In life there are always unsung heroes, people who do a job that nobody really appreciates.
That is to say, nobody appreciates this work until they realise they can’t live without it. Servers are a lot like this.
They sit on a rack in some cold stark room that is seldom visited by the ordinary folks. They work day and night. Information is constantly requested of them and seldom do they fail to instantly return results. We rarely consider these devices as we surf the net or even host our own websites – yet the world literally comes to a stand still when we encounter a crashed or failed server. Essentially servers are the house-elves of the hardware world.
The HP ProLiant DL385 G2 is our unsung hero. This beast of a machine serves TechSmart.co.za and does a damn fine job of it. It is uncomplaining, always working and truly reliable. It boasts excellent manageability and enterprise-class uptime. It is a rack-mounted server with 2U density which basically allows for a variety of rack deployments and/or applications.
The DL 385 is powerful and flexible. It runs on a 2 processor AMD Opteron with the option to upgrade to a Quad-Core processor. It has support for DDR2 Memory, with a max memory of 32GB, and for Serial Attached SCSI drives with SAS controller. It also features iLO (integrated Lights-Out) which is useful for remote management. It even has an additional PCI-Express slot for HBAs, SCSI Controllers, which allows for expanded storage options. Basically it is a serious bit of kit.
But, the DL 385 is not only ideal for enterprise. It is versatile enough to meet the remote management, database storage or information backup needs of small and medium businesses as well. In fact this server will meet the needs of just about any business which seeks to operate in a rack environment. So the next time you’re surfing TechSmart.co.za take a little time out to think about the outstanding job our server is doing.
Visit www.hp.com/servers/proliantdl385 or contact Rory Green on 011-785-1261 for more info