Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about
Oct21

Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about

Last year I discovered the Demartek reports. Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work they do involves running hardware or software solutions in their test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. Below I highlight 2 reports that I often use as well in my training and consultancy...

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HP releases the next generation Gen9 Proliant servers
Sep10

HP releases the next generation Gen9 Proliant servers

While everyone is looking at the new iPhone 6 with Apple Watch (don’t expect my comment, the internet is full of it already) you should know that there was at the same moment another important announcement – by HP. They released the new Gen9 Proliant server portfolio. At the same time they mentioned that HP Proliant exists already for 25 years… Happy birthday! When we look further than the typical marketing blablabla (3x compute...

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new Service Pack for Proliant 2014.02 released
Feb19

new Service Pack for Proliant 2014.02 released

HP released its latest version of the SPP aka Service Pack for Proliant. This new version 2014.02 will replace the previous version 2013.09. HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HP ProLiant Gen8, G7, and earlier servers as defined in...

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HP Proliant servers clinch virtualization leadership spots (again)
Nov19

HP Proliant servers clinch virtualization leadership spots (again)

HP seems to maintain its role of virtualization performance champion with its record-breaking results for four configurations – 2P blade, 2P, 4P and 8P – on the VMmark 2.x benchmark. Using the VMmark 2.x benchmark, HP ProLiant servers showcased world-class proficiency in performing common platform-level workloads such as live migration of virtual machines, cloning and deploying virtual machines, and automatic virtual...

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HP SIM & Insight Control 7.2 U2 available for download
Oct18

HP SIM & Insight Control 7.2 U2 available for download

HP released an update package for new and existing HP SIM and Insight Control installations. Insight Management 7.2 update2 is a collection of updates and Gen8 support intended to be applied after installing Insight Management 7.2 or Insight Management 7.1 update 1. The IM 7.2 update1 DVD contains an integrated installer that detects the installed Insight Management components and applies the appropriate updates. • New Server support...

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