Committed to improving data center efficiency lifecycle, Hewlett-Packard (HP) in collaboration with Intel Zion Processor has launched a US $300 million HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, a new line of servers acclaimed to be “the industry’s most self-sufficient”.
The new Generation 8 systems are the product of Project Voyager, is an initiative which aims to add more intelligence, automation and consideration for optimizing power utilization, system configuration in management and providing more efficient performance.
“HP ProLiant Gen8’s ProActive is designed to provide continuous intelligence on the health of servers, power usage and other important diagnostics. This will allow online system updates be deployed three times faster, with as much as 93pc less downtime.
“The demand for data intensive and transactional workloads such as data warehousing, real-time analytics and virtualized environments is expanding dramatically, necessitating a fundamental change in the way computer and storage services integrate” Chukwuma Okpaka, HP Regional Manager in Africa in an event unveiling it.
It is expected that many African firms especially banks will move to this server series.