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£266 Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Now Come With Free HP Server

The price of the Microsoft's Small Business Server 2011 Essentials has been cut to £266.39 by online retailer Ballicom International (you can get the same package for slightly more at more popular retailers like Dabs or Ebuyer).

What makes this deal exceptional though is the fact that until the end of the month, it comes with a free HP Proliant N40L microserver (you can find out more about the HP Server Promotion on this page (opens in new tab)).

The server itself carries a list price of £219 (although you can get it for around £130) while the Windows SME Essentials 2011 (which is available from HP as a Reseller Option Kit Edition 652442-A21) has a list price of £309.

As for the HP Proliant N40L server, it comes with a dual core AMD Turion II processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2MB L2 cache, 2 DIMM slots with 2GB PC3-10600E UDIMMs ECC DDR3 (expandable to up to 8GB RAM), a 250GB hard disk drive (expandable to 8TB), two expansion slots, a GbE port, an integrated 4-port SATA RAID storage controller, one year warranty, six USB 2.0 and VGA ports.

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials is ideal for organisations of up to 25 users. It provides with an ideal solution for businesses that require an on-premise IT management tool and interfaces nicely with Office 365 through an integration module for free.

Source : Ballicom (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

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