HP on Thursday unveiled new HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) Servers, promising to triple compute capacity.
Lower IT service costs, accelerate IT service delivery time and boost IT business value are some of the main benefits of the new HP ProLiant Gen9 portfolio.
The enterprise IT vendor said the launch of HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) Servers is part of the HP’s New Style of IT strategy.
“Building on 25 years of server industry leadership, HP announces a bold new compute strategy to help customers thrive in the era of big data, mobility and the cloud. Traditional server silos are too inefficient and slow for the New Style of IT,” said HP.
The company said it is reimagining the server and thinking instead about compute – the vast pool of processing resources that are converged, software-defined, cloud-ready and workload-optimized for business growth.
Features of the new HP ProLiant Gen9 portfolio:
HP PCIe accelerators and HP DDR4 SmartMemory to increase compute capacity
Converged management across servers, storage and networking to enable software defined enterprise
Faster set-up, monitoring and firmware maintenance with embedded management, including UEFI and RESTful APIs for hybrid cloud environments
PCIe Accelerators, HP SmartCache and HP FlexFabric adapters to deliver improved performance
Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, Servers and Networking, HP, said: “We are setting the stage for the next quarter century with HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers and compute, which combines the best of traditional IT and cloud environments to enable a software-defined enterprise.”
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers triples compute capacity and increase efficiency across multiple workloads at a lower total cost of ownership with design optimization and automation.
It accelerate IT service delivery and increase infrastructure provisioning up to 66 times faster when combined with HP OneView converged management features that will be available later this year.
In addition, HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers improve workload performance of business-critical applications up to four times to drive business growth with unique HP storage, memory and networking innovations.
Harry Gunsallus, executive vice president and chief information officer, Redstone Federal Credit Union, said: “This has allowed us to cut down our mobile application development and deployment life cycle by 30 percent to 90 days (on average) and grow revenue 50 percent year over year to our technology and software consulting subsidiary, Redstone Consulting Group.”
HP server share gains
HP was the worldwide server market leader, based on revenue in the second quarter of 2014. The company posted nearly $3.2 billion in server revenue to account for 25.1 percent of worldwide server revenue. The second largest vendor was IBM with 22.4 percent.
Gartner said HP increased server market share to 25.1 percent from 25 percent, while IBM server share dipped to 22.4 percent from 25.5 percent.
In the second quarter of 2014, server shipments grew 1.3 percent year-over-year, while revenue moved upward 2.8 percent from the second quarter of 2013.