A new class
of server
Cloud, Mobility, Security, and Big Data are transforming what the business expects from IT resulting in a “New Style of IT.” The result of alternative thinking from a proven industry leader, HP Moonshot is the world’s first software defined web server that will accelerate innovation while delivering breakthrough efficiency and scale.

It’s time to build a better enterprise. Together.

 
Compared to traditional servers, up to:
89%
less
energy *
80%
less
space *
77%
less
cost **
97%
less
complex *
Speed, Scale and Specialization
The HP Moonshot System is like nothing else that exists today. It’s a huge leap forward in infrastructure design that addresses the speed, scale, and specialization needed for a "New Style of IT."

HP Moonshot web servers are designed and tailored for specific workloads to deliver optimum performance. These low power servers share management, power, cooling, networking, and storage. This architecture is key to achieving 8x efficiency at scale*, and enabling 3x faster innovation cycle.

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HP Moonshot System
 

“With nearly 10 billion devices connected to the internet and predictions for exponential growth, we’ve reached a point where the space, power, and cost demands of traditional technology are no longer sustainable. HP Moonshot marks the beginning of a new style of IT that will change the infrastructure economics and lay the foundation for the next 20 billion devices. ”

Meg Whitman
President and CEO, HP

Just think...
HP Moonshot Low Power Servers

If the public cloud were a country, it would rank fifth in electricity consumption.


Reducing that number by even 50% would save the equivalent of the electricity consumption of the United Kingdom.

  • *   Based on HP internal analysis of HP Moonshot with ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridges.
  • ** Based on HP internal estimates of total cost to operate HP Moonshot with ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridges as compared to traditional servers.

HP ProLiant Moonshot

Explore the world's first software defined server.

Workload

Hosted Desktop Infrastructure

HP ProLiant m700 Server Cartridge

HP ProLiant m700 Server Cartridge

The HP ProLiant m700 Server Cartridge features four AMD Opteron X2150 APUs for hosted desktop infrastructure workloads. With integrated graphics acceleration, this cartridge is the foundation of the ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, delivering 44% lower TCO than traditional desktops while improving security and compliance for mobile workers. *

Explore the ProLiant m700 Server Cartridge

Discover more about the ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops

Web

HP ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridge

HP ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridge

The HP ProLiant Moonshot Server is available with the Intel® Atom™ Processor S1260. This purpose-built web server provides optimal results in a dedicated hosting environment and lets you generate greater revenue from a smaller footprint all while driving down your operational costs using low-energy server processors and direct attached disk drives. *

Explore the ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridge

Parallels Containers for Web Hosting
Solution briefPDF 317 KB

NGINX Plus for Web Serving
Solution briefPDF 256 KB

HP ProLiant m300 Server Cartridge

HP ProLiant m300 Server Cartridge

For more demanding web applications, the HP ProLiant m300 Server Cartridge leverages the increased performance per watt of the Intel® Atom™ C2750 System on a Chip (SOC). This software-defined server provides 24% lower TCO using 80% less energy, 91% less space than traditional servers for web workloads, so you can cost-effectively handle multiple simultaneous requests for web content. *

Discover the ProLiant m300 Server Cartridge

Microsoft IIS for Web Serving
Solution briefPDF 1.04 MB

NGINX Plus for Web Serving
Solution briefPDF 256 KB

HP Moonshot System

HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis

Faster innovation and unprecedented scale begins with the Moonshot 1500 Chassis. Specifically designed to support servers using mobile device chips, the 4.3U chassis shares management, networking, storage, power cords, cooling components, direct attached disk drives, and two network switches. It supports up to 45 hot-pluggable, efficient, extreme low-energy servers, each tuned to a specific workload. Starter kits available soon, along with 15-cartridge packs.

Discover the HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis


Explore the Moonshot Family GuidePDF 390 KB

AllianceOne Partner MS Program

HP has brought together industry leading hardware and software partners in the HP Moonshot Partner Program. Find out how HP and industry leaders are accelerating innovation.
Learn more about HP Moonshot Partner Program

HP Discovery Lab

HP Discovery Lab lets customers and partners experiment, test and benchmark solutions on HP's latest technologies - from anywhere in the world.
Learn more about the HP Discovery Lab

  • * Based on HP Engineering tests, November 2013.

HP software for Moonshot System

In addition to server cartridges, switch modules, and uplink modules, the HP Moonshot System can also include a wide variety of HP software. Depending on your needs, you can choose from the following HP offerings.

HP Moonshot Chassis Management module

Managing the health of the chassis and servers inside, the HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis Management module includes a command-line interface accessible via SSH to configure the chassis and server settings, as well as control server power and UID lights. In addition, the module:

  • Uses Virtual Serial Port to access servers and flash firmware within the chassis
  • Supports IPMI management
  • Supports the SL Advanced Power Management protocol (SL-APM) to simplify hardware monitoring and management

You can find more information on SL-APM here.

HP Cloud OS for Moonshot

Over the past year, Moonshot has been revolutionizing the economics of the data center—now, it is extending into the cloud. Based on HP Cloud OS, Cloud OS for Moonshot brings the power and extensibility of Openstack to the Moonshot System, enabling you to speed deployment of cloud services running on HP Moonshot.

  • Simplify OpenStack installation, management, and updates—Reduce manually intensive processes from hundreds of steps over multiple packages to a simple, automated process.
  • Speed bare-metal provisioning—Automate workload deployment directly onto the cartridge rather than going through a hypervisor.
  • Enhance service lifecycle management—Manage large scale Moonshot environments with automated deployment of single and multi-tier workloads.

HP Cloud OS for Moonshot enables rapid innovation, helping enterprises and service providers avoid lock-in, minimize complexity, and support massive scale-out cloud environments with beneficial economics of an open source architecture. As a leader and a top contributor in the OpenStack community, HP brings industry-leading innovation, expertise and best practices with HP Cloud OS technology to help you drive better business outcomes.

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HP Insight Cluster Management Utility

Based on extensive experience delivering high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, HP developed the HP Insight Cluster Management Utility (Insight CMU). This advanced solution enables cost-effective, user-friendly, error-free management of high performance clusters. Designed for managing a large number of standalone systems, HP Insight CMU is the perfect fit for HP Moonshot System. HP Insight CMU’s simple graphical interface:

  • Enables an "at-a-glance" per-server view of the entire Moonshot System.
  • Allows rapid provisioning of software to all nodes of a system.
  • Provides frictionless scalable operating environment installation, remote management and analytics.
  • Supports all Moonshot server cartridges in the chassis.

Please visit the HP Cluster management utility page to find the latest whitepaper, brochure, and flash demo.

HP Moonshot System

HP Moonshot Concierge Support

A product as revolutionary as the HP Moonshot System requires a new kind of customer experience. Moonshot Concierge Support delivers customized services optimized for scale and low total cost of ownership. Services delivered when and where they are needed, including streamlined procurement and a new approach to the way you acquire your compute capacity, expertise delivered through HP Foundation Care, Datacenter Care, Consulting services and Proactive Care services are all designed to make the Moonshot experience your own.

Accelerate your Moonshot experience with services from HP

You've heard about HP's newest technology, Moonshot, to support your key business initiatives. Need help deciding if your workload could perform better on Moonshot? Need to define your strategy for implementing these changes? You can start by contacting TS Consulting services.

To gain the most benefit from Moonshot technology, IT transition time will need to accelerate. How do you get started? What's the roadmap and timeline? HP Technology Services is ready to help you get a successful start using Moonshot.

Implementation

Technology Services support specialists can help in a variety of ways. HP technical specialists bring tested processes and experience to efficiently install your new Moonshot chassis and components:

  • Onsite installation & startup service for fully installing your Moonshot hardware includes full chassis setup and configuration, power and network connectivity validation and knowledge transfer. One operating system instance will be installed.
  • Basic hardware installation provides simple installation, power and network connectivity verification.

For assistance with converged systems that are built upon Moonshot technology, consider Factory Express which configures the solution at the factory and brings it to you, ready to implement onsite.

Training

HP also offers education services training to improve operational performance and get the best return on your investment. We offer a 3-day course that provides the information and experience necessary to install, configure, and manage the HP Moonshot. The course consists of a series of labs that will be completed on Moonshot systems from the HP Virtual Labs.

Sign up for training

Support

  • HP Foundation Care: ongoing support relationship with HP. Newly simplified service levels offer a range of coverage windows and response times to support Moonshot hardware and operating system software.
  • HP Datacenter Care: flagship service level for large customer environments, offering the most customizable support solution combining proactive services.

HP Financial Services

Customize your Moonshot acquisition and IT lifecycle with flexible financing & asset management solutions from HP Financial Services.

Learn more about HP Financial Services

HP Discovery Lab

HP Discovery Lab allows customers and partners to experiment, test and benchmark applications on the HP Moonshot System as well as on traditional servers. Discovery Labs around the world provide unfettered access - onsite and remotely - to customers and partners for precise application testing and benchmarking for just the right solution for your needs.

Learn more about the Discovery Lab

AllianceOne Partner MS Program

HP Moonshot Partner Program

The HP Moonshot Partner Program, available through the AllianceOne program at HP, is designed to help Independent Software vendors (ISV’s), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV’s) and System Integrators (SI’s) validate that their solution benefits from the features of HP Moonshot and enables them to deliver differentiated value to their customers.

HP Moonshot Partner Program PDF 596 KB

For information and registration: HP Moonshot Partner Program, part of HP AllianceONE.

What our partners are saying

Hardware Partners

    
AMD
AMD
“ AMD is excited to continue our deep collaboration with HP to bring extreme low-energy, ultra dense, specialized server solutions to the market. Both companies share a passion to bring innovative workload optimized solutions to the market, enabling customers to scale-out to new levels within existing energy and space constraints. The new low-power x86 AMD Opteron™ APU is optimized in the HP Moonshot System to dramatically lower TCO in quickly emerging media oriented workloads. ”

Suresh Gopalakrishnan

Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Server Business
AMD

Applied Micro
Applied Micro
“ It is exciting to see HP take the lead in innovating low-energy servers for the cloud. Applied Micro's ARM 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip will enable performance levels seen in today's deployments while offering higher densities, greatly improved I/O, and substantial reductions in the total cost of ownership. Together, we will unleash innovation unlike anything we've seen in the server market for decades. ”

Paramesh Gopi

President and CEO
Applied Micro

ARM
ARM
“ In the current economic and power realities, today's server infrastructure cannot meet the needs of the next billion data users, or the evolving needs of currently supported users. Customers need innovative SoC solutions which deliver more integration and optimization than has historically been required by traditional enterprise workloads. HP's Moonshot System is a departure from the one size fits all approach of traditional enterprise and embraces a range of ARM partner solutions that address different performance, workloads and cost points. ”

Lakshmi Mandyam

Director, Server Systems and Ecosystems
ARM

Cavium
Cavium
“ HP Moonshot System is a game changer for delivering optimized server solutions. It beautifully balances the need for mixing different processor solutions optimized for different workloads under a standard hardware and software framework. Cavium's Project Thunder will provide a family of 64-bit ARM v8 processors with dense and scalable sever class performance at extremely attractive power and cost metrics. We are doing this by blending performance and power efficient compute, high performance memory and networking into a single, highly integrated SoC ”

Amer Haider

VP, Corporate and Business Development
Cavium

Intel
Intel
“ Intel is proud to deliver the only server class, 64-bit SoC technology that powers the first and only production shipping HP ProLiant Moonshot Server today. 64-bit Intel Atom processor S1200 family features extreme low power combined with required datacenter class capabilities for lightweight web scale workloads, such as low end dedicated hosting and static web serving. In collaboration with HP, we have a strong roadmap of additional server solutions shipping later this year, including Intel's 2nd generation 64-bit SoC, "Avoton" based on leading 22nm manufacturing technology, that will deliver best in class energy efficiency and density for HP Moonshot System. ”

Jason P. Waxman

Vice President, Intel Architecture Group
General Manager, Cloud Platforms Group

Marvell
SRC Computers
SRC Computers
“ HP Moonshot System's high density packaging coupled with integrated network capability provides the perfect platform to enable HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem partners to deliver cutting edge technology to the hyper-scale market. SRC Computers is excited to bring its history of delivering paradigm shifting high-performance, low-power, reconfigurable processors to HP Project Moonshot's vision of optimizing hardware for maximum application performance at lowest TCO. ”

Jon Huppenthal

CEO
SRC Computers

Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments
“ The scalability and high performance at low power offered through HP's Moonshot System gives customers an unmatched ability to adapt their solutions to the ever-changing and demanding market needs in the high performance computing, cloud computing and communications infrastructure markets. The strong collaboration efforts between HP and TI through the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem ensure that customers understand and get the most benefit from the processors at a system-level. ”

Brian Glinsman

Vice President, Processors
Texas Instruments

Software Partners

    
Canonical
Canonical
“ HP Moonshot is setting the roadmap for next generation data centers by changing the model for density, power, cost and innovation. Ubuntu has been designed to meet the needs of Hyperscale customers and, combined with its management tools, is ideally suited be the operating system platform for HP Moonshot. Canonical has been working with HP since the beginning of the Moonshot Project, and Ubuntu is the only OS integrated and fully operational across the complete Moonshot System covering x86 and ARM chip technologies. ”

Chris Kenyon

SVP, Sales and Business Development
Canonical

Citrix
Citrix
“ Adopters of desktop virtualization discovered long ago that there is no single virtualization technology that can address all use cases for the modern workforce. The HP ConvergedSystem for Hosted Desktops is an innovative new desktop delivery technology that plugs into the Citrix XenDesktop FlexCast management architecture delivering dedicated compute and graphics resources for hosted desktops without the complexity of hypervisors and SANs. Low overhead and power requirements make this a very attractive alternative to VDI. ”

Rakesh Narasimhan

VP and GM, Desktop and Apps
Citrix

Cloudera
Cloudera
“ We're committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data initiatives. Our partnership with HP enables joint customers to keep and query their data at scale so they can ask bigger questions and get bigger answers. By using HP's Moonshot System, our customers can benefit from the improved resource utilization of next generation data center solutions that are workload optimized for specific applications. ”

Tim Stevens

Vice President, Business and Corporate Development
Cloudera

Couchbase
Couchbase
“ Today's interactive applications are accessed 24x365 by millions of web and mobile users, and the volume and velocity of data they generate is growing at an unprecedented rate. Traditional technologies are hard pressed to keep up with the scalability and performance demands of these new applications. Couchbase NoSQL database technology combined with HP's Moonshot System is a powerful offering for customers who want to easily develop interactive web and mobile applications and run them reliably at scale. ”

Bob Wiederhold

CEO
Couchbase

CyWee
CyWee
“ Our partnership with HP facilitates CyWee's goal of offering solutions that merge the digital and physical worlds. With TI's new SoCs, we are one step closer to making this a reality by pushing state-of-the-art video to specialized server environments. Together, CyWee and HP will deliver richer multimedia experiences in a variety of cloud-based markets, including cloud gaming, virtual office, video conferencing and remote education. ”

Joe Ye

CEO
CyWee

DataStax
DataStax
“ HP's new Moonshot System will enable organizations to increase the energy efficiency of their data centers while reducing costs. Our Cassandra-based database platform provides the massive scalability and multi-datacenter capabilities that are a perfect complement to this initiative, and we are excited to be working with HP to bring this solution to a wide range of customers. ”

Billy Bosworth

CEO
DataStax

Hortonworks
Hortonworks
“ Big data comes in a wide range for formats and types and is a result of the connected everything world we live in. Through Project Moonshot, HP has enabled a new class of infrastructure to run more efficient workloads, like Apache Hadoop, and meet the market demand of more performance for less. ”

Mitch Ferguson

VP, Business Development
Hortonworks

HP Autonomy
HP Autonomy
“ The unprecedented volume and variety of data introduces unique challenges to organizations today... By combining the HP Moonshot system with Autonomy IDOL's unique ability to understand concepts in information, organizations can dramatically reduce the cost, space, and energy requirements for their big data initiatives, and at the same time gain insights that grow revenue, reduce risk, and increase their overall Return on Information. ”

Fernando Lucini

Chief Technology Officer
HP Autonomy

HP Vertica
HP Vertica
“ Big Data is not just for Big Companies - or Big Servers - anymore - it's affecting all sectors of the market. At HP Vertica we're very excited about the work we've been doing with the Moonshot team on innovative configurations and types of analytic appliances which will allow us to bring the benefits of real-time Big Data analytics to new segments of the market. The combination of the HP Vertica Analytics Platform and Moonshot is going to be a game-changer for many. ”

Colin Mahony

SVP & GM
HP Vertica

Linaro
Linaro
“ HP worked closely with Linaro to establish the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG). This will help accelerate the development of the software ecosystem around ARM Powered servers. HP's Moonshot System is a great platform for innovation - encouraging a wide range of silicon vendors to offer competing 'plug-and-play' server solutions, which will give end users maximum choice for all their different workloads. ”

David Rusling

CTO
Linaro

MapR
MapR
“ Organizations are looking for ways to rapidly deploy, scale, and manage their infrastructure, with an architecture that is optimized for today's application workloads. HP Moonshot System is an energy efficient, space saving, workload-optimized solution to meet these needs, and HP has partnered with MapR Technologies, a Hadoop technology leader, to accelerate innovation and deployment of Big Data solutions. ”

Alan Geary

Senior Director, WW Business Development
MapR

NuoDB
NuoDB
“ NuoDB and HP are shattering the scalability and density barriers of a traditional database server. NuoDB on the HP Moonshot System delivers unparalleled database density, where customers can now run their applications across thousands of databases on a single box, significantly reducing the total cost across hardware, software, and power consumption. The flexible architecture of HP Moonshot coupled with NuoDB's hyper-pluggable database design and its innovative "database hibernation" technology makes it possible to bring this unprecedented hardware and software combination to market. ”

Barry Morris

Co-Founder and CEO
NuoDB, Inc.

Parallels
Parallels
“ As the leading solution provider for the hosting market, Parallels is excited to be collaborating in the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem. The HP Moonshot System in concert with Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Containers provides a flexible and efficient solution for cloud computing and hosting. ”

John Zanni

VP, Service Provider Marketing and Alliances
Parallels

Red Hat
Red Hat
“ Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP's converged infrastructure means predictability, consistency and stability. Companies around the globe rely on these attributes when deploying applications every day, and our value proposition is just as important in the Hyperscale segment. When customers require a standard operating environment based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, I believe they will look to the HP Moonshot System as a strong platform for high-density Hyperscale implementations. ”

Jim Totton

Vice President and General Manager, Platform Business Unit
Red Hat

SUSE
SUSE
“ HP Project Moonshot's promise of extreme low-energy servers is a game changer, and SUSE is pleased to partner with HP to bring this new innovation to market. For more than twenty years, SUSE has adapted its enterprise-grade Linux operating system to achieve ever-increasing performance needs that succeed both today and tomorrow in areas such as Big Data and cloud computing. ”

Michael Miller

Vice President, Global Alliances and Marketing
SUSE

Moonshot will fundamentally change how servers are built and operated.

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Carrenza
“ HP Moonshot will enable us to provide the increasing level of services our customers require in this new era and deliver an enormous amount of resources at very low power, costing us less to deliver and less for our customers to consume. ” Read more

Jason Reid

Chief Technology Officer
China Merchant Bank (APJ)

General Electric
“ HP's innovation on the Moonshot program delivers an architecture that dramatically accelerates computing by addressing energy and space utilization, costs, and management efficiency – all designed for deployment at the extensive scale needed for a new era of data driven services. ” Read more

Gregory R. Simpson

Chief Technology Officer
General Electric

Hostway
“ The HP Moonshot System is the kind of revolutionary innovation that we've come to expect from HP, and the space and power savings it brings makes it ideal for delivering our services. ” Read more

Alexandru Bordei

Product Development Manager
Hostway

HP Technology and Operations Organization
“ We're looking forward to expanding Moonshot deployments to drive our next wave of data center transformation and efficiency. ” Read more

John Hinshaw

Executive Vice President
HP Technology and Operations Organization

LeaseWeb
“ HP Moonshot enables us to deploy 400 servers in a rack that used to hold only 40, while maintaining the level of quality our customers expect from us in terms of performance, scalability, power, and usability. ” Read more

Marc Burkels

Manager Dedicated Hosting
LeaseWeb

Purdue University
“ Project Moonshot promises significant advancements in reducing servers' use of power, cooling, and space, and our students will gain valuable experience as we adapt science and engineering tools and software to operate efficiently on this new architecture. ” Read more

Gerry McCartney, PhD

Chief Information Officer
Purdue University

Savvis
“ With HP Moonshot, we can scale more quickly, efficiently and with overall cost and energy savings that are ultimately passed on to our customer. ” Read more

Andrew Cook

Director of Engineering, Managed Services
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

Webhuset
“ The HP Moonshot System can help us target new opportunities and expand internet-based services for our customers in a cost effective way due to the space and power savings. ” Read more

Erik Windahl Olsen

CEO
Webhuset

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