Server HP Proliant Gen8 DL 360 Review.
1CPU E5 2650L, 8 Core, 1.80GHZ, QPI Speed 8.0 qpi/s, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, 20MB Cashe
The Server HP Proliant Gen8 DL 360 is a leading 1U server designed to support the needs of both large data centers that require the compute density that this versatile server offers as well as small and medium sized businesses that appreciate and want to leverage the value and reliability the Gen8 server platform. While the DL360p has been very recently replaced with the DL360 Gen9, those looking for excellent enterprise value without the need for the highest-end computer power will find good value in the HP Gen8 servers as well as its enhanced serviceability and configuration flexibility.
As far as its hardware goes, the HP Proliant Gen8 DL 360 series is comprised of 1U, 2-socket configurations that feature a Smart Array P420i RAID controller with up to 2GB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC). Up to two Intel E5-2600v2 or E5-2600 Series processors, two PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, and feature-rich, built-in management capabilities. Our server accepts small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch SAS, SATA, or SSD drives, while other configurations of the ProLiant DL380p Gen8 servers accepting large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch drives are also available. Its Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 allows the DL360p to produce maximum performance, memory, I/O connectivity and bandwidth for some pretty demanding workloads.
We will be using the Server HP Proliant Gen8 DL 360 in our StorageReview labs to test small NAS devices that include enough power and support for flash storage. Small NAS are increasingly finding their way into the enterprise for applications like small databases. Be it in production, internal use or in a test/dev scenario. To that end the Gen8 works perfectly, pairing HP’s reliability and support with a slightly older configuration that does not need to be the latest and greatest from a compute power perspective.