Hewlett-Packard on Monday extended its HP Moonshot server line with a brand new answer for efficaciously working varied hosted desktops.
The enterprise additionally released two new modular server cartridges to the market based on new Atom and AMD processors, added a brand new upcoming module with eight digital signal processor cores, and unveiled new 15-cartridge starter packs to support clients and partners greater conveniently birth adopting the know-how.
the new hosted laptop solution and starter packs, as well as new cartridges, exhibit how a long way the HP Moonshot platform has grown considering that it was first introduced about two years in the past, spoke of John Gromala, senior director of hyperscale product advertising at HP.
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"We're now at the factor the place we're taking the underlying capabilities of Moonshot and making it possible to grow right away over time," Gromala said.
HP on Monday noted that two of its Moonshot server cartridges at the moment are purchasable starting this week.
the first is the HP ProLiant m300, a server cartridge according to the Intel Intel Atom C2000 "Avoton" processor.
every ProLiant m300 has an Atom Avoton processor with eight cores, a 500-GB complicated power, and 32 GBs of memory. They help the Microsoft home windows Server and other operating programs, are centered primarily at web server purposes, Gromala stated.
HP additionally released its ProLiant m700 cartridges, which includes four AMD Opteron-primarily based mini servers, each with an built-in 32-GB SSD and eight GB of RAM. The influence, Gromala mentioned, is one hundred eighty servers in a 4.3-U chassis with a developed-in 180-port change and an choice for a redundant switch.
The ProLiant m700 is the base on which HP has constructed its first software-certain Moonshot server.
That solution, the Converged equipment 100 for Hosted computers, combines 45 ProLiant m700 server cartridges with built-in pix prepackaged to run 180 hosted computers. It has an inventory expense of $137,999, or neatly below $1,000 per hosted computer, Gromala observed.
The Converged system 100 for Hosted computers will meet some very essential necessities for shoppers and solution providers trying to find a virtual computing device infrastructure alternative, noted Dan Molina, CTO at Nth era, a San Diego-primarily based answer provider and longtime HP accomplice.
"or not it's very attractive to any person trying to find a hosted computing device solution," Molina referred to. "The virtual computing device business is starting to be, but VDI in time-honored isn't yet in a position. however this system offers the right infrastructure."
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enforcing a VDI answer requires a major quantity of returned-end infrastructure, together with servers and storage, and might be very complex, Molina talked about.
one of the greatest concerns is the "VDI boot storm," which is the huge strain on server substances when numerous users flip their virtual pcs on on the equal time, he mentioned.
"All that booting up, scanning, antivirus and different capabilities is a big strain on the device," he mentioned. "We believe Moonshot will tackle it. With the Converged equipment a hundred for Hosted desktops, every hosted laptop has its personal server node. HP is featuring a hundred and eighty hosted desktops in 4.three U. that is saving expensive records middle house and vigor, and slicing the want for costly external storage."
HP also unveiled new starter packs of Moonshot server cartridges as a means to help ease partners' and purchasers' entry into the HP Moonshot infrastructure.
the first package, the 15 HP ProLiant m300 server cartridges, every with a 500-GB tough pressure and 32 GB of reminiscence along with a chassis and a single swap has a list fee of below $25,000.
The 2d package is the 15 HP ProLiant m700 quad-server cartridges, together with a chassis and a single switch, with a list expense of beneath $37,000. each and every of the 60 particular person servers in the bundle comes with a 32-GB SSD and 8 GB of memory.
The third package is one among HP's usual Intel Centerton Atom-primarily based Moonshot cartridges with chassis for an inventory cost of under $15,000.
HP also unveiled a brand new cartridge, the ProLiant m800, which points an ARM processor and eight digital sign processor (DSP) cores, from Texas contraptions. Gromala referred to the ProLiant m800 was custom-designed for use in the telco market, or in different fields where DSPs are conventional, including media transcoding or oil and fuel.
The ProLiant m800 this week is accessible within the HP Discovery Labs for advantage purchasers seeking to construct and examine functions prior to its free up someday next 12 months, he talked about.
HP recognized that channel-concentrated income of its Moonshot servers remains in the early levels.
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"We're working on programs with the channel to offer training," Gromala referred to. "We feel the starter kits with help raises the breadth of channel partners they are able to work with. And the Converged system one hundred for Hosted pcs is most useful for channel partners with a hosted computer follow."
Molina pointed out Nth has a few clients drawn to the Moonshot technology who may also signal on as beta purchasers.
"With these new cartridges out, we're getting nearer to promoting it," he said. "but Moonshot is in reality aimed at larger agencies. The entire point of Moonshot is, these are application-described servers. They still want the applications. And they nonetheless should take them through testing."
besides the fact that children, Molina talked about, HP is on the correct route with the brand new offerings and with its plans for the future.
"HP has plans to return out with new ARM, Intel and AMD cartridges, and to accelerate the tempo of its releases," he stated. "we are going to see them do more to work with better functions."
posted DEC. 9, 2013