Searching for Servers to Serve a Small Business?

Searching for Servers to Serve a Small Business?

Published by: Kin Sang Westwood
Published date: 6th Nov 2015
Categories: HP Servers

Choosing a server for your business can be just as confusing as choosing a new vehicle.

Just as with shopping for a vehicle there are many different manufacturers to choose from and many aspects to consider from price and performance, to what additional add-ons you need to ensure maximum benefits.

So, where to start? As with buying a car you need to consider what you are actually using it for. Is it a car for transporting the family around, do you need a vehicle to deliver commercial goods around the country or maybe you’re after a high performance formula 1 car? As you can appreciate each of the scenarios requires a very different vehicle to fit the brief! It’s no different with servers, whether you are looking at a small tower server or a datacenter filled with Racks you need to ensure you select a product that matches your workload requirements.

Whatever the size of your business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has the widest portfolio of server products of any vendor, so we are confident that we can build a solution to address your specific needs. Our starting point on the server portfolio (and also a great choice for a first server) is the HPE Microserver, with its ability to get approximately 15 typical users connecting and collaborating without breaking the bank. If however you have more employees or more intensive computing requirements the HPE ML350 ProLiant range may be better placed to suit your needs as it has higher expansion options but is still enclosed in a tower chassis.

Once you know what you need your server for, you must question, is the solution affordable? Aside from the initial upfront budget it’s also important to consider what the total running cost of your server (or car) will be.

HPE Gen9 technology includes features that maximize efficiency and power usage which is where a great deal of the running costs are incurred, in fact the latest generation of HPE ProLiant Servers offer 3x more computing capacity per watt than previous generations!1


  1. HP internal analysis. Comparison between HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 vs. ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Servers with Sandy Bridge processors. Source for system wattage IDC Qualified Performance Indicator. http://qpicertificateldccorni. Performance taken from SPECint rate base2006 industry benchmark. Calculation: performance/watt. August 2014.

The HPE suite of management software allow simple instant-out-of-box set up of servers and provides continuous proactive health monitoring to ensure fast and accurate problem resolution, round the clock. Embedded remote management technology also reduces on site server administration and associated travel expenses, so there are plenty of financial benefits with each HPE solution.

If you haven’t yet considered investing in a server for your business then take a look at this short video that explains why you should consider bringing one into your business.

However, assuming you are sold on the benefits, what next?

SMB Right Fit Calculator

HPE have created the SMB Right Fit Calculator which is designed to help you select the right product to suit your workload requirements. It even goes further than that, by giving you an estimation on the TCO and ROI if you are purchasing new servers to replace old servers, thereby helping you build a solid business case for investing!

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