Executive Summary

By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2003-03-24 Print this article Print

: ProLiant DL560 G1"> Executive Summary: ProLiant DL560 G1
Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
HPs latest four-way Xeon server has the best processor density in its class and offers excellent scalability with a small 2U footprint. The ProLiant DL560 will be a good choice for data center environments that demand a high-performance system to tackle midtier applications while saving space and power.

Cost Analysis

Like its competitors, the ProLiant DL560 has a competitive starting price of $7,099 and significant scaling capabilities. But scaling up to four Xeon MP processors and 12GB of memory in a fully loaded box can increase costs significantly ($60,000 plus).

(+) Best processor density in its class; chassis is easily serviced; highly scalable. (-) Limited internal storage.

Evaluation Short List
  • Dells PowerEdge 6650
  • IBMs xSeries 360
  • www.hp.com


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