Partner Kits” to support its channel partners in helping midsize customers recognize the value and benefits of the new products and services immediately. The kits include sales enablement information, customizable campaign material and customer solution information.
Easy-to-use remote management
To help midsize customers save time and simplify management of ProLiant 100 series servers, HP is adding several new features to its line of HP Lights-Out 100 Management processors, including:
With Lights-Out 100i Advanced Pack, Lights-Out 100i Select Pack and Lights-Out 100c Remote Management Card, customers gain access to cost-effective, secure remote control for ProLiant 100 series servers. Key benefits include:
Servers backed by services support
The new servers are backed by HP Total Care, which was recently expanded specifically for midsize businesses. The Total Care offering includes support, services and programs to help companies customize technology decisions, maximize technology investments for a quick return and keep their businesses safe.
Additionally, the HP ProLiant portfolio is supported by HP Care Pack services, which cost-effectively upgrade or extend standard warranties with easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages. The Care Packs also include service options that help lower the risks of downtime with support levels that range from hardware and software support to enhanced proactive mission-critical service.
Customers deploying HP technology also may take advantage of financing, leasing and asset management solutions from HP Financial Services. HP Financial Services helps customers manage to the lowest total cost of ownership – from planning and acquiring technology to replacing and retiring it. Additional information is available at www.hp.com/hpfinancialservices.
Availability and pricing(2)
The HP ProLiant DL160 G5 and DL185 G5 are currently available. The DL180 G5 and DL165 G5 are expected to be available within 90 days. The ProLiant Partner Kits also are expected to be available within 90 days.
Pricing for the DL160 G5 starts at $1,399 and the DL185 G5 at $1,749. Pricing of the Midmarket Business Solutions is available through HP channel partners and varies based on the number of users or capacity requirements. Pricing for the Lights-Out 100i Advanced Pack is $199 per license, the Lights-Out 100i Select Pack at $99 per license and the Lights-Out 100c Remote Management Card at $219.
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(1) “U” is an abbreviation for a unit of measurement of the height of a rack-mounted device. A single “U” equals 1.75 inches tall.
(2) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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