The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data-intensive applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is paramount. Supporting the high-density and cost effective Intel Xeon E5-4600 processors, the BL660c Gen8 Server series redefines density-optimized 4-socket blade technology without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandability.
Hardware enhancements include the HP SmartDrives, Smart Socket guide, SmartMemory, FlexibleLOM technology, "3D Sea of Sensors", the embedded Smart Array P220i RAID controller, and more. Software enhancements include HP Integrated Lifecycle Automation, Dynamic Workload Acceleration, Automated Energy Optimization, Intelligent Provisioning, agentless hardware monitoring, and Active Health System to name just a few.
Ideal 4P form factor The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade is a new density-optimized server blade offering 4P performance in a single-wide, full-height form factor. You get double the computing density compared to the previous 4P Intel-based server blade without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandability.
Powerful Performance Built on the Gen8 features of the ProActive Insight architecture, the HP BL660c Gen8 offers improvements in performance, memory, networking, I/O, storage, and management. It supports up to four E5-4600 processors, up to four 10 Gb FlexFabric ports with the Gen8 FlexibleLOM solution and 1.0 TB of Gen8 HP SmartMemory (SmartMemory uses less power but without impact to performance), and comes with three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (two x 16, one x 8). Gen8 embedded Smart Array P220i RAID controller supports the HP Smart Storage and SmartDrive carrier, and a choice of a very wide section of hot plug SAS, SATA, SAS SSD, and SATA SSD hard drives. With all this infrastructure in a box, you can handle more data-demanding virtualization, database, business processing, decision support, and HPC applications.
Innovative design with embedded management enhancements Embedded management enhancements in every ProLiant Gen8 server include innovations such as Intelligent Provisioning for easy system set-up, Active Health for agentless hardware monitoring and alerting, and Smart Update for automated firmware and system software maintenance. Other user-inspired design features include HP SmartDrive hot plug carrier and Smart Socket guide which anticipate your needs and reduce common issues that can result in downtime, Dynamic Workload Acceleration which delivers smarter data protection for ever-increasing hard drive capacities and Automated Energy Optimization which improves the server’s ability to analyze and respond through 3D Sea of Sensors.
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