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HP Introduces New SMB Servers that Simplify IT, Boost Business Productivity

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced new and enhanced HP ProLiant servers that help small and midsized businesses (SMBs) accelerate business results by simplifying the deployment, management and maintenance of their IT infrastructure.

SMBs can be challenged by limited financial and human resources when responding to growing customer demands and evolving business needs. Smaller enterprises, such as retail stores, medical practices and real estate offices need simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions to power their businesses.

Based on current buying trends, at least 5.1 million small businesses worldwide will purchase their first server within the next five years, according to AMI Partners, a global strategy consulting firm.(1)

The new HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8) is an ideal first server that provides simplified setup, management and maintenance with innovative HP Smart Technologies. The HP MicroServer offers centralized, anywhere, anytime data access to employees to boost productivity and collaboration through data sharing—and it is small and quiet enough to sit on a desk.

Further expanding the HP ProLiant server portfolio, HP today also announced cost-optimized solutions for micro and SMB clients that provide the reliability, flexibility and scalability needed to accommodate current and future business needs. New solutions include the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 and HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2.

Further choice and innovation with server models aimed to meet micro and SMB clients has to be a good thing in helping the customer find the right solution for them.  I wonder if these devices could not also be used as the gateway to HP Cloud Services, for application streaming, cloud service data caching, as the vehicle through which end users can consume application, middleware, database and services to their device. Most importantly as an owner of two HP ProLiant MicroServers and a fan therefore you might say, it’s great to see it being brought up to date with the Gen8 features, I love the new design! Their form factor and specs still lend them to being an ideal NAS device or virtualization lab in a box solution.

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