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HP Debuts Four Socket Gen8 Server Platforms

HP is now rolling out its first four-socket Gen8 servers, with the promise that they will help to accelerate the move of more enterprise computing workloads to virtualization. The new systems include the HP ProLiant BL660c blade and the DL560 rack mounted server.

"This is a new set of dense four-socket offerings that are really a key buildingHP Proliant dl560 block for customers that want pervasive virtualization across their IT infrastructure," John Gromala, Director of Product Marketing, Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP, told ServerWatch.

According to Gromala, there are lots of HP customers that have moved to virtualized IT on two-socket socket systems.  Those customers however have also still had four-socket system servers in place for high-end computing for business procession and databases.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
HP Advances Gen8 Server Platforms for Four-Socket Systems

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.