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HPE Hard Drive & HPE Memory Selector

March 27 2019 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco & Cisco Network, #Cisco Switches,, #Cisco Routers, #Cisco Technology - IT News, #IT, #HPE Servers, #Networking

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HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server-New Features

December 19 2018 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #HPE Servers, #Networking, #IT, #Technology

The HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server delivers security, agility and flexibility without compromise. Supports the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family with up to a 71% performance gain and 27% increase in cores [1], plus 2666 MT/s HPE DDR4 SmartMemory supporting up to 3.0 TB [2] with an increase in performance up to 66% [3]. With the added performance that 12 NVDIMMs and 10 NVMe bring, the HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 means business. Deploy, update, monitor and maintain with ease by automating the most essential server lifecycle management tasks with HPE OneView and HPE iLO 5. Deploy this 2P secure platform for diverse workloads in space constrained environments.

HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10-Features

Industry-leading Performance with Versatile Compute

  1. HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server supports industry-standard technology leveraging the Intel Xeon Scalable processor with up to 28 cores, 12G SAS and 3.0 TB of 2666 MT/s HPE DDR4 SmartMemory.
  2. With support for up to 12 NVDIMMs per chassis and 2X capacity of first-generation HPE NVDIMMs, HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server delivers up to 192 GB per system.
  3. Achieve greater capacity with flexible drive configuration options with up to 10 SFF and four LFF drives along with an option to support up to 10 NVMe PCIe SSDs delivers enhanced performance, capacity, and reliability to meet various customer segments and workload requirements at the right economics HPE Persistent Memory, the world’s first non-volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) optimized on HPE ProLiant [5], offers up to 20X reduction in database restart time preserving maximum uptime. [4]

Innovative Design for Flexibility and Choice

The premium 10 SFF NVMe chassis backplane provides the ability to mix and match SAS/SATA and NVMe within the same chassis along with 8 + 2 SFF and 4 LFF chassis that supports new uFF and M.2 storage options.

Embedded 4x 1GbE along with HPE FlexibleLOM or PCIe standup 1GbE, 10GbE, or 25GbE adapters provides flexibility of networking bandwidth and fabric so you can adapt and grow to changing business needs.

Unmatched expandability is packed in a dense 1U rack design with up to three PCIe 3.0 slots.

Security Innovations

HPE iLO 5 enables the world’s most secure industry standard servers with HPE Silicon Root of Trust technology to protect your servers from attacks, detect potential intrusions and recover your essential server firmware securely.

Millions of lines of firmware code run before the server OS boots and with Runtime Firmware Verification, enabled by HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition, the server firmware is checked every 24 hours verifying validity and credibility of essential system firmware.

Secure Recovery allows server firmware to roll back to the last known good state or factory settings after detection of compromised code.

Additional security options are available with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to prevent unauthorized access to server and securely stores artifacts used to authenticate the server platforms while the Intrusion Detection Kit logs and alerts when the server hood is removed.

Industry-Leading Serviceability and Deployment

HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server comes with a complete set of services offered by HPE Pointnext, delivering confidence, reducing risk, and helping customers realize agility and stability.

Services from HPE Pointnext simplifies the stages of the IT journey. Advisory and Transformation Services professionals understand customer challenges and design an enhanced solution. Professional Services enables rapid deployment of solutions and Operational Services provides ongoing support.

Services provided under Operational Services include-HPE Flexible Capacity, HPE

Datacenter Care, HPE Infrastructure Automation, HPE Campus Care, HPE Proactive Services and multi-vendor coverage.

HPE IT investment solutions help you transform to a digital business with IT economics that align to your business goals.

[1] Intel measurements: Up to 71% performance increase of Intel Xeon Platinum vs. previous generation E5 v4 average performance based on key industry-standard benchmark calculations submitted by OEMs comparing 2-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 to E5-2699 v4 Family processors. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. May 2017. Up to 27% performance increase of Intel Xeon

Platinum versus previous generation comparing 2-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 (28 cores) to E5-2699 v4 (22 cores). Calculation 28 cores / 22 cores = 1.27 = 27%. May 2017.

[2] Comparing 8 GB NVDIMM to 16 GB NVDIMM equals 2X capacity increase, July 2017.

[3] Percentage compare Gen10 vs Gen9: Gen10 = 12 Channels x 2666 data rate x 8 bytes = 256 GB/sec. Gen 9 = 8 channels x 2400 x 8 bytes = 154 GB/Sec. 256/154 = 1.66 or Gen10 is 66% greater bandwidth, July 2017.

[4] HPE Internal Labs test. HPE Scalable Persistent Memory, restarting 1000 GB Hekaton Database is as fast as restarting 200 GB database or 20x, March 31, 2017.

[5] HPE 8 GB and 16 GB NVDIMMs are the first NVDIMMs supported on HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 servers.

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What Factors Will Affect Server Purchases for IT Buyers?

April 20 2018 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #IT, #Technology, #Data Center, #HPE Servers

How many factors do you consider to choose a server? For example, VM and container consolidation, as well as visualization and scientific computing, each affect the decision. Yes, server selection is a quandary for IT, as security, the use of file servers and whether multiple servers of CPU systems will meet enterprise demand plague enterprises.

In the following part, Stephen J. Bigelow (Senior Technology Editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group at TechTarget Inc.) discussed some important factors on server purchases for your enterprise.

1. Enhanced server security plays a role in server purchases

Although server purchases aren't based solely on security capabilities, there is a proliferation of protection, detection and recovery features to consider for most enterprise tasks. Modern security features now extend well beyond traditional Trusted Platform Modules.

For example, secure servers can offer protection through a hardware-based root of trust, which uses hardware validation of server management platforms, such as an integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, and server firmware as the system boots. Validation typically includes cryptographic signatures to ensure that only valid firmware and drivers are running on the server. Similarly, firmware and driver updates are usually cryptographically signed to verify their authenticity or source. You can execute validations periodically even though the system might not reboot for months. Native data encryption is increasingly available at the server processor level to protect data in flight and at rest.

An increasing number of systems can detect unauthorized or unexpected changes in system firmware images and firmware configurations, enforcing a system lockdown to prevent such changes and alerting administrators when change attempts occur at the firmware level. Servers frequently include persistent event logging, which includes an indelible record of all activity.

And servers benefit from various recovery capabilities. For example, automatic BIOS/firmware recovery can restore firmware to a known goodstate after the system detects any flaw or compromise in the firmware code base. Some systems can apply similar restoration to the OS by detecting possible malicious activity and restoring the OS to a known good state as well. And system erasure features can be used to wipe all hardware configuration settings of the server, including BIOS data, diagnostic data, management configuration states, nonvolatile cache and internal SD cards. System erasure can be particularly important before redeploying the server or removing it from service.

When choosing a server, evaluate the importance of certain features based on the use cases.

When choosing a server, evaluate the importance of certain features based on the use cases.

2. For data servers, focus on network I/O

File servers, or data servers, can take many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of each specific business. The actual compute resources needed in a data server are typically light. For example, file servers rarely process data or make computations that demand extensive processor or memory capacity. Web servers may include more resources if the system will also be running code or back-end applications, such as databases. If the organization plans to employ virtualization to consolidate multiple data servers onto a single physical box, the processor and memory requirements will need a closer look.

However, the emphasis for data servers is more frequently focused on network I/O, which can be critical for accessing shared/centralized storage resources and exchanging files or web content with many simultaneous users -- network bottlenecks are commonplace. If the data server will employ internal storage, the choice of disk types and capacity can have a significant influence on storage access performance and resilience. Data servers can deploy a fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet port or multiple 1 GbE ports, which you can trunk together for more speed and resilience.

As just one example, a modestly configured Dell EMC PowerEdge R430 rack server offers two processor sockets, 16 GB of memory, four 1 GbE ports and a 1 TB 7.2K rpm Serial Advance Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gbps disk drive by default. However, you can select the R430 chassis to accept varied disk configurations with up to 10 hot-pluggable Serial-Attached SCSI, SATA, nearline SAS or solid-state drives if the business chooses to place storage in the server itself. You can also enhance network performance through a choice of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express network adapters or storage host bus adapters.

Systems versus CPUs

Many data centers are shrinking as virtualization, fast networking and other technologies allow fewer servers to host more workloads. The quandary for server purchases then becomes server count versus CPU count. Is it better to have more servers or more resources within fewer servers? Packing more capability into fewer boxes can reduce overall capital expenses, data center floor space and power and cooling demands. But hosting more workloads on fewer boxes can also increase risk to the business because more workloads are affected if the server fails or requires routine maintenance. Clustering, snapshot restoration and other techniques can help to guard against hardware failures, but a business still needs to establish a comfortable balance between server count and server capability, regardless of how the servers are used.

The original article from http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/tip/Security-vendor-choices-affect-server-purchases-for-IT-buyers

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What's in HPE's persistent memory/8GB NVDIMM?

March 1 2018 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #HPE Servers, #Networking, #IT, #Technology

HPE’s new persistent memory modules, the NVDIMMs, combine the speed of DRAM with

the resilience of flash. The persistent memory module combines 8GB of DRAM and 8GB of flash in a single module that fits in a standard server DIMM slot.

DRAM operates at high speed but it's relatively expensive, and if a server shuts down unexpectedly any data in DRAM is lost. Flash is slower but it's nonvolatile, meaning it retains data when the power source is removed.

It's not intended to replace external storage; SSDs, spinning hard drives and tape are still best for storing large amounts of data. But it provides a portion of storage that sits on the high-speed memory bus and can retain data if a server crashes.

Applications in NVDIMM can run much faster, according to HPE, because data doesn't have to shuttle back and forth between the CPU and storage drives.

HPE isn't first to the game. Component makers including Micron Technology and Viking Technology make NVDIMMs, and other server makers are experimenting with forms of persistent memory.

But Patrick Moorhead, lead analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, says HPE has a lead over its server rivals, at least for now.

HPE says NVDIMM offers up to six times the bandwidth of SSDs based on the high-speed NVMe (nonvolatile memory express) protocol, and provides up to 24 times more IOPS (input-output operations per second). 

The NVDIMMs, as an option, is for two models of ProLiant Gen9 server, the DL380 and DL360.

It needs software makers on board as well. Operating systems need to be aware of NVDIMM to take advantage of it, and while standard applications will see performance gains, the biggest benefits will come to apps that are tuned for persistent memory.

HPE has written a driver for Windows Server 2012 R2 that will be available with the new servers. And HPE officials said Microsoft will support NVDIMM "out of the box" with Windows Server 2016, expected later this year. It's also working with Linux vendors and other software makers.

The NVDIMMs have a microcontroller and connect to a 96-watt Lithium-ion battery integrated into the server. If a server crashes, the battery provides powers to the module until the data in DRAM has been backed up to flash. The battery can support up to 128GB of persistent memory in a server.

HPE believes NVDIMM could benefit applications like databases, where in-memory processing is a fast-growing trend. It says tests have shown up to a 10x boost in database and analytics applications tuned to run on NVDIMMs.

Where applications haven't been tuned, it says users will still see a 2x increase in SQL Server database logging, for example.

It plans to offer future NVDIMMs that emphasize larger capacity over performance. And HPE officials said Intel may offer its high-speed 3D Xpoint technology in a persistent memory form.

It sees NVDIMMs as a stepping stone on the way to future computing architectures. It's Synergy systems, which have a new type of "composable" infrastructure, will all be enabled for persistent memory when they ship.

It hasn't given a commercial release date yet for Synergy, but it plans to ship beta units to some customers in May, HPE officials said.

Further out, HPE's goal is to collapse memory and storage into a single tier using a new technology called memristors. It hasn't given an arrival date for that system, which it calls the Machine.

Info from

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3051135/data-storage/whats-in-hpes-persistent-memory.html

 

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