Delivering RISC Resilience Without The High Price Tag

When Compaq introduced its first Intel-based ProLiant server in 1989, who could have imagined how this would change the server industry?  Today’s announcement of ProLiant and BladeSystem servers based on Intel® Xeon® E7-2800 and E7-4800 processors brings the vision of PC economics to the enterprise to new heights.

For years companies and their mission critical workloads have been trapped inside expensive, lower performing RISC-based platforms.  But with IT budgets shrinking and the cost, risk, dependence of maintaining and replacing RISC environments increasing, companies need an alternative.

The question of migrating mission critical workloads has always been a matter of trust – will anything be as reliable as RISC?  HP and Intel answer with a resounding YES.  New HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers based on Intel® Xeon® E7-2800 and E7-4800 processors provide balanced scaling (up to 4 TB/10 cores/20 threads per processor), greater efficiency (Intel® Intelligent Power and Scalable Memory Buffer),  and increased resiliency (DDDC and HP Memory Quarantine).  All this for a fraction of the cost companies now pay for their RISC environments.

If we consider HP’s recent acquisition of Vertica, the integration of new HP ProLiant Intel-based servers with Vertica software significantly increases the ability to analyze massive amounts of data simply, quickly and reliably, resulting in “just-in-time” business intelligence.

While cost may be the motivating factor for migrating RISC environments, this announcement proves HP and Intel are committed to delivering on the promise of bringing PC economics to the enterprise with innovations that continually increase the scalability, efficiency and resiliency of your environment.

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