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Reducing Data-Based Storage Bottlenecks with Gen10 Persistent Memory


Productive digital experiences require removing storage bottlenecks. Only then can end users drive more business and accelerate workflows. HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers featuring persistent memory make it possible.

Blog_Data_Storage.jpgDelivering seamless digital experiences to customers and employees requires new innovative business applications along with fast and easy data access. It’s well worth the investment. Digital transformation is already impacting businesses of all sizes by facilitating collaboration that drives business-process efficiencies.

While access to more data is a good thing, too much can overwhelm IT systems. The exploding amount of data to process—thanks to cloud solutions, mobility, Big Data servers, and the Internet of Things—is proving frustrating to many IT teams. The key challenge is to efficiently leverage all these new technologies while making sure the business and its customers have access to the data they need.

IT leaders are responding by deploying several next-gen technologies. These include multi-purpose, mission-critical systems that specialize in delivering specific workloads and which rely on software-defined infrastructures that utilize hyper-converged virtualization and composable infrastructure platforms. Hybrid IT infrastructures—consisting of on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud data center infrastructures—are now the new reality for both building and consuming IT services.

In addition to managing all these technologies to give the business new ways to consume applications and accelerate business outcomes, IT must also prevent storage bottlenecks. Employees must have reliable, instant access to data that helps them collaborate with each other as well as with customers and business partners.

The keys to eliminating storage bottlenecks

To eliminate storage bottlenecks and ensure secure and efficient data flows, three infrastructure components play key roles:

  • High-performance all flash drives that utilize smart array controllers
  • Fast, flexible network adapters, cables, and transceivers
  • Ultra-fast, reliable, authentic, and scalable persistent memory

Persistent in-memory computing plays a particularly important role. Combining the speed of memory with the persistence of storage, the technology combines hybrid transaction/analytical processing with software-defined storage acceleration. This enables concurrent real-time transactions and analytics without any performance bottlenecks. IT also benefits from faster system checkpoints and restores that streamline data recovery processes.

Persistent memory helps drive Hybrid IT environments

Adopting a Hybrid IT environment driven by compute systems that utilize persistent memory allows businesses to be more agile and scalable, equipping them to capture new opportunities and streamline workflows. Many businesses view public clouds as the way to do this but find they do not fully meet their needs. That’s because many workloads are best hosted on-premises, which enables greater control over security, compliance, and performance while also making it easier to manage costs.

Many businesses now realize that Hybrid IT—with off-premises and on-premises services—enables better agility. A Hybrid IT environment also provides the flexibility to operate seamlessly across the data center, private and public clouds, and the network edge.

Architecting the right mix of cloud and on-premises infrastructures

As businesses build Hybrid IT environments to take advantage of digital transformation opportunities, an IT partner can help architect the right mix of cloud and on-premise infrastructures. HPE is meeting this need with the ProLiant Gen10 portfolio, which helps businesses meet their agility, security, performance, control, and economic requirements

The portfolio features HPE Scalable Persistent Memory, running at memory speeds with terabyte-scale capacity and built-in persistence to unlock new levels of compute performance. Tests results illustrate how HPE ProLiant servers deliver the speediest persistent memory on the market—at scale:

  • Up to 27x faster application checkpoint operations
  • 20x faster database restores

HPE is also the first to deploy a custom-designed, silicon-based security chip. This feature gives you the world’s most secure industry-standard servers and addresses the challenge of firmware attacks, one of the biggest threats facing businesses today.

Find out more about how HPE Scalable Persistent Memory runs at memory speeds with terabyte capacity to unlock new levels of performance for business workloads, and then learn how HPE ProLiant servers deliver optimal compute services for each workload cost effectively.

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Michael Pratt’s passion is helping customers go further. His job is making products that make servers go further. He spends his days connecting the two.