You can't be too rich, too thin or have too much computing power, but you
_can_ spend too much money. Since the first server went into a rack,
enterprise IT departments have been balancing cost and performance in the data
center. HP's ProLiant BL660c Gen8 blade server and DL560 Gen8 server give them
new ways to stack the odds.
The single largest operating cost in most data centers is power, and while
estimates vary, as much as 50% of that power goes for cooling. Big data,
social media and the proliferation of cloud-based applications and mobile
clients have spiked demand for server-side processing and throughput. As the
installed base grows, so does the cost of energy, further straining IT
In response, HP is leading the server industry's focus on server efficiency.
By optimizing power consumption and increasing server density, data centers
can significantly reduce their energy needs. Density coupled with increased
processing capabilities provides a more compact management environment for
administrators, while producing a much greater compute output for a given
HP's latest additions to the ProLiant Scale-up (four or more sockets)
portfolio have taken the next steps toward addressing power, performance and
floor space congestion. ...