The new HPE ML10 Gen9 mini tower servers are meant to be small and affordable often selling in the $300-500 range. The new HPE ML10 Gen9 starts at around $299 making it extremely affordable. It uses Intel’s newest Skylake generation processors including the Intel Pentium (low cost), Intel Core i3 (slightly higher cost but lower spec) or Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 parts (higher-end in the platform). The ML10 series has been popular as low price office servers as the performance is generally acceptable for many applications like small office file and network service servers.
One can also see the servers have been updated with the new HPE branding after HP split into two entities last year.
HPE is the enterprise division and the HPE ML10 Gen9 is probably the lowest end ProLiant server there is. As we have seen a number of E3-1200 V5 platforms released over the past few months.
We see the HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 system as a server targeted at the SMB market, likely those companies that are looking to use Microsoft Office365 and Azure but also want some power locally for things such as PC backups or local network services.
Key HPE ML10 Gen9 System features
You can see specs on the new HPE ML10 here. Here are the key specs:
- Processor: Single Processor Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 product family; Intel Pentium; Intel Core i3 (2 or 4 cores)
- Form Factor: 4U
- Maxumum Memory: 64GB
- Memory slots: 4x DDR4 DIMM slots
- Memory type: DDR4 UDIMM
- Storage: (6) LFF SATA non-hot plug
- Networking: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM 1 Ports per controller
- Intel AMT Support: Yes
The network controller likely uses the MAC from the Intel platform. The overall platform seems to be a low cost Intel C23x platform which makes sense given the price point.