We have been using a HP Microserver Gen8 here for a while. It's the perfect small server for small business offices and home offices all over. With Windows Server 2012 Essentials it provides small businesses with easy storage management, automated backup of computers connected to the network, plus some nice hardware features including:
- four USB 2.0 ports (external)
- one USB 2.0 port (internal)
- one microSD slot (internal)
- two USB 3.0 ports
- two ethernet ports
- four 3.5” bays
The internal USB port and microSD slot can be used to boot the server with VMWare ESXi Hypervisor if you are so inclined. With four drive bays you can expand storage as needed. Two ethernet ports allows network load balancing (when used with a compatible switch such as the HP PS1810-8G) plus one ethernet port for ILO, allowing remote access to the system even without a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
How to enter this giveaway: Simply visit the HP Microserver Gen8 to find out more about this server and reply below telling us what feature attracts you most and how it could benefit you or your business.
More changes to win: We have one HP Microserver Gen8 to giveaway, but there are seven units in total to be won. Other blogs are participating in this promotion and you have the chance to win one HP Microserver Gen8 in each of those. Here are the dates for their competitions:
October 27th - November 3rd
November 3rd - November 17th
November 17th - December 1st
Make sure you visit those sites on these dates and follow the instructions - you have a chance to win in each one of these.
Also 1CloudRoad is collating all the posts about the HP Microserver here.
Important notice: one entry per user only in our competition. You can enter any of the other competitions, following their rules. The prize includes a HP Microserver and HP PS1810-8G switch to be shipped after the end of the promotion. Previously banned users aren't qualified to win. Competition is open to any geographical location, except where prohibited. Our giveaway closes November 3rd (New Zealand time). Other participant blogs may follow other timezones, check the dates. Winner will be selected in a random draw and contacted via email. After confirmation we will post winner's username in this topic. Answers must be meaningful and complete, including feature and reason why it would benefit you or your business.
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