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HP BL460C Gen8 Server Review

Published: April 7, 2017

Data centers are increasingly in need of better, more efficient servers to handle their ever-increasing data processing requirements. The HP BL460C Gen8 Server was designed with this in mind. It is packed with features that make it easier to use while at the same time upgrading its performance, scalability and expandability. Features of the HP BL460C Blade Server, that make it the perfect solution to manage your data center, include:

Better Customer Interface

The server is equipped with HP SmartDrive carriers and HP Smart Socket guide, which contain user-centric and intuitive design features that help reduce downtime issues. System maintenance capabilities are also simplified through the installed integrated lifecycle automation feature. This feature provides seamless monitoring capabilities through the HP Active Health System and the standard provisions tools are embedded across all ProLiant servers.

The server also offers smarter data protection through its dynamic workload acceleration feature. It can detect the workload in real time through instant analysis and respond to increasing drive capacities that pack a lot of data. Storage is also optimized as a result of the flexible and adaptable workload acceleration.

The server also uses its Automated Energy Optimization Feature (AEO) in optimizing its workloads across your data center. AEO uses sensors to identify location and inventory capabilities using HP Insight Control in order to analyze and respond to incoming data. 

Advanced Systems Management and Monitoring Capabilities

The HP BL460C Server comes equipped with HP Agentless Management, which allows you to monitor your hardware automatically and receive alerts when necessary. Just plug in an ethernet cable and power cord and begin to enjoy the benefits of the HP iLO 4 chipset which powers the HP Agentless Management system. Get more control over your hardware and closely monitor its performance.

The HP Active Health System provides around the clock monitoring of your server and records changes in the hardware status as well as advanced system configuration. Problems are identified faster by using the unified diagnostic tools provided.  

Improved Storage and Performance

The HP BL460C comes with advanced memory capabilities, which boosts system performance. With 512 GB capacity and 256 GB capacity at up to 1866 MHz, the server is equipped with HP SmartMemory (a new technology only available on ProLiant Gen8 servers) that supports RDIMM, unregistered DIMM and load reduced DIMM. This offers unmatched quality and performance.

You can now update technology based on networking demands and customize server networking due to the FlexibleLOM. This can be done without overhauling your existing server hardware, and you have the choice of bandwidth and fabric functionality.

High-Performance Processor and Easier Access to Mezzanine Cards

The server comes with easy access to the FlexibleLOM card, where mezzanine cards can be removed quickly and efficiently. Insertion and removal of individual DIMMS are made much easier on every ProLiant BL460C Gen8 Server Blade due to the new DIMM tool.

The BL460C comes equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, which are of higher performance, more efficient and adaptable with other Intel components (such as QuickPath Interconnect and Turbo Boost Technology). The Intel Xeon processors have up to 12 cores and 24 threads, which help deliver up to 24% higher performance.

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