HP upgrades ProLiant servers

Company's largest blade system refresh since 2006 includes automation and energy management technologies.

Hewlett-Packard on Monday refreshed its ProLiant server line with the latest Intel Xeon processors as well as automation and energy management technologies.

HP's ProLiant refresh, the largest blade system overhaul since 2006, covers 10 systems. In some respects, HP's latest ProLiants are designed to catch up with Dell, which launched new Xeon-powered PowerEdge servers at the end of March. The bigger picture for HP is that its ProLiant G7s are designed to be building blocks for its converged infrastructure vision and carry automation and power management technologies along with its blade servers.

At the end of March, HP announced new ProLiants powered by AMD's Opteron processors. The second installment of the refresh comes as HP's TechForum 2010 kicks off in Las Vegas. Now HP's ProLiant G7 portfolio is powered by AMD Opteron 6100 series and Intel Xeon 5600 and 7500 processors.

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