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ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server: IT PRO’s Pick for 2018 Product of the Year – Best 1U Server Winner

IT PRO’s team of expert hardware reviewers tested and assessed the best new products of 2018 and chose their favorites, based on power, performance and price. I am happy to share the good news that IT PRO’s pick for 2018 Product of the Year for Best 1U server is the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10, powered by AMD EPYC™ processors stating that “It’s been a banner year for data center technology in particular, with AMD’s EPYC processors powering servers to new heights”. ITPro 2019 - ProLiant DL325 - 190222 - v1.png

The HPE ProLiant DL325 provides a dense platform with built-in security and flexibility that addresses key applications such as virtualization and software-defined storage (SDS). This is a secure and versatile single socket (1P) 1U AMD EPYC™ based platform offering an exceptional balance of processor, memory and I/O for virtualization and data intensive workloads. With up to 32 cores, up to 16 DIMMs, 2 TB memory capacity and support for up to 10 NVMe drives, this server delivers 2P performance with 1P economics.

 “AMD has come back with a vengeance this year, taking the fight to Intel with some very impressive processors.  Built on AMD EPYC chips, the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 is a single-socket 1U server with dual-socket performance, and it is evidence of how formidable AMD’s new hardware is.

Alongside a staggering core count of 32, there’s also support for 2TB of RAM and a wide variety of storage choices, all backed by HPE’s excellent iLO5 management platform. As a single-socket server, there isn’t as much room for expansion as with some other 1U servers – but with this much power at this price, expansion probably won’t be necessary.” – IT PRO

Read the full IT PRO review here.

Innovative design leveraging the AMD infrastructure

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10, powered by the AMD EPYC™ processor, delivers 25% better price/performance2 and 27% lower cost per VM3 than the competition. With results like these, it’s not surprising that the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 1P/1U server is ideal for dense, virtualized environments. With up to 32 cores per processor, up to 2 TB of memory, 171 MB/s of memory bandwidth, and 128 PCIe lanes which in the HPE ProLiant DL325 affords access to up to 10 NVMe SSDs with 4 directly connected PCIe lanes each, and 3 PCIe slots, you end up with a server that is a great fit for dense, softwaredefined storage workloads.

Gen10 innovations in infrastructure security

Your servers should be armed with the latest innovations to safeguard against and recover from cyberattacks. HPE is the only vendor that offers industry-standard servers with security protection built in, and supports the platform across the entire server lifecycle. Our unique Silicon Root of Trust provides unsurpassed protection by creating a digital fingerprint in the silicon that ensures the server will never boot with compromised firmware. With the HPE Secure Compute Lifecycle, you also have a new security foundation to protect against malicious threats that target server firmware, resulting in denial of service and data loss. And with the optional HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition, the server’s firmware is checked every 24 hours to verify code validity and the of credibility of essential system firmware.

Additional protection is available to ensure your servers are not physically altered or have had unauthorized access. With the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to avoid unauthorized access to the server and store artifacts used to authenticate server platforms and the Intrusion Detection Kit logs and alerts when the server hood is removed.

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(1) Based on external firm conducting cyber security penetration testing of a range of server products from a rage of manufactures, May 2017.

(2) SPEC and the names SPEC SCU and SPEC rate are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). The stated results are published as of 06-05-18; see and Dell pricing from Dell site as of 05-16-18. HPE pricing is internal as of 06-05-18.

(3) Comparing pricing from and for the following configurations: HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server with one AMD EPYC 7551P processor 8 x 16 GB memory 1 x 480 GB SATA drive and a Dell EMC PowerEdge R440 with two Intel Xeon Gold 5118 processors 12 x 16 GB memory 1 x 480 GB SATA drive.

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Naren brings to bear 15+ years of Business and Product Management leadership experience spanning country, Regional and WW organizations to the singular objective of delivering THE “best-in-breed” server platforms to enhance the leadership position of HPE in the industry standard x86 market. And he does that with cradle to grave ownership of the HPE ProLiant server portfolio.