HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers

New Announcements by HP in their Proliant Gen8 Product Lines
Just announced by HP is the release of the HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade

The IDC paper “Business Value of Blade Infrastructures” indicates the considerable cost savings and the improved agility of the IT infrastructure by migrating to an HP BladeSystem environment. In fact, HP BladeSystem cut data costs by 68%. Customers participating in this study were able to pay back their initial investment in just over 7 months, a significant factor given the financial constraints most IT organizations are facing.

You can register to get the “IDC Business Value of Blade Infrastructures” here – IDC Paper


The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data-intensive applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is paramount. Supporting the high-density and cost effective Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 processors, the BL660c Gen8 Server series redefines density-optimized 4-socket blade technology without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandability.

Hardware enhancements include the HP SmartDrives, Smart Socket guide, SmartMemory, FlexibleLOM technology, “3D Sea of Sensors”, the embedded Smart Array P220i RAID controller, and more. Software enhancements include HP Integrated Lifecycle Automation, Dynamic Workload Acceleration, Automated Energy Optimization, Intelligent Provisioning, agentless hardware monitoring, and Active Health System to name just a few.


Ideal 4-socket Dense Form Factor without Compromising on Performance, Scalability, and Expandability

• The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series delivers 4S computing in a single-wide, full-height form factor. It has support for up to four cost-effective Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 processors each with up to 8 cores and 130 watts without system configuration restrictions.
• The BL660s Gen8 provides 32 DDR-3 DIMM sockets for up to 1.0TB of Gen8 HP SmartMemory.
• Each BL660c Gen8 has three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (two x16) supporting the highest performing mezzanine option cards now and into the future.
• The Gen8 FlexibleLOM solution for choice of embedded networking supports up to four 10Gb FlexFabric ports.

Redefining the Customer Experience with Innovative Design Features

• The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series has user-inspired design features such as HP SmartDrives and the HP Smart Socket guide that anticipate your needs and reduces common issues that result in downtime.
• It delivers Integrated Lifecycle Automation, an industry first, providing embedded provisioning tools, Active Health monitoring, and system maintenance capabilities standard on all ProLiant servers and built using the industry-leading HP iLO Management Engine.
• Dynamic Workload Acceleration delivers smarter data protection for ever-increasing hard drive capacities and is built-in each BL660c Gen8 Server series.
• The BL660c Gen8 provides Automated Energy Optimization improving the server’s ability to analyze and respond to the “3D Sea of Sensors” within the server, and self-identify its location and inventory through Insight Control for increased workload improvement across the data center.

Improved Memory, Storage, and I/O Performance

• HP Gen8 SmartMemory provides unmatched performance, quality, manageability, and efficiency advantages above industry standards including less power using low voltage RDIMMS with no impact to performance.
• The BL660c Gen8 comes with the Gen8 embedded Smart Array P220i RAID controller with optional 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC). It has support for HP Smart Storage and HP SmartDrives and a choice of a very wide section of two 2.5-inch small form-factor (SFF) SAS, SATA and SSD drives.
• It provides PCIe 3.0 I/O technology with one x8 and two x16 slots to support reduced latency and additional bandwidth per I/O expansion slot as compared to G7 blade servers.
• HP FlexibleLOM provides the ability to customize server networking today and the ability to meet future needs without overhauling server hardware. It provides a choice of networking bandwidth, technology, HP OEM vendor partner, and number of ports.

Intuitive, Configurable Management System Reduces Tedious, Time-consuming Tasks

• The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series delivers HP Intelligent Provisioning taking strengths from products like HP SmartStart, HP Smart Update Manager and HP Service Pack for ProLiant, enhances them with the latest ease-of-use features and places them on the system board.
• Agentless hardware monitoring and alerting capabilities are built into the server with HP Agentless Management (runs on the iLO 4 chipset). Starts working the moment that a power cord and an Ethernet cable is connected to the enclosure.
• HP Active Health System provides 24×7 continuous health monitoring, 100% configuration change logging and faster problem analysis with HP Service and Support. Start problem analysis quicker using unified diagnostic tools with secure data transfer to HP Service and Support.

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HP Converged Infrastructure – Your Ideal Data Center

FedTek – HP Converged Infrastructre

Imagine your ideal data center . . .
What does it look like? Servers automate

tedious processes. Storage is dynamic and allocated

  1. accurately. Networks can be provisioned in minutes.

It’s not complex. It’s simple.

We call it Converged Infrastructure.

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HP Converged Infrastructure

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December 4, 2012 · 8:18 pm

HP Expands 3PAR Storage Portfolio

FedTek is excited about the announcement by HP from about their release of the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Series Storage Products.

http://www.fedtek.com/hp-converged-infrastructure/HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Series

The newest addition to the portfolio is HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage, which for the first time, brings Tier 1 storage availability and performance for under $40,000.(1) The 3PAR StoreServ 7000 also features an all-SSD (solid state disk) configuration, capable of hundreds of thousands of input/outputs per second (IOPS) with very low latency for performance and response-time sensitive applications. Bringing enterprise-class resiliency to this price point enables HP to go after a $11 billion external disk system segment that is growing at over 7.7% but has been underserved by legacy offerings to date.(2)

The HP 3PAR StoreServ has all of the ease of management which increases administration efficiency tenfold, which could save up to 90 percent on administration time.

HP 3PAR Storage is the only platform with fat-to-thin processing capability built into the silicon of the array, it is able to quickly and non-disruptively “thin” traditional storage volumes on your legacy storage to half their size in a manner of hours rather than weeks.

Doubling your VM density is easier than you think

• Deploy any HP 3PAR Storage system to support server virtualization Use HP 3PAR Storage to serve virtual machines using VMwarevSphere 4.1 or later.• Use HP 3PAR advanced technologies to autonomically optimizestorage performanceHP 3PAR unique approach to wide striping, mixed workloadsupport, mesh-active clustering, and adaptive optimizationdelivers the performance required to double customers’ existingVM density.• Experience improved storage performance that boosts virtualserver efficiency by 100 percentIf converting to HP 3PAR Storage hasn’t enabled you todouble VM density on your physical servers, HP will make upthe difference with free disk capacity and related softwareand support as described in the Get Virtual Guarantee Termsand Conditions.*

For more information on the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 and the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 visit http://www.fedtek.com/hp-converged-infrastructure/ 

(1) HP internal competitive pricing and feature analysis of competitors with tracked market share using the following Tier 1 definition: Tier 1 storage has more than 2 independent controllers, 2 paths to back-end disk, graceful handling of controller failures without impacting service levels, sub-LUN tiering across HDDs and SSDs, and synchronized 3 way replication.

(2) IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Forecast, 2012Q2.

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FedTek – Dynamic Technology Solutions

With over 20 years of experience providing total network solutions to the Federal Information Technology marketplace, FedTek understands the changing world of technology and how it applies to the Federal Government. FedTek offers a wide array of information technology (IT) products and services ranging from infrastructure management software to mass storage devices. FedTek specializes in providing enterprise wide storage management solutions for Windows and Linux environments from such well-known manufacturers as Acronis, CommVault, Compellent, HP, IBM, ICS, NetIQ, QLogic, Qualstar, Quantum, Tandberg Data and WebTrends . The company’s technical strengths include project management, systems integration, deployment, training and outsourcing. To serve the Federal Government well, FedTek has its own GSA Schedule (GS-35F-4794H).

As a small, woman owned business based in Woodbridge, VA, FedTek has been able to sustain growth at a rate of 30 percent each year because we offer personalized services to our customers. We are proud to have the same customers purchase all of their IT products and services from us. They trust us. We have a commitment to our customers’ mission that we take very seriously.

Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to doing business with you in the future

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