Posts Tagged ‘HP ProLIant’


Great IT Pro Review on HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8

January 21, 2013

How does the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 get on when equipped with new Low Power Intel Processors? Very well here’s the verdict from IT Pro:

“It’s been a long wait but HP’s first E5-4600 Xeon server delivers a well designed platform for running business critical apps and heavy duty virtualisations. Internal storage capacity is low but its design leaves plenty of room for expansion, it represents good value and it’s a lot easier on the power supply than a Xeon E7 system.”

Read the full review:



HP iQuote ProLiant Finder Now Live

August 29, 2012

We’ve extended the PPS Finder across to HP ProLiant. If you know what specification you want (technology, price, in stock etc.) but are not sure of the best fit HP ProLiant server range then the HP iQuote ProLiant Finder is for you !

ProLiant Finder

Simply use the filters on the left to reduce the number of systems to less than about 50 and the appropriate products will display in the right hand pane. You see a graphic plus a short spec table. Once you’ve chosen your perfect ProLiant simply click to load in HP iQuote.

As always we welcome your feedback to help us improve – use the feedback form.


HP iQuote Product Introductions

June 22, 2012

A wave of new HP ProLiant Gen 8 Server Ranges plus some Thin Client news. We’re behind on our product announcements so here’s a quick update. HP iQuote now features:

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8
  • HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8
  • HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8

and there’s more in production including the HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8, BL465 Gen 8 and DL385p Gen 8.

For each of these new Ranges we’ll follow up with a more detailed Blog article.

HP Thin Clients: following a number of requests to include HP’s range of Thin Clients in HP iQuote this is happening. We should see a number of models appearing in early July for the UK initially. Not complex to configure but feedback was to allow HP iQuote users a single location to generate quotations and there is potential in the future to include in tools like Product Finder.

We’re always happy to receive feedback from our HP iQuote Users simply use the Feedback Form.


HP iQuote v1.9: iLO Management

April 6, 2012

Major improvements to the way iLO Management is handled in HP iQuote. If an iLO enabled ProLiant server is sold, but with no iLO software, the customer will miss out on some of the coolest, time-saving management features. If you manage their network, then you are also missing out. So it is important that HP iQuote highlights the options: something we have done in HP iQuote v1.9:

  1. There is a NEW entry in the Spec Table called Management and this will tell you the iLO version plus whether Insight Control is included or not. If not you can simply link from the Spec Table to supported options.
  2. We’ve added Validation to iLO. If Insight Control is not included, but there is an iLO you get a Blue Warning. Click on that and again you can link to the supported options. Once added the Blue Warning turns Green. If the system ships with Insight Control the Validation Notes item is Green anyway.

iLO 1Customers that deploy HP ProLiant’s Management Tools are far more likely to continue to purchase HP ProLiant servers, which are mostly sold via the Channel so that’s good. This helps boost your revenue and margin plus you can wrap services around iLO and Insight Control.  Also if you manage your customer’s networks, have iLO Advanced or Insight Control on the server can save you time and money by eliminating site visits and enabling more complete remote management.

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HP iQuote: ENERGY STAR Compliance

October 11, 2011

Now you can see which HP ProLiant Servers have the much coveted ENERGY STAR rating. We’ve added an icon:

Energy Star in HP iQuote 2

A really easy way to help those customers that want to lower their costs and the impact they have on the environment. More information on ENERGY STAR:


iQuote & HP ProLiant EMEA Incentive Coming Soon

April 27, 2011

From May to July 2011 (together with HP) will be running an incentive in iQuote for European HP Channel Partners called Golden Ticket. iQuote Users can win prizes but only if they use iQuote to quote HP ProLiant Servers and HP Qualified Options.

Full details will follow so look out for iQuote Golden Ticket days throughout HP’s 3rd Quarter. Remember that if you don’t already have iQuote you’ll be able to get an iQuote No-IT service from May 2011:

Good luck from the iQuote Team here at


UK/IE Users: Avalanche Options Live

April 15, 2011

New HP Top Value “Book Pricing” is now live. At the start of April HP introduced Avalanche Options into Top Value and this is now available in iQuote. The way Avalanche works is that the more options you add the more you save. Avalanche qualifying options are highlighted in iQuote so you can select them easily and then they are displayed in the basket with a red star so you can flex up to get more discount.


The rebate is calculated as soon as you reach the entry threshold and then that is dynamic increased as you add more qualifying options. If you have any feedback on this new iQuote feature please use the Feedback Form in iQuote. We believe Avalanche Options is a brilliant solution to offering customers flexible bundle pricing.

Note: HP Max Qty has been removed from iQuote. Any saved quotes that are re-opened will revert to Avalanche Options pricing.


PSU Wattage in Servers

March 4, 2011

Server System Unit Product Descriptions now contain PSU configuration. We had some feedback from one of our US technical iQuote users that Resellers prefer to have the PSU in the product description so we added it for all US SKUs and will do the same for EMEA SKUs really soon. In fact we had them live in the US within a day for all servers.

Example iQuote US Server Description:
HP Smart Buy ProLiant DL380 G7 Intel Xeon E5620 (2.40GHz 12MB) 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz UDIMM Hot-Pluggable 2.5in Small Form Factor Smart Array P410i/512MB FBWC DVD-RW 460W PSU 3yr Next Business Day Warranty

Hopefully that’s a useful change. We can’t always action feedback that quickly but it’s worth mentioning potential improvements to us !


Microsoft SBS 2011 from HP now in iQuote

February 19, 2011

iQuote now offers the new Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) parts from HP. Designed and priced for small businesses, the SBS 2011 solution suite offers agile, all-in-one, secure server solutions.

There are lots of parts to reflect the Standard and Premium versions and the various licencing methods, CALs etc. Here are some of the key parts:


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iQuote Update: New UK Top Value Servers Added

September 3, 2010

Three new Top Value models in iQuote.

HP DL360G7 ProLiant Servers: new models are powered by either the Intel Quad Core Xeon E5506 or X5650 Processors, carry 6GB  or 12GB of DDR3 RDIMM Memory and a Smart Array P410i Integrated RAID Controller with either 256MB or 512MB of Cache Memory depending on the model.

Top Value Models Added to iQuote:


HP DL165 G7 ProLiant Server: powered by the AMD 6128 Processor, it has 2GB (1 x 2GB) of DDR3 RDIMM Memory and a Smart Array B110i SATA Integrated RAID Controller.

Top Value Model Added to iQuote: