Rackspace said that it chose the HP ProLiant to provide an AMD-powered server certified to work with Rackspace's enterprise-class infrastructure and managed services.
"We selected the HP ProLiant because of its price for performance advantages," said Lew Moorman, senior vice president of corporate strategy and product development at Rackspace.
"The combination of HP and AMD technology has resulted in a powerful, enterprise-class server that offers high reliability and scalability for our customers' complex applications."
By adding the HP ProLiant with the AMD Opteron processor, Rackspace claims to offer a portfolio of enterprise-grade hardware allowing customers to specify the best industry-standard hardware to meet the needs of their application.
Moorman added that Rackspace benefits from running HP ProLiant servers with AMD Opteron processors in its data centres because of the power and heat load advantages.
"The power efficiencies created by using the ProLiant will enable us to add more servers to our data centres," said Moorman.
"That translates into significant cost savings for Rackspace and will enable us to better utilise our data centre space while keeping electricity costs down."
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