Small and midsized businesses searching for a server that could support growth and boost business productivity may want to consider looking at HP’s new servers designed for SMBs.
The new offerings include the HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8), the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 and the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2.
“Small and midsized businesses require innovative server solutions that meet their specific business needs and price points to remain competitive,” said Veronica Escalante, business manager, Industrial Standard Servers, HP Philippines. “These new HP ProLiant servers are easy to use, highly reliable and cost-effective to maintain, enabling our SMB customers to boost business performance, save time and cut costs.”
Citing a study by AMI Partners, a global strategy consulting firm, Escalante revealed that at least 5.1 million small businesses worldwide will purchase their first server within the next five years.
Escalante said the new HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8) is an ideal first server that provides simplified setup, management and maintenance with HP Smart Technologies. The HP MicroServer offers centralized, anywhere, anytime data access to employees to boost productivity and collaboration through data sharing—and it is small and quiet enough to sit on a desk.
Designed for organizations with less than 10 employees, the HP MicroServer Gen8 shares and secures critical information in a central server. Data and applications housed on the server are remotely accessible from virtually any web-connected device with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials, improving productivity and collaboration.
Available with either an Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron processor, the HP MicroServer Gen8 is embedded with the HP iLO Management Engine (iLO4) and HP Intelligent Provisioning for simplified management.
The server can be remotely managed from anywhere, anytime with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Essentials. The performance of the servers can also be continuously monitored with HP Active Health, which automatically assesses the servers for optimum health and lowest power consumption and accelerates application updates to boost server performance and improve uptime via HP Smart Update.
The MicroServer can also deliver an integrated, converged server and networking infrastructure solution with the optional, stackable HP PS1810-8G managed switch, which automatically discovers, monitors and accelerates the connectivity performance of both devices.
The price of a MicroServer Gen8 with 1 terabyte hard disk drive and a 3-year warranty starts at Php 37,000. Meanwhile, the price of a MicroServer bundled with an HP Switch, 1TB HDD, and a 3-year warranty starts at Php 43,500.
The HP MicroServer Gen8 also provides HP channel partners the opportunity to deliver new SMB services and partner revenue opportunities with HP Insight Online—a comprehensive cloud-based services portal.
For businesses that are looking to expand their IT infrastructure, the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2–starting from Php55,000– is an updated, full-featured, single-processor tower server with enterprise-class manageability for SMBs with remote or branch offices that need to boost productivity and connectivity and simplify management with maximum uptime.
Meanwhile, the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 is a new compact, single-processor, rack-optimized server that can be deployed anywhere. It is ideal for single-application uses, such as small businesses and chain stores, and is ideal for factory automation, medical, transportation, telecom and military. Price for this server starts from Php58,000.