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Why AMD? Better TCO for Virtualization

NarenNuggehalli

amd-epcy-better-tco-for-virtualization_blog_shutterstock_570292408 (1).jpgThe HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server is an award winning enterprise-class server that provides greater VM densities and 34% lower total cost of ownership.2

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 servers with AMD EPYCTM processors offer 13% more vCPUs per processor.1 This translates to higher VM density per processor, and when you factor in the better price performance of the AMD EPYC system on chip (SoC), it translates to 34% lower TCO with 72% savings in software license costs.

Using a mainstream configuration, the combined advantage of greater VM density and memory capacity is driving dense memory configurations for virtualization and allows more than 1000 VMs to be hosted in a single rack with 32 servers. To get the same density in the Intel-based 2P server, it would require 43 similarly configured servers.

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Innovative design leveraging the AMD infrastructure

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10, powered by the AMD EPYC processor, delivers 25% better price/performance2 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 has 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.

Simplify your IT journey with services

With a complete portfolio of HPE Pointnext Services to choose from, you can realize a new agility and stability in your IT environment. Advisory and Transformation Services professionals can work with you to better understand your unique business challenges to design an ideal solution for your business. Professional Services can enable rapid deployment of those solutions. And Operational Services provide ongoing support, including:

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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 spec.org and http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2GetDocument.aspx?docnme=a00047709enw. Dell pricing from Dell site as of 05-16-18. HPE pricing is internal as of 06-05-18.

(3) Comparing pricing from hpe.com and dell.com 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.


Naren Nuggehalli
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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NarenNuggehalli

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.

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