HP is launching four rack-mount servers for small and medium-sized businesses. The 1U HP ProLiant DL160 G5 and 2U ProLiant DL 180 G5 are sister products to the enterprise-level DL360 and the DL380, according to HP's server and storage VP Paul Miller. These are Intel-powered boxes, with the accompanying DL165 G5 and DL185 G5 housing AMD chips.
According to HP, the servers include tools that guide users through system configuration for a fast installation.
The DL160 for small businesses costs from
The DL185, aimed at larger organizations, costs from
Typical configurations for the systems include powering Citrix-based remote desktops and Exchange servers, reckoned Miller.
"These small businesses still don't have a data center but they are starting to build writing closets with racks," said Miller. "These products are aimed at those who want the reliability that racks can offer. If customers have five or more servers, then Shorty [the company's small blade chassis] is the way to go."
The big difference between these and the larger products is expansion, according to Miller. He said that smaller customers don't need all the capacity, resilience and slots that enterprise customers do.
The HP ProLiant DL160 G5 and DL185 G5 are currently available. The DL180 G5 and DL165 G5 are expected to be available within 90 days, according to HP.
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