HP today announced enhanced server and solutions to optimize capacity and performance scalability, flexibility and cost efficiency.
The new HP servers and solutions include Apollo 2000; the HP Apollo 4000 Systems family; the HP Big Data Reference Architecture; HP Integrity Superdome X; and the HP ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen9 servers.
Alain Andreoli, senior vice president and general manager, Servers Business Unit, HP, said: “HP is innovating the designs of its broad Compute portfolio to align it to specific workload needs in order to help customers deliver the most impactful business outcomes by using data in ways that was impossible in the past.”
Gartner says that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014 and will reach 25 billion by 2020. This will cause an exponential increase in the amount of data, each of which will have a distinct value to the business.
HP said its new Compute platforms will meet the specific needs of the data-intensive workloads. HP will target enterprises which look for mass content storage, block and file storage, unstructured and real-time analytics, as well as simple and transactional databases.
HP said its scale-out Compute portfolio consists of the HP Apollo 2000 and 4000 systems as well as HP Moonshot.
The HP Apollo 2000 is designed to deliver hyperscale efficiency and performance in datacenters running high performance workloads. Up to four independent hot-pluggable servers in a standard 2U chassis enable customers to mix and match servers for workload optimization, said HP.
The HP Apollo 4000 Systems family includes three servers for data-intensive workloads like Hadoop and big data analytics, in addition to object storage. It includes the industry’s densest 2U server in the HP Apollo 4200 with 28 large form factor (LFF) drives or 50 small form factor (SFF) drives.
HP Apollo 4510 offers a 4U chassis with one server node providing rack-scale storage server density with up to 5.44 Petabytes (PB) in 42U rack. The HP Apollo 4530 offers three servers nodes in a chassis, making it ideal for Hadoop-based analytics, which leverages three-copy data replication.
The HP Apollo 4000 servers, when combined with HP Moonshot, enables customers to scale storage and compute independently, providing up to twice the performance in 50 percent less space. This results in substantial reduction in total cost of ownership, as well as improvements in performance and energy efficiency.
HP said its scale-up Compute portfolio consists of HP Integrity Superdome X as well as HP ProLiant DL580, 560 and BL660c Gen9 servers.
HP Integrity Superdome X is now certified for Windows and is ideal to support SQL Server 2014 deployments requiring the highest levels of transactional throughput and fast response times.
With a large memory footprint and high-availability features, including hard partitioning that is 20 times more reliable than soft partitions, HP Integrity Superdome X is suitable for in-memory computing applications. HP Integrity Superdome X delivers 40 percent lower total cost of ownership than Oracle Exadata X5-2.
The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server delivers the highest performance and scalability in a four socket x86 system.