HP targets new Proliant SL4500 server at distributed environments

HP's new SL4500 server is targeted at Hadoop and the OpenStack cloud OS that are highly scalable in distributed computing environments

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

The hardware can be modified to some extent, Bounds said. HP wanted to provide customers with some configuration flexibility compared to highly integrated servers.

"The industry as a whole has moved toward dematerializing individual components," Bounds said.

The server has taken many power, performance and management features from the Proliant Gen8 servers, but also "smart analytics" features derived from the Smart Array products, Bounds said. The features are designed to optimize performance without overtaxing storage, and also balance throughput while recovering failed hard drives.

The server is now available worldwide and priced starting at US$7,643 for a single-node configuration.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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