Hewlett-Packards has decided to up its server technology in order to reduce overall maintenance and minimise power consumption per server in their data centers and yet striving to maintain high server uptime.
They have chosen Gen8 servers for this purpose and are confident that the server’s automatic update and load-balancing features will save millions of dollars in the long run. The upgraded servers will provide better performance and reduce manual operations in the data center.
“We thought about what it would take to fundamentally re-architect the server architecture with Project Voyager”, said Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager at HP‘s Industry Standard Servers and Software group. “In many ways, Project Voyager is our boldest mission yet.”
The industry needs scalable infrastructure and something that can meet the growing needs of the industry with minimum downtime. HP is planning to achieve that with the new set of server upgrades. They make the most of space, power and processing capabilities.
Gen8 will be replacing the Proliant G7 series that was introduced in 2010. This set will be made available in March.
HP is also working on another power saving technology that identifies servers based on real time energy consumption, work load and temperature data. That way, the servers can be relocated and can be made to operate at peak efficiency. One can also track power usage per rack and servers through this technology.
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