Editor's note

Server Discovery Zone

Welcome to this CBR Server Discovery Zone, in association with HP. Here you'll find a wealth of resources that will help you understand how you can apply the latest technologies and approaches to dramatically reduce the burden of managing your servers—both individually and in aggregate across the data centre.

As well as a forthcoming special report looking at the latest challenges and opportunities in enterprise servers including blade servers, you'll also find a number of videos and white papers for free download that will put you in the picture with regards the recent launch of HP's ProLiant Gen8 Servers. HP's ProLiant Gen8 Servers were designed to feature advances in performance, serviceability and lifecycle automation to address the pressing demands of today's data-intensive and virtualised IT environments.

So bookmark this page now and come back soon to check out the latest reports, videos and white papers.


Are we virtually there?

Server virtualisation has been seeing rapid adoption, particularly in the x86 server market. Industry analysts Gartner has said that while only 16% of server workloads were running in virtual environments in 2010, this was expected to hit 50% of x86 architectures by the end of this year.


Nurturing the next gen

CBR looks at the latest challenges in the data centre – including issues such as density, cooling, power efficiency and management - and how the latest generation of servers is helping to overcome them.


Sharpening the blades

Blade servers hold great potential to increase server density without creating a mess of cables - and are proving themselves in public and private cloud environments. CBR reports on the latest blade server designs and what customers should look for in a blade chassis and server.

Management with a smile?

Management is one of the biggest costs in the data centre today. CBR looks at how the latest approaches and server technologies are helping to bring down the management burden - and its associated, unwelcome cost.


CBR asks HP about Project Voyager, the multi-million-dollar research and development initiative behind the latest HP Proliant Generation 8 servers.

Multimedia Library

Business Value of Comprehensive Support Services

Learn from IDC how vendor-driven support services can be applied across the IT ecosystem to address multi-vendor support issues in today's complex IT environments.

HP ProLiant Gen8: Redefine your data centre expectations

Introducing HP ProLiant Gen8. The next generation of servers from HP. Gen8 is the result of a $300 million, two-year program called Project Voyager, the company's initiative to redefine data centre economics by automating every aspect of the server life cycle.

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HP white papers and case studies

  • HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers

    Intelligent Management and Greater Efficiency Throughout the Lifecycle

    When Hewlett-Packard set out to develop the next generation of its popular ProLiant server family, a key objective was to dramatically reduce the burden of managing the servers—both individually and in aggregate across the data center.

    Read whitepaper

  • HP ProLiant Gen8

    Servers So Intelligent, They Redefine the Service Experience

    As IT platforms have grown more sophisticated and complex, and as IT environments have become more converged and virtualized, enterprises' service and support requirements have changed dramatically.
    To address these evolving needs, Hewlett-Packard has continually adapted and advanced its service and support offerings, aligning them with current—and anticipated-IT needs and business realities.

    Read whitepaper

  • HP ProLiant DL360p & DL380p Gen8 Servers

    Power, Flexibility and Serviceability

    Hewlett-Packard's ProLiant DL360p and DL380p Gen8 rack-optimized servers are the flagship products carrying new technologies and capabilities to market. The DL360p and DL380p deliver innovative advances in performance, serviceability and lifecycle automation to address the pressing demands of today's data-intensive and virtualized IT environments.

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