HP makes new server line for Cloud computing

As additionally processing moves to cloud-based server farms, Hewlett-Packard is moving there, as well.

HP said today that it is making a server family pointed particularly at building frameworks for cloud suppliers.

This is being carried out as a major aspect of a joint endeavor with Foxconn, an association declared a year ago to make cloud-streamlined servers. HP has been building servers with the Taipei-based gadgets producer throughout the most recent year, yet is currently giving a name to its server line: Cloudline. It has likewise declared a few server items......


Cloud-particular servers are intended for hyperscale situations constructed with a great many servers. As indicated by HP, its frameworks are in view of benchmarks based standards and use rack-scale figuring.

With rack-scale frameworks, works that were past spotted in the server, for example, cooling and force, may be a piece of the rack. The frameworks will probably be conveyed in multi-seller situations, in spite of the fact that clients need consistency in controls, said Dave Peterson, bunch director of Proliant server items.

HP will utilize the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), an open administration stage, and different frameworks that help give a uniform method for overseeing equipment.

The hyperscale x86 server business has been developing quick, and this has prompted expanding quantities of unique configuration producers (ODM, for example, Taiwan's Quanta.

Richard Fichera, an expert at Forrester, said HP's association with Foxconn provides for it equality with the minimal effort suppliers, yet HP can exploit its broadness and reach and additionally the administrations it can include.

"Not everybody is an independent cloud supplier," said Fichera, who noted there are numerous cloud suppliers that need benefits and also equipment. "To a certain degree, no one is going to profit on the equipment," he said.

The cloud equipment will likewise need to engage undertaking customers, for example, money related administrations firms that are additionally building out cloud situations, said Fichera. "I think its an extremely savvy adjustment by HP to evolving times," he said of the move declared today.

HP is reporting these OpenStack frameworks at the Open Compute Summit and will start taking requests on a portion of the frameworks toward the end of this current month. The frameworks use Intel Xeon E5 v3 processors and come in five setups, including a two-attachment (2P) server sled arrangement and 1U designs. Evaluating was not reported.

The frameworks are portrayed by HP has having a "moderate uncovered iron outline, standard administration interfaces."