HP Moonshot Getting Ready for 20 Billion Devices
Tech company HP has unveiled HP Moonshot system, which promises to deliver new infrastructure economics by using up to 89 percent less energy, 80 percent less space and costing 77 percent less, compared to traditional servers.
HP believes that today’s mega data centers are nearing a breaking point where further growth is restricted due to the current economics of traditional infrastructure. HP Moonshot servers are a first step organizations can take to address these constraints, suggests HP.
“With nearly 10 billion devices connected to the internet and predictions for exponential growth, we’ve reached a point where the space, power and cost demands of traditional technology are no longer sustainable,” said Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer, HP.
“HP Moonshot marks the beginning of a new style of IT that will change the infrastructure economics and lay the foundation for the next 20 billion devices.”
The HP Moonshot system is now available in the United States and Canada and will be available in Europe, Asia and Latin America beginning next month (May 2013).
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Pricing begins at $61,875 for the enclosure, 45 HP ProLiant Moonshot servers and an integrated switch.
According to the company, clients can customize their HP Moonshot system acquisition with flexible financing and asset management solutions from HP Financial Services.
HP’s premier America’s client event, HP Discover takes place June 11-13 in Las Vegas.