HP aims for smarter datacentres with ProLiant Gen8

Summary:The company has announced the arrival of its ProLiant Gen8 'self-sufficient' servers, which are designed to deliver continuous intelligence on server health, power usage and other diagnostics

HP's Project Voyager initiative is finally paying off with the debut of its new ProLiant Generation 8 servers for enterprise customers on Monday.

ProLiant Gen8 servers

HP has announced its ProLiant Gen8 'self-sufficient' servers, which are designed to deliver continuous intelligence on server health, power usage and other diagnostics. Image credit: HP

Touted as "the world's most self-sufficient line of servers", the Gen8 servers with HP's ProActive Insight hardware and software architecture are designed to deliver server life-cycle automation, continuous intelligence on server health, power usage and other diagnostics.

The configuration is intended to deploy online system updates at least three times faster with 93-percent less downtime, according to HP.

Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager of HP's Industry standard Servers and Software unit, explained in prepared remarks the inspiration and goals behind Gen8 as well as Project Voyager: "The skyrocketing cost of operations in the datacentre is unsustainable, and enterprises are looking to HP to help solve this problem. We are delivering innovative intelligence technologies that enable servers to virtually take care of themselves, allowing datacentre staff to devote more time to business innovation."

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see HP's Project Voyager gains speed with self-sufficient servers on ZDNet.com.


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Topics: Servers

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