HP Launches New Intel-Based Moonshot Servers

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-10-23 Print this article Print
HP Moonshot m710

HP also is leveraging the m710 for a system optimized for video transcoding to help service providers and broadcasting companies handle the rapidly increasing amount of video content—much of it in 4K resolution—coming from the growing numbers of devices that need different formats and resolutions. HP partnered with Vantrix's Media Platform and Harmonic's VOS architecture to create a solution that enables service providers to support 20 times more transcoded video streams per rack than the industry average, with up to an 80 percent reduction in the cost per stream and a 95 percent drop in the floor space needed, Kleyn said.

HP's managed Web hosting solution is powered by the company's new ProLiant m350, which runs on Intel's Atom C2730 chips. The m350 is the most dense of the Moonshot systems to date, with 180 servers per chassis and eight cores per server.

HP's Web infrastructure-in-a-box solution features the previously released Atom-based ProLiant m300 module. According to Kleyn, HP officials were seeing some m300 customers already using the cartridge like a rack-in-a-box, so they took the system and created a solution around the idea that features a LAMP stack, which includes an exclusive Red Hat Enterprise subscription model. It also uses Canonical's Juju, Charms and Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS), all of which help automate the provisioning of applications for scale-out and cloud environments.

With the new solution, businesses can layer their application stack—from load balancing to Web serving to databases—on dedicated groups of compute modules in a single chassis, HP officials said. It creates a highly scalable system for Web workloads that can support up to 115,000 concurrent client sessions in a single chassis.

All the systems are available now, with pricing based on the model and customer configurations.



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