As we produce more and more data, it's not uncommon for families and small businesses to want to centralize it for easy access. While tools like Dropbox can be helpful, access times are slower than using a server in your own home and the question of data security comes up as well, especially in the light of questions around PRISM and other similar programs.
That's why we're intrigued by HP's latest MicroServer offering, the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8. It's really tiny, very affordable, and packed with lots of enterprise features. For example, the box includes "Integrated Lights Out," or iLO, which allows you to remotely manage the server, mount virtual media, and even power the machine on and off directly from a web browser. While the machine would make a great file/print server for a small office, we think it might also make a wonderful home server or perhaps a machine that can used in a small lab to test out new software offerings.
We'll have answers to a lot of these questions in the near future as HP has agreed to partner with Neowin by giving us one to review. We're looking forward to putting it in our lab and running it through various tests. We'll be sure to share all of the details we find, and if there's anything in particular that you're interested in, let us know and we'll try to put it on the test plan.
The even better news? Once we're done testing the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, we'll be able to give it away to one of our lucky readers! We did this a couple of years ago after we returned from HP Discover, so we're excited to be able to give you another cool prize, since our readers are the reason we're here.
So let us know what you'd like to do with a ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 and keep reading the front page over the next few weeks when we announce the details of the giveaway
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