The dual-processor Hewlett-Packard DL380p Gen8 data center rackmount server successfully marries extensive performance and capacity increases with simplified field serviceability. In an era when workload virtualization seeks to minimize hardware concerns, eWEEKLabs tests showed that IT managers still have important hardware choices and that the HP DL380p Gen8 should be at the top of any evaluation for new data center infrastructure.
IT managers have competitive choices, including the Dell R720 and the IBM System x3650 M4, both of which use the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors released in March. The 2 HU (height unit) HP DL380p Gen8 became available April 9 and also utilizes the E5-2600 processors, with most of the performance increases in the server coming from the new line of processors and the C6xx chip set family.
The “p” in DL380p stands for “performance” and designates models that also include HP Insight Control integrated management. eWEEKLabs tested a high-performance model with a list price of $10,759.
Our test unit was an upgraded configuration with the 2x10GbE FlexibleLOM (LAN on motherboard) installed. As tested, our system was priced at $15,965, which is competitive with other offerings.
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