HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Storage Server

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Storage Server

You have better things to do than worry about file storage. You’re juggling multiple interfaces, security concerns, and shrinking backup windows - all while your users demand more storage space. You need high-capacity file storage that's powerful and easy to manage, and you need it soon.

HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Storage Server is the fast and easy way to add high-density 2U rack-mount networked file storage to your small or medium IT environment. The Microsoft Windows-powered operating system is pre-installed and internal storage is pre-configured, so you're up and serving files in minutes. Support for multiple protocols enables you to consolidate to a centralized network attached storage (NAS) solution or to create a backup/replication target. A single file/print solution to manage, scale, and secure helps you spend less time and effort on maintenance and management, and industry-standard building blocks protect your investment by providing compatibility with your network and applications.

What's new
* A high-capacity and high-performance 5.4 TB SAS model featuring twelve 450 GB SAS HDDs

Features and Benefits

Ready to Deploy

* Be up and serving files in minutes, not hours: The operating system is pre-installed and user storage is pre-configured, so it's a quick, secure, and easy way to add file storage to your network.
* A single, centralized file server: Consolidate islands of direct-attached storage to one platform or create a scalable disk-based backup or replication target.
* Multiple models to fit your needs: 12-drive models greatly reduce your cost per GB and new Base and 8-drive models have open drive slots for flexible internal expansion.

Windows-powered Network Attached Storage (NAS)

* Multi-protocol file serving: Install in wide range of heterogeneous file serving environments with support for SMB/CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP, WebDAV, AppleTalk, and NetWare protocols.
* Spend less time and effort managing files: A consolidated and networked solution means you have one thing to manage, scale, and protect.
* Familiar management look and feel: If you've used Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to manage a Windows server, you're probably already familiar with how to manage a ProLiant Storage Server.

Industry-standard Hardware and Software

* HP ProLiant server hardware: Relax - your investment is protected because you're not locked into a proprietary platform. And you can take advantage of built-in functionality like Lights-out 100i that lets you manage and troubleshoot remotely.
* Seamless integration into your environment: It's running Windows, so it integrates natively into your Active Directory and DFS environments, and runs your favorite antivirus, backup, and storage management applications.
* High density storage platform: The 2U rack-mount platform features quad-core processing, support for up to twelve 3.5" SATA or SAS internal hard drives, and easy external expansion using HP MSA enclosures.

Intelligent storage management features

* Optimized for file serving: Up to 20% faster file serving performance than a Windows Server 2003 R2 installation.
* Get more space using file deduplication: Single Instance Storage (SIS) recovers up to 35% of disk space by reducing the amount of redundant data.
* Storage-specific tools and features included: Reap the benefits of optimized Indexed Search, SharePoint® Services support, Quotas, File Screening, Storage Reporting, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshots, and Distributed File System (DFS) Replication - all at no extra charge.
* Print server support: Don't forget that a DL185 G5 Storage Server is a Windows print server too, offering consolidation benefits to your Windows print environment.
* Microsoft iSCSI Software Target support: Upgrade to host block-based application storage to further consolidate and lower hardware and administrative costs.