HP Server Systems and Considerations Part 1

The other day I had the liberty of spending some time researching various things like hardware platforms to run an vSphere 4.0/4.1 environment.   Seeing how licensing is changing to more of a per socket basis and by the VM these days I have been thinking about platforms.

I have worked with various hardware platforms from previous experiences over the years but I have to say I have always liked HP Hardware.  Currently we are working with their current line of Blade Systems and the DL-280’s out in remote sites. After noting how licensing has changed to a more per socket approach I was considering the larger systems like the DL580’s and 980’s this week to save on licensing and have a High Computing environment for which to P2V anything and everything in your environment.

My Obsession first being the DL-980 but then I turned to the DL-580 due to a little less cost and good performance.  Ultimately I would probably go with the DL-980 but the DL-580 still roXXers in my opinion. With the storage bandwidth and multi-DUAL-port 10GB cards this server can really hit the storage hard and fast… So far in the virtual world we are seeing these pains…

More to come…

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About Chad King

I am an IT professional working in the industry for over 10 years. Starting in Microsoft Administration and Solutions I was also a free lance consultant for small businesses. Since I first saw virtualization I have always been fascinated by the concept. I currently specialize in VMware technology. I consult daily on many different types of VMware Solutions. I have experience in all domains related to virtualization and cloud solutions. From help desk, administration, engineering, implementation, and design allowing me to provide creative solutions with the understanding and gaps at all levels.

Posted on December 4, 2010, in Hardware and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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