To respond to the latest demands for enterprise server consolidation and virtualization, to provide scalable performance, high-level data protection and simplified systems administration, Bull launched its NovaScale R480 E1 quad-core four-socket server featuring the new Intel® Xeon® 7300 series processor (codenamed Caneland). Available in rack format, the NovaScale R480 E1 server further strengthens the NovaScale Universal range, which extends from entry-level to full-scale enterprise servers.
Powerful consolidation and virtualization capabilities
Broad capacity combined with the ability to run simultaneous processes – thanks to the quad-core processors – provides a solid springboard for consolidation and virtualization.
When it comes to virtualization, the NovaScale R480 E1 server also provides a wide bandwidth with 16 independent and interconnected cores, and with up to ¼TB of scalable system memory, and 1.1TB of internal storage. Robust and scalable, the new NovaScale server helps boost datacenter efficiency, and enables the total cost of ownership to be reduced by facilitating consolidation. VMware virtualization solutions are certified on these new servers.
Simplified systems administration and optimum data protection
The servers are administered using NovaScale Master, the applications suite developed by Bull to facilitate server deployment and reduce the cost of administering IT infrastructures.
The NovaScale R480 E1 server combines reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAS) and ensures data integrity thanks to the following functions and elements: memory mirroring and sparing, hot pluggable PCI Express cards and SATA/SAS disks, redundant hot swappable power supplies and fans. The integrated RAID card, the I/O extension and remote systems administration leave PCI slots available, thus providing the headroom required for intensive I/O throughput.
Prices and availability
The price of a configuration with one E7310 processor, 2 GB memory, one 36 GB/10k/2.5’’ disk plus DVD is €6,110. Available end September 2007.