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HP unveils Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio

HP Technology Solutions Group (TSG) today launched the HP Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio which it claims is designed to deliver cost and resource savings for businesses involved in Web 2.0, cloud and high-performance computing.
According to the vendor, the HP ExSO portfolio, which includes a new  modular systems architecture and spans data center solutions, services and support, helps the customers reduce costs, improve facility efficiency and dramatically accelerate time to market on a massive scale. The portfolio enables these customers to save more than $152.8 million in reduced capital expenditures and $13.7 million in energy costs.
It is estimated that customers can potentially enjoy savings of a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ExSO data center using HP ProLiant SL6000 family and HP Data Center Environmental Edge.
At the core of the HP ExSO portfolio is the HP ProLiant SL server family, which uses a ”skinless” systems architecture that replaces the traditional chassis and rack form factors with an extremely lightweight rail and tray design. As a result, customers can dramatically reduce capital, facilities and shipping costs while using a fraction of the space normally required in a data center. Additionally, its ultra-efficient, modular design enables customers to quickly and easily build solutions that meet extreme scale-out workload requirements.
With the HP ProLiant SL portfolio, customers can cut acquisition costs by 10 % and power draw by 28 %, while doubling their compute density. This cost savings is based on internal pricing comparing the HP ProLiant DL160 G6 server to the HP ProLiant SL2x170z server.
“Today customers want solution where they can quickly identify and take action on data center inefficiencies. Customers with scale-out business models need solutions that make every dollar, watt and square foot in the data center count,” said said Ayman Dwidar, ISS Value, Blades Business Unit Manager, HP Middle East. “The HP ProLiant SL offers pioneering customers like these the most significant design innovation since the blade form factor, allowing them to achieve an economy of scale never before possible. The consolidated power and cooling infrastructure and unique air flow design uses 28 % less power per server than traditional rack-based servers. This can result in a savings of $4.1 million a year in energy costs.”
The HP ProLiant SL server family offers a breakthrough in server architecture designed specifically for extreme-scale environments, offering customers exceptional energy savings, ultra lightweight design, modular configurations and reduced cost-to-scale which significantly reduces acquisition costs for customers who require thousands of server nodes. This adds up to a total savings in capital expenditure of $14.5 million in a scale-out data center.

Portfolio includes a new modular systems architecture and spans data centre solutions

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