HP BladeSystem c7000 or HP DL380 G6 for virtual consolidation of data center ??
Posted on 2009-05-05
We are at the beginning stages of a virtual consolidation project. Right now we are trying to determine what hardware to go with for our ESX hosts. We plan on consolidating about 20 servers initially. The servers we are consolidating currently run our document management system and our time/billing applications. The current hardware is a mix of HP DL 380s and 360s (g3 and g4). We're going to stay w/ HP hardware and are also going to incorporate a LeftHand Networks SAN appliance. Right now we are considering the HP BladeSystem c7000 or a handful of HP DL380 G6s. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.