NEW YORK — Hewlett-Packard has let slip some details on its website about its upcoming ProLiant Gen8 servers ahead of their official launch.
The pages list basic details of single- and dual-socket BL, ML and DL Gen8 servers, which will be based on Intel’s upcoming Xeon E5 processors.
One system, the single-socket ProLiant BL460c, is a small-form-factor server based on Intel’s E5-2650L processor.
Some servers will have HP’s latest networking, I/O, storage and management capabilities, according to results that show up during a search of HP’s website. The pages the results are supposed to lead to have been removed from the site.
HP declined to comment about the servers or their potential launch date. The company is holding a big event in Las Vegas Feb. 13 to share news about “ground-breaking, new enterprise technology and services that redefine customer data center experiences and economics,” according to an invite. Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Servers, Storage, Networking and Technology Services, is expected to speak at the event.
The Gen8 servers will eventually replace the ProLiant G7 family, which was introduced in March 2010 and is based on x86 processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.
As a self confessed HP ProLiant fan (having been using them since 2002), it’s always interesting to hear what news we will see from the announcement and release of the Generation 8 ProLiant servers, this article has some hints. Anything the vendors can do to improve the connectivity, the energy efficiency and reduce the complexity of day to day management has to be some key drivers for me.
UPDATE – check out this post for all the analysis on the HP Proliant G8 servers so far.