New HP servers help SMBs grow, save time and cut costs

Posted on Jul 9 2013 - 5:58pm by Melba Bernad

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 HP Microserver Gen8 is designed for organizations with less than 10 employees.

The HP Microserver Gen8 is designed for organizations with less than 10 employees.

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.

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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.

HP Industry Standard Servers and Software Category Manager Veronica Escalante announces new servers for SMBs.

HP Industry Standard Servers and Software Category Manager Veronica Escalante announces new servers for SMBs.

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.

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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.

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About the Author

MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Upgrade Magazine.

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