Web Host Company Adds Intel Xeon Servers
April 16, 2010
Web host, The Planet, has announced the immediate availability of the Quad Xeon 7550 server, equipped with the new Nehalem EX processor. According to the company, the new servers are designed for customers who run large in-memory databases, applications or business-critical workloads require powerful hardware that provides maximum performance, expandability and high availability. As mentioned in this article on The WHIR, The Planet servers comes bundled with business-class antivirus software Symantec Endpoint Protection, along with 10GB of Storage Cloud, The Planet's robust cloud storage solution.
"Intel's new Xeon 7500 processor series debuted late last month, featuring an average performance three times that of Intel's existing Xeon 7400 series, and possessing more than 20 new reliability features. Built on a Dell PowerEdge R910 rack server chassis, the eight-core Quad Xeon 7550 marks the first four-socket addition to The Planet's server fleet, according to its Thursday announcement, offering new levels of scalability and advanced reliability for mission-critical applications.
"Provides 2.0GHz processing, a 18MB cache and 1066MHz bus speed, The Planet's PowerEdge R910 rack server in its default configuration includes 32GB of RAM, 2TB of bandwidth and two 300GB SAS drives, providing an ideal platform for virtualization and cloud deployments. Also, with hyper-threading is enabled, the maximum core density of 32 increases to 64 cores for greater throughput and responsiveness."