Thursday, October 23, 2014

HP Intros Moonshots for App Delivery, Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

HP introduced ProLiant Moonshot servers based on Intel silicon and aimed at a number of specific use cases, including:

  • Application delivery with Citrix XenApp
  • Video transcoding with Harmonic Inc. and Vantrix
  • Web infrastructure in-a-box
  • Managed web hosting

“A transformative approach to computing is required to enable breakthrough capabilities not possible using traditional servers and move the needle on workload optimization,” said Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Moonshot, HP. “The unique architecture of HP Moonshot delivers extreme density and power efficiency. Customers can expand their offerings and prepare for the future, while significantly reducing the complexity of their infrastructure.”

The HP Moonshot solution for application delivery is based on the new HP Moonshot ProLiant m710 server, which features the customized Intel Xeon E3-1284L v3 processor with built-in Intel Iris Pro Graphics P5200. Video transcoding is supported on the HP Moonshot m710 enabled by both Vantrix Media Platform and Harmonic VOS architecture.

The web infrastructure in-a-box solution is based on the HP Moonshot ProLiant m300 server. Companies can  stand up and manage their entire multi-tier web infrastructure within one HP Moonshot chassis or across multiple chassis for maximum scalability and high-availability. The web infrastructure in-a-box features a LAMP stack solution that includes an exclusive Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription model for HP Moonshot servers using Intel Atom processors.