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Why AMD? ServerWatch Reviews the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10

NarenNuggehalli

ServerWatch™ provides a rack server overview and insight into the award winning HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server.

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The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10, powered by the AMD EPYC™ processor, delivers 25% better price/performance(1) and 27% lower cost per VM(2) 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 not to mention 3 PCIe slots, you end up with a server that is a great fit for dense, software-defined storage workloads.

The big selling point for the HPE ProLiant DL325 is that it delivers two-processor performance with one-processor economics. This boast is backed up by single socket virtualization performance leadership in key virtualization benchmarks.

“The DL325 is particularly strong on virtualization, data intensive, and software-defined storage (SDS) workloads. And with the option of up to ten low latency NVMe drives, it is sure to tempt plenty of users away from competitive two-processor units. It can’t compete with the Lenovo SR950, which is five times the cost, but it is as good as it gets in 1-processor X86 performance servers.” Drew Robb - ServerWatch

Read the full review here.

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 built-in security protection that 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 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) 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.

(2) 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.

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About the Author

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.