We’re getting one of our favorite servers, the HP Proliant ML 350p, ready for deployment to a customer. One of the reasons they’re a favorite is that they are bulletproof, easily capable of being expanded should business needs require it, yet they are still economical whether you are buying, leasing, or renting (yes, you can rent a server including the software).
What’s this particular configuration? (Skip this part if you don’t like tech details); it’s got a Xeon CPU (Intel E5-2620) with 6 cores, 32GB of DDR3 memory, (6) SAS drives in a RAID 1/10 configuration, redundant power supplies, and redundant system fans. Plus the cool looking new front bezel that all the G8 series servers have.
With all the redundancy and a 3 year onsite parts and labor warranty (standard with HP), this customer won’t have to worry about downtime for many years.
In this case the server will be replacing a tired old Dell box and it will provide Exchange email, File & Print services, as well as full remote and secure access for all users.