Introducing the latest in HPE ProLiant Servers

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In this episode of Real Tech with WEI, Solution Architect, Jay Cardin, introduces the new HPE ProLiant Gen 10 Servers. With a specific focus on the DL360, Jay takes us under the hood of the Gen 10 server highlighting its new features, including improved security and memory performance, and shares how these new features can benefit your data center operations. After watching the video, ask WEI for a demo or infrastructure assessment to find out how HPE ProLiant Gen 10 Servers will fit in your IT environment. 

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Jay C.:

Hi. I'm Jay Cardin, solutions architect with WEI, and welcome to Real Tech with WEI. You may have heard about the announcement from HP on the ProLiant generation ten servers. I happen to have a DL360 Gen 10 here in the studio. You may be interested in the feature sets, as you look at a refresh for your architecture today.


Let's take a look at some of the new features that new features that HP has added to the new generation ten servers. The first, HP has added new, enhanced security technologies embedded into the system. Secure BIOS against corruption or malware, intrusion detection to determine if the chassis been opened, security like daily checks of the firmware in 24 hour intervals, detecting unauthorized configuration changes, and enhanced security with iLO 5 advanced feature sets.


In addition to the security, HP has added the latest generation of Intel Skylake processors. This provides 27 percent increased core capacity, and about 71 percent additional memory performance across the system.


To take advantage of the new performance that the Skylake processor architecture gives you, HP has added an additional feature called Intelligent System Tuning. That adds jitter smoothing and core boosting giving you better overall throughput while reducing the number of cores needed to run your workload.


With generation ten, we now have 12 channels of memory, giving you a throughput of over 256 gigabytes per second. With the generation nine servers, we're limited to eight channels, and only had about 156 gigabytes per second memory throughput. What that means to you is that you've got additional memory capacity that can go inside the server, faster performance, lower latency.


The generation ten server from HP can support up to ten NVME drives in a small form factor. This is a radical departure from the small form factor servers that you may have seen in the generation nine and generation eight servers. The generation ten servers use the latest generation of Skylake processors from Intel. This allows up to 28 cores per processor in a small, one U form factor.


HP has made some pretty significant changes to the network architecture that has also gone into the generation ten servers. The generation ten architecture adds three PCI 3.0 buses to the back of the server that can be used for graphics adapters, network adapters, and storage adapters. The network adapters range in speeds from one gig per second all the way up to a hundred gig.


Their variety of network adapters is customizable within this chassis. In addition to the PCI slots, HP has used their flexible LAM technology, LAN on Motherboard, to allow you to easily configure the network adapters that are built into the system board. What this means to you is that you can run additional workloads in a smaller footprint, that translates into a better total cost of ownership.


If you're at a point in your refresh cycle, and you want to look more at the new architecture from HP, and you'd like a demo, or even an assessment of your environment, please contact us. This was Real Tech with WEI. Thank you for watching.

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