Many enterprises are migrating their core enterprise applications from expensive proprietary platforms or older x86 servers to Linux on standards-based servers. In the past, the lack of an x86 server with the performance, availability, and scalability found in proprietary platforms hindered adoption of these servers at the enterprise core. However, the new HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 series overcomes these limitations. The DL980 is not just a larger x86 platform; it was designed with enterprise in mind. It features large internal storage capacity, network and I/O expandability, built-in availability and reliability features, and advanced power management capabilities. The DL980 is an excellent platform for scale-up consolidation and for virtualization of legacy UNIX® and Linux workloads.
This white paper highlights the benefits of the Linux operating system (OS) running on the HP DL980, and the advantage of running enterprise applications in a lower cost clustered Linux environment.