Wednesday, July 11, 2007

BladeSystem Promotion extended to August 31st - Free Enclosure and Switch

HP Ireland are running a cClass BladeSystem end user promotion for the month of July which has been extended to August 31st, 2007. Customers can receive up to €14,500 cash back. Simply populate 50% of the ProLiant c-Class enclosure, include your choice of two interconnect modules and receive the enclosure and one interconnect free.

To support this promotion, purchase the HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem in conjunction with your blade bundle and receive an additional €1,450 cashback. For full details of HP Care Pack Services please visit

The full list of qualifying servers, enclosures and interconnect modules as well as the terms and conditions that apply can be found on

Please note that the promotion web site is due to go live on July 12th.

How to size Power and Cooling for ProLiant and BladeSystem

Power and Cooling requirements are becoming ever more important on the criteria list when devising an IT solution. The ability to accurately predict in advance what power and cooling requirements your computer room or datacentre will require in order to support the proposed solution is of the utmost importance and can determine what the final solution will look like. HP has put a lot of effort into the whole power and cooling aspect of our servers by offering sizing tools, power management and monitoring tools and implementing innovative new technology in our BladeSystem and ProLiant ML/DL servers to both reduce your power requirements while not adversely affecting performance. Most vendors give you some basic sizing and monitoring tools but HP goes the extra step in providing strong integrated OS independent hardware based power management meaning our customers can leverage for Microsoft, Linux or VMware solutions.

For our channel partners this is a great way to add value to your customer proposals differentiating yourselves from the competition and providing the customer with information they will very much appreciate.

Click on the links below for further information
Power Regulator Technology for ProLiant ML/DL/BL Servers - Understand how it works
Power Calulator Utility for ProLiant DL rack based servers - Understand how to use it

Power Sizing Tool for ProLiant Servers - Go do it for ProLiant ML and DL servers
Power Sizing Tool for HP BladeSystem - Go do it for BladeSystem