Overview: HP offers the industry's broadest portfolio of blade servers and technologies optimized to address customers' needs. The new ProLiant BL20p G2 is a performance dual-processor server blade engineered for the enterprise. The ProLiant BL20p G2 delivers high performance Intel 3.2GHz/533MHz Xeon processors available with 512KB L2 cache or 1M L3 cache SAN storage capability up to 8GB of PC 2100 DDR memory and gigabit NICs standard. The new ProLiant BL20p G2 fits into the same server blade enclosure as the ProLiant BL20p and the new ProLiant BL40p and shares the same power.
The ProLiant BL20p G2 delivers optional Fibre Channel support for SAN implementations and clustering capabilities. Through the implementation of a SAN with the ProLiant BL20p G2 customers can achieve improved data availability easily scale capacity and realize management cost savings from consolidating disk resources. In addition with HP 's fusion of SAN and NAS (Network Attached Storage) customers can design a storage architecture that incorporates application database and file serving solution functionality. Fibre Channel capability is achieved using a Dual Port Fibre Channel Mezzanine Card (2-Gb) specifically designed for the ProLiant BL20p G2. The ProLiant BL20p G2 is optimized for hp StorageWorks and compatible with EMC and Hitachi SANs.