Jimmy Daley is Director of Smart Storage at Hewlett Packard in Industry Standard Servers. In the past year, the new Gen8 platform was introduced and there were over 150 innovations in Proliant Gen8. Management features such as Active Insight, and remote management have been added. Gen7 to Gen8 offers improvements of 40 to 60% on real-world process benchmarks, delivering benefits in power consumption and cooling costs.
Each year brings incredibile advances in memory and processor power - yet storage has not kept pace. The challenge was to develop a more efficient and elegant architecture. HP Smart Caching offers a much more efficient dynamic and adaptable
Jimmy talks of some of the challenges that designers faced in development - uncovering bottlenecks in the entire storage stack.