Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com
Hewlett-Packard (HP) expanded its Intel-based server offerings for small- and medium-sized businesses by announcing its latest, easy-to-use, and affordable server. Available in North America and Europe, the HP Server tc2100 is designed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market by helping keep SMBs up and running with maximum productivity and efficiency, but minimum cost and effort.
HP says that it designed the server specifically for SMBs who have little to no IT staff. Some of the ease-of-use features that HP is touting include tool-less entry, front-end access, easy mounting and an installation CD. In addition, the server is designed to fit under the desk of a space-constrained office.
"There is more and more pressure on SMB customers to support their businesses with robust IT solutions that can be easily deployed and operated without draining limited resources and budget," said Jean-Jacques Ozil, worldwide marketing manager, HP Network Server Division. "With the introduction of the HP Server tc2100, HP continues to define its leadership in this market with innovative, inexpensive products that provide superb reliability requiring a minimal amount of IT support."
Availability and Pricing
The HP Server tc2100 is expected to be available Feb. 1 to customers in North America and Europe. Estimated U.S. pricing starts at $649 for the Celeron 950 MHz model with 40 GB IDE hard-drive.