I thought that this deal was too good not to mention to all of you UK based TechHeads looking at purchasing an HP Proliant MicroServer. HP are offering a whopping £50 cash back on all new MicroServers until the 30th November. Unfortunately this deal is only for UK based residents, though I’ll keep my ear to the ground for any similar HP Proliant MicroServer deals in other countries and will post them here.
As mentioned in my recent MicroServer blog posts here, here and here the server will suit those of you looking for a small VMware virtualization lab server suitable for running >4-6 low to moderate workload VMs (assuming it is using 8GB memory). For anything requiring more CPU horsepower and/or memory I would recommend taking a look at the ML110 G6.
*** UPDATE *** ServersPlus have knocked another £10 off of the RRP price of the HP MicroServer making for an even more compelling case to buy one for the lab.
Check out the ServersPlus site for more details on this great deal also check out their VMware virtualization HP MicroServer bundle here which offers good value for money and can also have the £50 cash back deal applied to it . Keep in mind that you will also need to buy a CD/DVD drive for it and that it also only has two DIMM memory sockets so if you want to take it up to the maximum 8GB you’ll be looking at utilising both sockets with 2 x 4GB DIMMs. Even still with this £50 cash back deal if offers pretty good value.