HPE ProLiant DL385 with AMD EPYC processor provides unmatched security and unprecedented economic control
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server in partnership with AMD, offering up to 50 percent lower cost per virtual machine (VM) than traditional server solutions.
Server virtualisation continues to be an essential tool in improving agility in modern IT environments. In fact, 41 percent of new server shipments will be virtualised in 2020 up from 33 percent in 2015 1. Additionally, enterprises report savings of almost 20 percent from virtualising their servers 2 and are constantly striving to lower the cost of virtualisation. The new HPE ProLiant DL385 leverages the AMD EPYC System on a Chip (SoC) to enable customers to achieve greater utilisation and ROI while delivering unmatched security for virtualised workloads.
HPE is focused on bringing to market the most innovative technology that delivers the best value for our customers so they can accelerate the delivery of new ideas, products and services,” said Paul Haverfield, Chief Technology Officer, Data Centre Hybrid Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Asia Pacific and Japan. “With the HPE ProLiant DL385, we are extending the world’s most secure industry standard server portfolio with the AMD EPYC SoC to optimise performance and security that deliver a breakthrough in value and consumption options for customers running virtualised and memory-centric workloads.”
The HPE ProLiant DL385 delivers unmatched security via the HPE Silicon Root of Trust, a unique link between the HPE Integrated Light Out (iLO) silicon and the iLO firmware to ensure servers do not execute compromised firmware code. The HPE Silicon Root of Trust is connected to the AMD Secure Processor in the AMD EPYC™ SoC so that the AMD Secure Processor can validate the HPE firmware before the server is allowed to boot.
The HPE ProLiant DL385 and AMD Secure Processor also enable:
- Secure Encrypted Memory − all or a portion of the memory can be encrypted to protect data against memory hacks and scrapes.
- Secure Encrypted Virtualisation − VMs and the hypervisor each have separate encryption keys, isolating the VMs from one another and from the hypervisor itself to protect access to data in shared guest data areas.
“The AMD EPYC SoC delivers a better balance of cores, memory, and I/O to deliver optimal performance based upon todays workloads,” said Scott Aylor, Corporate VP and GM Enterprise Business Unit at Advanced Micro Devices. “EPYC allows the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 to support more virtual machines per server, process more data in parallel, access more local storage, while providing unprecedented security.”
HPE offers the HPE ProLiant DL385 with flexible IT consumption models and special financial programs. HPE Flexible Capacity enables customers to pay for IT as it is consumed, managing unpredictable demands and raising utilisation levels. Ninety-day deferred payments, 0% financing and trade-in programs make the HPE ProLiant DL385 even more affordable.
1 IDC Market Trends in Virtualisation Infrastructure and Software, 2016: Market Survey Report, December 2016
2 IDC Market Trends in Virtualisation Infrastructure and Software 2016 – Market Share and Forecast Report, December 2016
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