HP says its Gen9 ProLiant servers have three times the compute capacity of their previous-generation relatives. (Photo: HP)

HP says its Gen9 ProLiant servers have three times the compute capacity of their previous-generation relatives. (Photo: HP)

HP Rolls Out Gen9 ProLiant Servers

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HP launched a new portfolio of ProLiant servers last week, featuring workload optimizations to dramatically increase compute capacity and efficiency. The company said Proliant Gen9 servers will be in sync with the latest generation of Intel processors being released and change compute economics with modular architecture and converged infrastructure.

HP President and CEO Meg Whitman said in a webcast that HP “will bring organizations three times the compute capacity of previous ProLiants, greater efficiency in processing multiple workloads, make infrastructure provisioning 66 times faster and drive down the cost of ownership.”

Leaving its Moonshot servers in a category all their own, HP Gen9 servers span four architectures — blade, rack, tower and scale-out. HP says that the new generation of servers triple the compute capacity and increase efficiency across multiple workloads at a lower total cost of ownership with design optimization and automation.

The features helping to fuel performance gains are HP-unique PCIe accelerators, HP DDR4 SmartMemory and tighter integration with HP OneView.  New features for HP OneView will be available later in the year and provide infrastructure lifecycle management capabilities to promote HP’s software-defined management strategy to converge tools for managing server, storage and networking.

The recent IDC global server market report for the second quarter 2014 shows HP continuing as the leading vendor, with its servers accounting for 25.4 percent of all shipments. HP said additional details on the Gen9 portfolio will be announced at the Intel Developers Forum next week.

The new HP ProLiant Gen9 servers will be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning September 8.

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