HP Buying Guide

HP Buyers Guide

When it comes to the operability, security and control of a Hybrid IT infrastructure, businesses turn to the HP ProLiant line of servers, which are manufactured in the following families:

  • HP ProLiant Easy Connect
  • HP ProLiant MicroServer
  • HP ProLiant ML
  • HP ProLiant DL

Each family is designed for specific types of use, though all can handle a vast range of workloads.

 

HP ProLiant Easy Connect

Easy Connect servers are designed to give your company top quality performance with just a fraction of the normal-sized IT staff. The remote management of ProLiant Easy Connect servers is offered via Hewlett Packard through subscription services, which companies can buy for durations of one year, three years or five years.

With remote service subscriptions, client businesses receive expert engineering, advanced security and cloud integration with full access to Linux, Windows and software as a service (SaaS) applications.

 

HP ProLiant MicroServer

For small and upstart businesses, the compact yet fully capable Proliant MicroServer family of servers is the perfect solution. Companies with small IT departments — or small staffs in general — can keep their overhead costs down while enjoying maximum efficiency with a Microserver.

With MicroServer, you’ll get all the benefits larger companies enjoy — if not better — because you don’t even need to have a server room to reap the most advanced servicing features. For companies just starting out, the Proliant MicroServer line boosts productivity and virtually eliminates downtime, allowing for rapid growth in the marketplace.

The Gen10 ProLiant MicroServer is easy to install and operate. It also features a sleek design that can be set up in virtually any location. Perfect for the single office/home office (SOHO) environment, the features of the Gen 10 include:

  • 4K streaming media supportgen10 proliant microserver
  • Two-display port
  • Pre-loaded ClearOS™

 

The cost of a new server will pay itself off over time with increased operational efficiency and all the money you’ll save on IT and overhead costs. Alternately, you can save money by purchasing a certified refurbished model from the HP line of servers.

 

HP ProLiant Gen10 and Gen9 Tower Servers

For the up and coming business that functions in a remote or branch-office setting, the ProLiant Gen10 and Gen9 towers serve a full range of computing needs. With easy-to-use storage tools, a thorough management suite and energy-efficient design, the Gen10/Gen9 line can give your business the ultimate bang for the buck.

With its Simple tools, accessible processes and reliable server/hardware support, the HP ProLiant Gen10 tower makes administrative tasks easy by delivering the following benefits:

  • As much as 71% boost in performance and up to 27% boost in core, thanks to the Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • A 66% boost in bandwidth and vastly improved capabilities for memory-heavy programs
  • Checkpoint operations that work up to 27 times faster

 

Built for businesses of all sizes, but particularly advantageous for the small players, the HP ProLiant Gen9 meets workload requirements at only minimal costs and delivers the following benefits:HP proliant gen9

  • Four times the amount of computing capacity at only a fraction of the overhead cost
  • A 66-times increase in delivery speed, which allows for simple automation with virtually no errors
  • Four times the speed and performance of workloads, which boosts productivity and makes it possible for smaller businesses to grow faster

The technology behind the HP Gen10 and Gen9 ProLiant servers takes the hassle out of IT operations.

 

HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8

The HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 blade server is an ideal choice for startup businesses. Stats of the BL420c include:

  • Memory: 192 GB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel C600, Intel E5-2400
  • Storage:6 TB — 2 TB
  • Processor: Eight-core (2.3 GHz max), six-core (2.4 GHz max) or quad-core (2.2 GHz max)

The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant BL460c G7

The HP ProLiant BL460c G7 blade server is an affordable option for smaller companies looking to maximize their IT infrastructure. Stats of the BL460c include:

  • Memory: 6 GB RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel 5520
  • Storage: 800 GB — 2 TB
  • Processor: Six-core (3.06 GHz max) or four-core (3.2 GHz max)

The ProLiant BL460c Gen7 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8

The HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 blade server takes capacities several steps further from its predecessors. Stats on the BL460c include:

  • Memory: 512 GB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel C610, Intel E5-2600
  • Storage: 4 TB — 7.6 TB
  • Processor: E5-2600 v2 series (1.8 GHz — 3.5 GHz)

The ProLiant BL460c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Canonical Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8

The HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 blade server helps small and medium-sized businesses operate a range of workloads. Stats of the BL465c include:

  • Memory: 256 GB RDIMM
  • Chipset: AMD SR5690 and SP5100
  • Storage:4 TB — 3.2 TB
  • Processor: eight-core (3.2 GHz max), twelve-core (2.8 GHz max), sixteen-core (2.5 GHz max) or quad-core (3.5 GHz max)

The ProLiant BL465c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Canonical Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

hp proliant BL465c Gen8

 

HP ProLiant BL620c G7

The HP ProLiant BL620c G7 blade server facilitates workload efficiency at rates that can help even the smallest businesses gain competitive traction. Stats of the BL620c include:

  • Memory:0 TB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel 7500
  • Storage:6 TB — 2.4 TB
  • Processor: Eight-core (2.13 GHz max), six-core (1.73 GHz max) or ten-core (2.40 GHz max)

The ProLiant BL620c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8

The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 blade server can handle a vast array of workloads at maximum efficiency. Stats of the BL660c include:

  • Memory: 768 GB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel C600
  • Storage:6 TB — 2.4 TB
  • Processor: E5-4600 and E5-4600 v2 series (2.0 Ghz — 3.3 Ghz)

The ProLiant BL660c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant BL680c G7

The HP ProLiant BL680c G7 blade server can take businesses of various sizes and magnitudes to new levels of efficiency and productivity. Stats of the BL680c include:

  • Memory:0 TB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel 7500
  • Storage:2 TB — 4.8 TB
  • Processor: Eight-core (2.13 GHz max), six-core (1.86 GHz max) or ten-core (2.4 GHz max)

The ProLiant BL680c Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8

The HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 rack servers are ideal for companies that wish to keep their IT operations simple but able to handle a vast range of workloads. Stats of the DL160 include:

  • Memory: 384 GB max RDIMM
  • Chipset: Intel C600
  • Storage:4 TB — 16 TB
  • Processor: Eight-core (2.7 GHz max), six-core (2.9 GHz max) or quad-core (2.4 GHz max)

The ProLiant DL160 Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Oracle Solaris operating systems.

HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8

 

HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8

The HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 Rack Servers can help companies reap the benefits of maximum IP capabilities. Stats of the DL320e include:

  • Memory: 38 GB max
  • Chipset: Intel C204
  • Storage:2 TB — 16 TB
  • Processor: Two-core (3.1 GHz max) or four-core (3.7 GHz max)

The ProLiant DL320e Gen8 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating systems.

 

HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2

The HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 rack server can help businesses speed up productivity and rise in the marketplace. Stats of the DL320e include:

  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Chipset: Intel C222
  • Storage: 6 TB — 16 TB
  • Processor: Two-core (3.5 GHz max) or four-core (3.7 GHz max)

The ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Canonical Ubuntu operating systems.

 

HP Integrity Servers

HP Integrity servers are the perfect answer for businesses that seek non-stop computing for the operations that are integral to the lifeblood of a brand name. The Integrity line of servers offer uniform performance across a full range of application with virtually no downtime.

 

HP Integrity Rack-Mount Servers

The Integrity rack-mount range of servers encompasses the needs of startups and mid-sized businesses.

For the startups, HP offers the entry-class range of Integrity servers, which contains between one and four processors. These servers are built to handle a wide range of workloads and are operable in various settings. Entry-class servers deliver efficient performance with only minimal operational cost, and are designed to help small businesses grow into larger companies with greater ease.

entry-class servers

For companies that have already expanded into mid-sized entities, HP offers the mid-range line of Integrity servers, which boast anywhere from eight to 32 processors. These servers appropriate the functions of high-end computing for mid-sized players in the corporate marketplace, and are the perfect solution for a variety of applications.

 

blade servers utilize only 1/4 of the energy of regular serversHP Integrity Blade Servers

HP Integrity Blade servers are designed for the simple management of business workloads at merely a fraction of the cost generally associated with such functions. Blade servers utilize only a fourth of the energy of regular servers in their class. In comparison to other rack-mount servers on the market, HP Integrity Blade servers deliver as much as 2.5 times the computing capacity.

Equipped with HP’s one and only Blade Link technology, the servers in this line encompass two-socket, four-socket and eight-socket systems. Moreover, Blade servers are equipped with HP Virtual Connect Flex-10, which boosts the scalability and bandwidth of networks 20-fold.

All servers in the HP Integrity family offer virtualization and are compatible with Windows, Linux, UNIX and OpenVMS.

 

HP Integrity BL860c i2

A C-class server blade, the Integrity BL860c i2 is a flexible server blade with 24 DIMM slots that can carry up to 384 GB of RAM. The server can run on dual-core and quad-core processors and operate at speeds of up to 1.86GHz.

There are two enclosures to choose from when mounting the Integrity BL860c i2:

  • The HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure, which can carry up to eight servers in the BL860c i2 line
  • The HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure, which can carry up to four BL860c i2’s

The basic stats of the Integrity BL860c i2 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 14.42″ high, 20.02″ deep, 2.03″ wide
  • Weight: 26.5 lb (12.02 kg)
  • Power: 850W max

The Integrity BL860c i2 can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft, and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 10ºC.

 

HP Integrity BL860c i4

A C-class server blade, the Integrity BL860c i4 is a flexible server blade with 24 DIMM slots that can carry up to 384 GB of RAM. The server can run on dual-core and quad-core processors and operate at speeds of up to 2.53GHz.

integrity BL860c i4

There are two enclosures to choose from when mounting the Integrity BL860c i4:

  • The HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure, which can carry up to eight servers in the BL860c i4 line
  • The HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure, which can carry up to four BL860c i4’s

The basic stats of the Integrity BL860c i4 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 14.42″ high, 19.1″ deep, 2.025″ wide
  • Weight: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
  • Power: 850W max

The Integrity BL860c i4 can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft, and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 10ºC.

 

HP Integrity BL860c

The Integrity BL860c is HP’s follow up to the 9000 line of servers. Combining the capabilities of the Integrity line with the speed of the BladeSystem c-Class, BL860c takes virtualization to a new level.

The basic stats of the Integrity BL860c server are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 10.29″ high, 28″ deep, 1.69″ wide
  • Weight: 23 lb
  • Power: 595 W max
  • RAM: 48 GB max
  • Storage: 1.2 TB max
  • Processing: 1.6 GHz

The Integrity BL860c can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft., and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 10ºC.

 

HP Integrity BL870c

The next step up from the BL860c is the Integrity BL870c, which can handle eight core processors and hold four times the RAM (192 GB) of its predecessor.

HP integrity BL870c

The basic stats of the Integrity BL870c server are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 14.42″ high, 20.05″ deep, 4.1″ wide
  • Weight: 38 lb
  • Power: 960 W max
  • Storage: 2.4 TB max

The Integrity BL870c can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft., and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 10ºC.

 

HP Integrity rx1600

An affordable option with solutions geared toward a vast range of applications, the Integrity rx1600 server can carry up to 16 GB of RAM. The rx1600 runs on HP UX, Linux and OpenVMS operating systems, can run on one or two processors and can be rack-mounted in a 19″ HP cabinet.

The basic stats of the Integrity rx1600 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 3.4″ high, 26.8″ deep, 19″ wide
  • Weight: 29 lb (13.2 kg)
  • Power: 500W max
  • Hard Drives: 300GB 10K RPM max

The Integrity rx1600 can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft., and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 0º.

 

HP Integrity rx1620

The next step up from the rx1600 is the rx1620, which boasts an expanded range of capabilities. The Integrity rx1620 server can carry up to 16 GB of RAM. The rx1620 runs on HP UX, Linux, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter Edition operating systems. The rx1620 can run on one or two processors — 1.3GHz or 1.6GHz — and can be rack-mounted in numerous HP cabinets.

The basic stats of the Integrity rx1620 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 3.4″ high, 26.8″ deep, 19″ wide
  • Weight: 29 lb (13.2 kg)
  • Power: 585W max
  • Hard Drives: 600GB

The Integrity rx1600 can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft., and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 0º.

 

HP Integrity rx2600

Consolidating the features of its predecessors, the Integrity rx2600 server can carry up to 24 GB of RAM. The rx2600 runs on HP UX 11i version 2, Linux, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and OpenVMS V8.2 (or higher) operating systems. The rx1620 can run on one or two Itanium 2 processors — 1.0GHz or 1.6GHz — and can be rack-mounted in 19″ HP cabinets.

The basic stats of the Integrity rx1620 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 3.4″ high, 26.8″ deep, 19″ wide
  • Weight: 56 lb (25 kg)
  • Power: 714 W max
  • Hard Drives: 900GB

The Integrity rx1600 can operate at altitudes as high as 10,000 ft, and run at temperatures as intense as 95ºF and as low as 5º.

 

HP 9000 Servers

HP 9000 servers have been favored by IT engineers for more than two decades. Servers in the HP 9000 line range from entry level to mid-range to high-end. Key attractions of the entry level 9000 servers include 72 GB internal and 6.5 TB external disc capacities.

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HP9000 A-Class

Encompassing the A400 and A500 servers, the HP9000 A class is ideal for small businesses with grand workloads.

  • Disk Capacity: 72 GB internal, 6.5 TB external
  • Chassis: 2U

HP9000 A-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.

 

HP9000 rp24x0

Encompassing the rp2430 and rp2470 servers, the HP9000 rp24x0 is a choice range of servers for upstart and mid-sized businesses.

  • Disk Capacity: 146 GB internal, 6.5 TB external
  • Chassis: 2U
  • Memory: 8 GB

HP9000 A-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.

 

HP9000 R-Class

The HP9000 R-class is ideal for enterprise applications in smaller business settings.

  • Disk Capacity: 36 GB internal, 13 TB external
  • Chassis: 4U

HP9000 R-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.


HP9000 D-Class

The HP9000 D-class can help businesses grow from small to large with all the benefits of an enterprise-scale computing infrastructure.

  • Disk Capacity: 90 GB internal, 13 TB external
  • Chassis: 14U

HP9000 D-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.


HP9000 L-Class

The mid-range HP9000 L-class can help mid-sized businesses propel themselves into the big league, but without spending big bucks on regular overhead and IT maintenance.

mid range HP 9000 L-class
  • Disk Capacity: 72 GB internal, 35 TB external
  • Chassis: 7U

HP9000 L-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.


HP9000 K-Class

Another mid-range option, the HP9000 K-class is optimal for medium-sized companies that want enterprise-scale capacity.

  • Disk Capacity: 72 GB internal, 35 TB external

HP9000 K-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.


HP9000 N-Class

An even higher option in the mid-range, the HP9000 N-class is ideal for companies that are just a step away from dominating the market.

  • Disk Capacity: 72 GB internal, 71 TB external
  • Chassis: 10U

HP9000 N-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.


HP9000 V-Class

The HP9000 V-class is a high-level line of servers that favored by many IT engineers at large corporations.

  • Disk Capacity: 200 TB external
  • Memory: 32 GB

HP9000 V-class servers work with HP UX and Linux operating systems.

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