Vendor's description: The HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Virtualization Blade eliminates the performance bottlenecks of a virtual machine host. Engineered with more memory and I/O than any other half-height server blade, this world's first virtualization blade maximizes the number and performance of VMs that you can deploy per blade.
What's new • Up to two (2) AMD Opteron™ 2300 Series processors with AMD Virtualization™ technology to improve performance in a virtual environment • 16 DIMM slots, supporting up to 128GB of memory, that deliver the best memory-per-core and memory-per VM ratios of any half-height blade • Integrated dual port 10GbE server adapter with Virtual Connect Flex-10 technology that lets you cut network connection costs up to 75% per VM • ProLiant Onboard Administrator powered by iLO 2 delivers industry leading remote control and embedded health management including virtual KVM and graphical remote console • Low wattage processor and memory options targeted at the most optimal performance per U and performance per watt resulting in cooler, power-optimized systems • Low-power Solid State Drives (SSD) that use less than 2 watts of power
Features Eliminate bottlenecks to maximize performance and support more virtual servers per blade. • 16 DIMM slots, supporting up to 128GB of memory • Two (2) integrated 10Gb Ethernet ports with Virtual Connect Flex-10 support for maximum network throughput
More Bang for your Buck • Increase the number of virtual machines supported per hypervisor license with more memory per core than any other 2-processor server blade • Scale to more virtual machines by deploying up to 24 NICs per blade using HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 technology • Reduce SAN connection costs up to 65% versus traditional rack servers by consolidating Fibre Channel network connections with HP BladeSystem
Deployment Versatility • Create and start-up a virtual servers in minutes by eliminating tedious set-up tasks with optional embedded hypervisors • Simplify configuration management by reducing the number of different 2P platforms in your environment with a single BL495c that can quickly expand network connections and storage capacity • Storage options including boot-from SAN options, internal SSD, direct-attached hot plug SAS hard drives, and shared storage both internal and external to the blade enclosure
Industry-leading management and configuration tools •Conserve valuable IT resources and time by centralizing and simplifying management functions with the ProLiant Onboard Administrator powered by Integrated Lights-Out 2 and Insight Control suite. •The ProLiant Onboard Administrator delivers the industry's most complete, high-performance, out-of-band remote management solution. •Get even more out of HP iLO 2 by upgrading to iLO Advanced featuring power regulator reporting, scripted multi-server virtual media and additional enterprise security. •HP Insight Control suite delivers deep insight, precise control, and ongoing optimization to unlock the potential of your BladeSystem infrastructure.
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