HP has expanded the HP BladeSystem portfolio with an Integrity blade
designed to handle memory-intensive data center workloads while helping
businesses lower cost, save energy and space, and decrease deployment time.
As the company’s first four-socket Integrity server blade, the HP Integrity
BL870c combines the modular infrastructure and energy efficiency of HP
BladeSystem with the business-critical capabilities of Integrity servers.
The new server can help businesses of all sizes realize power savings of up
to 25 percent. Space requirements also are reduced because 2.5 times as many
BL870c server blades fit into the same space as a comparable rackmount
To help take the guesswork out of building an Integrity blade solution, HP
also has created Solution Blocks for its Integrity servers. These HP-tested configurations
allow customers and resellers to quickly deploy business-critical applications
on the HP BladeSystem.
“The BL870c expands the BladeSystem portfolio into the heart of the
business-critical market, combining the benefits of blades around cost, time,
change and energy, with the proven scalability and availability of Integrity
systems,” said Mark Potter, vice president, BladeSystem, HP. “With this server,
we now address the broadest spectrum of workloads with a blade infrastructure
in the industry. Our commitment to innovation is unmatched and we’ll continue
our ’blade everything’ strategy where it helps customers align their technology
with the needs of their business.”
Business-critical computing advantages
The HP Integrity BL870c addresses more application workload demands by
expanding the Integrity server blade portfolio for the HP BladeSystem c3000 and
c7000 enclosures. The addition of the BL870c to the HP BladeSystem family will
allow businesses to deploy and manage Integrity or ProLiant servers in a single
blade enclosure with a set of common management tools.
The BL870c builds on the strength of HP’s first c-Class Integrity blade, the
BL860c, by offering twice the processing power and twice the memory capacity.
It provides the choice of Microsoft Windows, HP-UX 11i v2, HP-UX 11i v3,
OpenVMS, RedHat or SuSE operating systems. Its large memory capacity makes the
BL870c well-suited for high-performance computing applications. With the
BL870c, businesses requiring the highest levels of availability and greater
scalability can better streamline operational expenses to drive business