Page 3 of 3
HP on Monday also introduced seven new blade servers and three new rack-mount servers in its new G7 ProLiant family. The new servers are based on AMD's Opteron 6100 and Intel's Xeon 5600 and Xeon 7500 series processors, said Jim Ganthier, vice president of marketing for industry standard servers at HP.
Included in the new lineup is the HP ProLiant DL980 G7, an eight-processor server which, with HP's PREMA architecture, gives the ability for a server to do self-healing in virtual server environments using HP's virtual machine isolation, Ganthier said.
With virtual machine isolation, system managers can feel free to cram an increasing number of virtual machines onto a single physical host, he said.
"Data center managers want to get as many virtual machines as possible on a server," he said. "But if one virtual machine or part of the memory has a problem, all the virtual machines usually need to be migrated to another server for safety. With virtual machine isolation, we can isolate the memory problem, isolate the related virtual machine, and shut it down without impacting other virtual machines or the physical host."
HP also introduced seven new server blades, each of which support up to 1 TB of system memory and four times the number of virtual servers as prior generations, Ganthier said.
Along with the new blade servers, HP also introduced its HP Intelligent Power Discovery which provides automated networking between servers and third-party management software for mapping and adjusting power and cooling requirements, he said.