I plan to delve into Hewlett-Packard's new ProLiant SL Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) line more deeply in an Illuminata Insight over the coming weeks. But it's a significant announcement that highlights some important trends, so hitting some of the highlights of today's announcement is worthwhile.
To start off, it's a new ProLiant form factor that joins existing tower, rack, and blade lineups. Essentially, it represents a shift up to the next lot size of server purchases. In other words, tower servers came first and were often purchased one at a time. Rack servers a few at a … Read more