In a network where control of data, applications, and security are needed the server is the heart and soul of it. Although a more expensive server will surely provide mind-blowing results, certain locations don't need that much power. For those who are on a strict budget, purchasing a less powerful server could be more ideal.
The HP ProLiant DL380G5 is one of those servers that will supply your network with enough backbone to complete quite a few tasks. Although it may be more affordable with less performance than its big brothers, the G5 still packs quite a punch in terms of productivity. This server supports Intel Xeon 5x00 series processors both dual and quad core. Up to 64GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 fully buffered memory can be installed in the HP ProLiant DL380G5 giving it enough power to run most applications and features without trouble. An array of drives can be installed leading up to a supported 2TB of SATA control. The G5 would be an excellent choice for locations that don't require massive amounts of processing power.
On the other side of the coin faces the HP ProLiant DL380 G7. For corporations and organizations who need more processing power and performance, the G7 is the monster you need. By taking a look at the HP DL380 G7 quickspecs, we can see:
Up to 6-core Intel Xeon 5600 series CPUs x2
384GB of PC3-10600R RDIMMs or PC3-10600E UDIMM DDR3 Memory
Support for 16 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch SFF SAS or SATA Drives
Dual Gigabit Ethernet NC382i Multifunction 2-Port Controllers
For those who need more power than the smaller G5, the DL380 G7 has performance galore. The G7 is far more than a simple file server. It is a multi-location, file, application, security, and functionality work-horse. Comparing the HP DL380 G7 quickspecs with those of the G5 shows just how much of a difference there is between the two servers.
If you are unsure about what type of server you need, contact us and we can help you decide. We can help you choose the right server based on your needs and functions of the location you need it for. Our experienced staff will assist you and could possibly save you a lot of money in the long run.