HPE ProLiant server on AMD EPYC processor delivers lower cost

HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server, based on the AMD EPYC processors, lowering cost.

The HPE ProLiant DL325 server delivers more performance than main competitor Dell with two processors at a lower price, resulting in 25 percent better price performance.

The HPE ProLiant DL325 promises up to a 27 percent lower cost per virtual machine (VM) than the leading dual-processor competitor Intel for virtualization.

The comparison is between Intel Xeon Platinum 58164 processors versus the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 with 1 AMD EPYC 7551P.

Customers can also use HPE OneView to speed up system management tasks, including the deployment of new virtual machines.

The HPE ProLiant DL325 powered by AMD EPYC architecture will assist enterprise CIOs to cut costs on software licensing when per processor software licensing costs are taken into account.

CIOs can also optimize dense server virtualization and software-defined storage workloads with up to 32 processor cores, 2 terabytes of memory and up to 40 terabytes of NVMe storage in a 1U chassis.

Vikram K, senior director – Hybrid IT, HPE India, said: “We have teamed with AMD to deliver the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server to take advantage of the AMD EPYC architecture and deliver leadership single-processor virtualization performance while dramatically lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).”

The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server features the HPE Silicon Root of Trust, a custom security chip that links with essential server firmware and connects with the AMD Secure Processor in the AMD EPYC SoC, improving security by ensuring it does not execute compromised firmware code.

The AMD Secure Processor can validate the HPE firmware before the server is allowed to boot up, bringing a new level of security to support customers, especially in the public sector, financial services and healthcare industries.

Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, datacenter and embedded solutions group, AMD, said: “The new HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server will assist businesses to leverage a single-processor server to address a range of workloads that previously required a dual-processor server.”

HPE said it will start shipping the HPE ProLiant DL325 in July. The HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 will be certified as VMware vSAN Ready Nodes. HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server now supports the AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 Accelerator to provide acceleration for high performance computing applications.