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How HP Proliant Servers are Superior to Off-site Storage

by CindyHoag

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In today's world, storage for your organization is becoming more and more paramount. Larger file sizes and increased IT usage can quickly fill a desktop computer's hard drive. Using a HP Proliant G6 or even a HP Proliant DL380 G4 file server can alleviate storage needs and keep files locally on the network.


Why would you want to host a server for storing files as opposed to off-site companies and "Cloud" capabilities? Can you afford the money or man-hours to put your information in the hands of another?


# Off-site and Cloud Storage depend on active internet. If you lose the internet connection for any reason, access to those files is eliminated

# Offi-site and Cloud storage come with a per-month charge, which increases with storage needs.

# Your files are in the hands of a 3rd party. You will need to trust that your sensitive information is protected on their side with their own software.


The HP Proliant G6 has power to burn. Able to handle up to six Xeon 5600 series processors, the G6 can support up to 288GB of memory. up to 16 SAS or SATA hard drives can be installed in the G6 allowing you to add as many drives as you need. If you need more storage space, simply purchase another drive and add it to the server. There are no monthly fees for increased storage capacities on your own server. Gigabit Ethernet controllers are present for increased bandwidth for heavy network traffic from various devices.


If the G6 is too much power, then consider the HP Proliant DL380 G4 server. Although it only utilizes two CPUs, it can still operate as an excellent file server. The G4 can handle 12GB of PC2-3200 DDR2 memory and up to six SCSI or eight SAS hard drives. Like the G6, the Proliant G4 utilizes an Ethernet Gigabit adapter to handle high-bandwidth access from various networking devices. If your organization is in the need for a simple file server, then the G4 Proliant is more ideal and costs less than the more powerful G6.


Save money in the long run by purchasing a Proliant Server. Your information is valuable and access to it 24/7 will alleviate stresses down the road. Can you trust a 3rd party company to control your data for an added monthly bill?



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