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HP Delivers ProLiant Server to Handle Big Data

HP unveiled Thursday a new server to help clients operationalize Big Data and drive new business opportunities.

With the advent of Big Data software and the promise that it brings, many organizations have tried to deploy these solutions on existing architectures not designed to handle the specific needs of these workloads.

As a result, the outcomes from these early deployments have been suboptimal from a performance and cost perspective, suggests HP.

Meanwhile, IBM recently unveiled a new digital marketing system and big data software. It is designed to help organizations gain actionable insights on the broadest range of data to transform the way they do business with customers, employees and partners. (Read: IBM Helps Companies Tackle Big Data Challenges)

The new HP ProLiant SL4500 server series is claimed to be the only solution purpose built for Big Data environments.

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According to HP, it provides maximum performance, productivity and cost-effectiveness in an ultradense solution required by these workloads.

Built on HP Converged Infrastructure, the new server offers an efficient design that consumes up to 50 percent less space, 61 percent less power and 31 percent lower cost while using 63 percent fewer cables, says HP.

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The HP ProLiant SL4500 server series in a single node configuration is now available worldwide for a starting price of $7,643.

The new HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8 servers will be available next month, with a starting price of $6,166. The HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8 servers will be available with NVIDIA Kepler and Intel Xeon Phi processors early next year for a starting price of $5,659.

Moreover, HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, will take place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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