Hewlett-Packard on Monday improved its HP Moonshot server line with a brand new solution for effectively operating diverse hosted computers.
The enterprise additionally launched two new modular server cartridges to the market according to new Atom and AMD processors, delivered a new upcoming module with eight digital sign processor cores, and unveiled new 15-cartridge starter packs to support clients and companions more without difficulty beginning adopting the know-how.
the new hosted computer answer and starter packs, as well as new cartridges, show how some distance the HP Moonshot platform has grown considering it changed into first added about two years in the past, observed John Gromala, senior director of hyperscale product marketing at HP.
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"We're now at the point where we're taking the underlying capabilities of Moonshot and making it possible to grow straight away over time," Gromala mentioned.
HP on Monday mentioned that two of its Moonshot server cartridges are actually accessible starting this week.
the first is the HP ProLiant m300, a server cartridge based on the Intel Intel Atom C2000 "Avoton" processor.
each and every ProLiant m300 has an Atom Avoton processor with eight cores, a 500-GB difficult pressure, and 32 GBs of reminiscence. They assist the Microsoft windows Server and different operating systems, are focused mainly at net server functions, Gromala noted.
HP also launched its ProLiant m700 cartridges, which includes four AMD Opteron-based mini servers, every with an built-in 32-GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. The outcome, Gromala observed, is 180 servers in a 4.three-U chassis with a developed-in a hundred and eighty-port switch and an alternative for a redundant switch.
The ProLiant m700 is the bottom on which HP has developed its first application-particular Moonshot server.
That answer, the Converged equipment 100 for Hosted desktops, combines forty five ProLiant m700 server cartridges with built-in pics prepackaged to run 180 hosted computers. It has an inventory cost of $137,999, or neatly under $1,000 per hosted desktop, Gromala pointed out.
The Converged equipment one hundred for Hosted desktops will meet some very essential necessities for customers and solution providers attempting to find a digital computer infrastructure option, stated Dan Molina, CTO at Nth era, a San Diego-based mostly answer provider and longtime HP accomplice.
"or not it's very appealing to anybody trying to find a hosted computing device answer," Molina observed. "The virtual computer business is growing to be, but VDI in prevalent isn't yet equipped. but this gadget presents the right infrastructure."
subsequent: figuring out The Converged equipment a hundred for Hosted pcs
imposing a VDI answer requires a significant quantity of again-end infrastructure, together with servers and storage, and might be very complicated, Molina spoke of.
one of the vital greatest considerations is the "VDI boot storm," which is the massive stress on server supplies when distinct clients turn their virtual pcs on at the equal time, he noted.
"All that booting up, scanning, antivirus and other capabilities is a big stress on the equipment," he mentioned. "We accept as true with Moonshot will deal with it. With the Converged system 100 for Hosted computers, each hosted computing device has its own server node. HP is proposing a hundred and eighty hosted pcs in four.three U. that is saving expensive information center house and power, and reducing the want for costly exterior storage."
HP additionally unveiled new starter packs of Moonshot server cartridges as a means to help ease partners' and consumers' entry into the HP Moonshot infrastructure.
the primary equipment, the 15 HP ProLiant m300 server cartridges, every with a 500-GB tough drive and 32 GB of reminiscence together with a chassis and a single swap has a listing expense of beneath $25,000.
The second package is the 15 HP ProLiant m700 quad-server cartridges, along with a chassis and a single change, with an inventory expense of under $37,000. each of the 60 individual servers within the bundle comes with a 32-GB SSD and eight GB of reminiscence.
The third package is one among HP's normal Intel Centerton Atom-based mostly Moonshot cartridges with chassis for a list rate of below $15,000.
HP also unveiled a new cartridge, the ProLiant m800, which features an ARM processor and eight digital signal processor (DSP) cores, from Texas contraptions. Gromala stated the ProLiant m800 turned into custom-designed to be used within the telco market, or in other fields the place DSPs are ordinary, together with media transcoding or oil and fuel.
The ProLiant m800 this week is available in the HP Discovery Labs for skills clients looking to construct and look at various purposes previous to its unlock someday next year, he spoke of.
HP identified that channel-concentrated earnings of its Moonshot servers remains in the early levels.
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"We're engaged on courses with the channel to present practicing," Gromala pointed out. "We feel the starter kits with support increases the breadth of channel companions they can work with. And the Converged system a hundred for Hosted pcs is top-quality for channel partners with a hosted computer apply."
Molina stated Nth has a couple of valued clientele interested in the Moonshot expertise who may signal on as beta purchasers.
"With these new cartridges out, we're getting nearer to promoting it," he stated. "however Moonshot is truly geared toward bigger businesses. The entire point of Moonshot is, these are application-described servers. They nonetheless want the applications. And they nonetheless should take them through trying out."
besides the fact that children, Molina noted, HP is on the right path with the new offerings and with its plans for the longer term.
"HP has plans to return out with new ARM, Intel and AMD cartridges, and to speed up the pace of its releases," he talked about. "we are going to see them do more to work with larger purposes."
posted DEC. 9, 2013