HP's New DL380p Gen8 Server Packs a Nice Punch

By the numbers, the HP DL380p Gen8 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation and is comparable to competitive systems using the same Intel chipset.

 By Cameron Sturdevant | Posted Jun 14, 2012
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Many of the performance increases now available in the HP DL380p Gen8 come from Intel’s March release of the Xeon E5-2600 processors and the C6xx chip set family. IT managers have competitive choices, including the Dell R720 and the IBM System x3650 M4, both of which use the E5-2600 family processors.

HP DL380p Gen8, a 2U rack mount workhorse server from HP doubles memory capacity over the previous generation while sipping power and easing management chores. eWEEK Labs’ tests showed this server should be at the top of any evaluation for new data center infrastructure.

The dual-processor Hewlett-Packard DL380p Gen8 data center rack mount server successfully marries extensive performance and capacity increases with simplified field serviceability. In an era when workload virtualization seeks to minimize hardware concerns, eWEEK Labs tests showed that IT managers still have important hardware choices and that the HP DL380p Gen8 should be at the top of any evaluation for new data center infrastructure.

Click here to see the whole eWeek review of the HP DL380p Gen8 in action.



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