CRN's 2016 Products Of The Year


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SERVERS -- GENERAL-PURPOSE

HPE PROLIANT DL380, GEN9

WINNER: OVERALL

Aimed at more easily connecting on-premise data centers to the cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise made big upgrades to its popular ProLiant DL380 as part of the server's ninth-generation release. Those include new capabilities around management and security, as well as in performance, with the integration of Intel's Xeon E5-2600 v4. "It's basically a workhorse," said Dan Molina, chief technology officer of Nth Generation Computing, San Diego. "It can truly accelerate certain workloads like databases. … And it has 3 terabytes of memory in a single server -- that's amazing. That's ideal for virtualized environments and scale-out architectures."




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