HP updates lineup of SMB servers

Summary:The server, which is designed for companies with less than 10 employees, has a small footprint and sits under a desk.

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday rolled out new Proliant servers aimed at small and mid-sized businesses looking to automate deployment and management as much as possible.

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The servers come with so-called smart technologies that centralize employee data and allow it to shared. The server, which is designed for companies with less than 10 employees, has a small footprint and sits under a desk.

HP's new Proliant MicroServer comes in two flavors, the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 and HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2. The generation 8 brand of Proliants launched in 2010 and are aimed at the SMB market.

According to HP, the new servers use Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials to host data to be shared. HP adds provisioning, setup and maintenance software along with remote management and performance monitoring applications.

The DL320e is a single processor rack server starts at $899. The ML310e, a tower designed for remote and branch offices, starts at $869.

Topics: Servers, Hewlett-Packard, SMBs

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