- Virtualization is the dominant means to maximize efficiency, asset utilization, and agility in a Hybrid IT environment.
- Choosing the right server begins with the workload.
- You can then confidently choose your server based on its processor, memory, and storage capability.
Businesses are transforming their IT environment by moving to a software‑defined infrastructure. This improves asset utilization through consolidation leveraging virtualization and containerization, improving efficiencies and reducing costs through infrastructure automation, and building a Hybrid IT infrastructure to optimally address a range of workload and IT service delivery needs.
Virtualization is the dominant means to maximize efficiency, asset utilization, and agility in a Hybrid IT environment. In fact, server virtualization was the #1 planned infrastructure project for 2017. Analysts predict that 41% of new server shipments will be virtualized in 2020—up from 33% in 2015. And it’s no wonder—enterprises report savings of almost 20% from server virtualization.
Changing the Economics of Virtualization
HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 and HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 servers are ideal for virtualization. They help you achieve immediate cost savings from consolidation while providing superior security and simplified management that enhances productivity. Leveraging AMD EPYC™ processors, both the HPE ProLiant DL325 1P server and the HPE ProLiant DL385 2P server are rewriting the formula for server virtualization and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Selecting the Right Server
Choosing the right server begins with the workload. The number of processor cores and threads per core, along with the amount of memory and storage required by the workload will determine the number of virtual machines (VMs). You can then confidently choose your server based on its processor, memory, and storage capability. With up to 32 cores, 2 TB of memory, and 40 TBs of NVMe storage, the HPE ProLiant DL325 server is the right choice for smaller scale virtualization; in fact, it sets the bar for single‑socket virtualization performance.
The HPE ProLiant DL385 server, with up to 64 cores, 4 TB of memory, and 96 TBs of NVMe storage provides unrivalled scale for virtualization in a dual‑socket server. Both the HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 scale very linearly with respect to virtualization with up to 27% lower cost per VM than the leading 2P competitor for virtualization.
AMD EPYC Processors
With innovation to accelerate today’s applications, the AMD EPYC processors complement the benefits of HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 and HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers with the right balance of core count, memory support, and high I/O capacity, delivering the utmost in flexibility for matching resources to workloads.
Delivering more resources at a competitive price point, the AMD EPYC processors support up to 2 TB memory per socket and 13% more CPU cores, with the ability to execute 13% more simultaneous threads.10 AMD EPYC also shaves costs by requiring 12% less power and providing lower VMware licensing costs on a per-core basis.
In addition, AMD provides the industry’s first hardware-embedded security for an x86 server system on a chip (SoC), including AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization, which can isolate VMs from one another and from the hypervisor itself to protect your data. Together with the HPE silicon root of trust, the AMD secure processor validates the firmware code, so the server won’t boot with compromised code. This advanced security, in combination with silicon root of trust, is part of what makes HPE ProLiant Gen10 the world’s most secure industry-standard server portfolio.
With its industry-leading core count and memory support, EPYC can enable more VMs and more robustly configured VMs per server than previously possible, plus help make those VMs more secure. Whether you are deploying a single server, implementing a private cloud or enabling a hybrid cloud, EPYC provides the right balance of compute, memory, I/O, and security for your virtualized environment.
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