HP expands Moonshot to deliver increased power efficiency

HP has expanded HP ProLiant Moonshot portfolio to enable business innovation and reduce operational costs in data centers.

The HP Moonshot solution for application delivery is based on the new HP Moonshot ProLiant m710 server, which features the customized Intel Xeon E3-1284L v3 processor with built-in Intel Iris Pro Graphics P5200.

The expanded solutions include Application delivery with Citrix XenApp, Video transcoding with Harmonic and Vantrix, Web infrastructure-in-a-box and Managed web hosting.

Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Moonshot, HP, said, “The unique architecture of HP Moonshot delivers extreme density and power efficiency. Customers can expand their offerings and prepare for the future, while significantly reducing the complexity of their infrastructure.”

Moonshot helps increase productivity by simplifying the delivery of business applications to employees, regardless of their device.  It reduces the cost and complexity of managing applications in the data center by consolidating application delivery into a single architecture.

The solution also helps organizations achieve lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with fewer components to manage, less floor space, and reduced power consumption, the company said.

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With the integrated Graphics Processor Unit (GPU), HP Moonshot eliminates the need for discrete graphics processor cards and allows customers to host any application in the datacenter and deliver it as a service to end users, from Microsoft Office applications to sophisticated multi-media healthcare applications.

“Trends like mobility and graphic-intensive media use are challenging IT organizations to balance performance demands from users with the costs of increasing their compute infrastructure,” said Rakesh Narasimhan, group vice president and general manager, Desktop and App Virtualization, Citrix.

“HP Moonshot strikes that balance, combining new power, management and networking efficiencies while providing a powerful Citrix XenApp application experience. It’s a tremendous value for businesses deploying mobile workspaces,” Narasimhan added.

Moonshot also transforms video transcoding by helping broadcasters and multi-service operators (MSOs) provide an ever-increasing volume of content to a rapidly growing number of devices, all requiring different formats and resolutions.

The video transcoding on the HP Moonshot m710 is enabled by both Vantrix Media Platform  and Harmonic VOS architecture. Broadcasting companies and MSOs can now support 20 times more transcoded video streams per rack using HP Moonshot servers, versus the industry average, with up to 80 percent reduction in costs per stream and a 95 percent reduction in floor space, HP claims.

HP also announced new end-to-end solution for web infrastructure in-a-box based on the HP Moonshot  ProLiant m300 server. Companies can now easily stand up and manage their entire multi-tier web infrastructure within one HP Moonshot chassis or across multiple chassis for maximum scalability and high-availability.

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