An announcement from HP reveals the introduction of a new family of servers for India called as the ProLiant G6. The servers are loaded with many enhanced features like advanced energy efficiency, virtualization and automation.
Obtainable in 11 standards-based tower, rack and blade platforms, the ProLiant G6 servers boast of a wide array of energy-efficient attributes. The first among these is the HP Sea of Sensors that garners 32 smart sensors to auto-track thermal activity through the servers.
The servers also sport the Common Power Slot design that offers users a choice of 4 power supplies depending on their specific work load. This feature consequently lowers the power wastage. Additionally the servers are incorporated with the HP Dynamic Power Capping that ideally sets or caps the power drawn. This allows reallocation of power and cooling resources in the data centre.
With an integrated HP ProLiant Administrator, the G6 servers also feature the HP Insight Control Environment (ICE) management console. Packed with the HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet module, the servers are easy to manage and use. The high-spot of the servers is the inclusion of the Nehalem Xeon 5500 processors and the new HP Smart Array Modular Controllers. Thanks to these distinct features, the servers offer up two times upped memory support compared to earlier generations.
Rajesh Dhar, director, industry standard servers, HP India Sales, remarked, “Building on HP’s long history of hardware and software development, G6 brings together the best HP innovations in energy efficiency, virtualization and services to enable our customers to do more with less.”
Delivering nearly 100% improvements in overall performance, the ProLiant G6 platforms also come with the HP Server Migration Pack. With this pack, users can enjoy easier upgrades as it automates the migration of the G6 from old servers.
The servers additionally include a distinct credit point system called as the HP Proactive Select. Customers can utilize this function to develop their service plan through a versatile menu of options that are already pre-packaged in the servers. The feature works in the lines of prepaid calling cards where users can acquire volume-based discount credits. These credits HP experts reveal can be used to access services and education from the company.
The new HP ProLiant line includes rack-optimized servers namely the DL380, DL370, DL360, DL180 and DL160, server blades which are the BL 490c, BL 460c and BL 280c and the tower servers which comprise of the ML370, ML350 and ML150.
The pricing and availability of the new HP ProLiant G6 server line in India is not known.