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HPE brings back the popular AMD-based DL385 server for optimal virtualization and security

HPE announced today 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. The AMD EPYC processor delivers best-in-class capabilities for those customers who want to virtualize their infrastructure. Server virtualization continues to be an essential tool in improving agility in modern IT environments. In fact, 41 percent of new server shipments will be virtualized in 2020 up from 33 percent in 2015. Additionally, enterprises report savings of almost 20 percent from virtualizing their servers2 and are constantly striving to lower the cost of...

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Why HPE Gen10 hardware and its Silicon Root of Trust is a game changer in the server world

With the release of Gen10 series earlier this year, most of the people were focusing on the new Skylake processors and other performance and scalability enhancements. However, one of the most important new features in Gen10 are the changes on security level. HPE is raising the security bar enormously here… They even state that Gen10 is currently the most secure server in the world. So, is this true? And why? And how does it work? Read further… Security in the Gen10 portfolio is checked and guaranteed on 3 levels: Protect, Detect and Recover. Protect By implementing Silicon based Root...

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HPE launches hyper-converged Simplivity solutions on Gen10 hardware

After HPE buying Simplivity earlier this year, and the announcement at HPE Discover in June deploying Simplivity on HPE hardware based on Gen9, it felt oh so obvious that Gen10 would be the next step to hyper-convergence. However, due to the short time to certify the Simplivity solution (software and the OmniStack Accelerator Card) in this Gen9 hardware some trade-offs needed to be made. One of them was the use of the LSI storage controller instead of the HPE P440 controller in the DL380 Gen9, and the use of (at that moment available) 1,92 TB Enterprise SSD’s in a...

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HPE completes 5th generation MSA portfolio with entry model 1050

HPE announced earlier this year its 5th generation MSA storage with the 2050 and 2052 flash-enabled systems, now it completes the stack with the entry level 1050 model. The HPE MSA 1050 Storage brings affordable flash storage down to ever lower customer segments. The MSA 1050 is designed to meet entry-level storage requirements and budgetary constraints. With the lowest storage array price points in the HPE Storage portfolio and field-proven ProLiant compatibility, the MSA 1050 is the platform of choice for smaller SAS, iSCSI and FC deployments. The HPE MSA 1050 features 8Gb Fibre Channel, 12 Gb SAS, and...

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Firmware management and reporting made easy: check out iLO Amplifier Pack

HPE released earlier this year a new tool to help the server admins with their daily challenges like firmware & patch management on their servers to become or stay compliant.  With the release of Gen10 and their security story behind it with the Silicon Roof of Trust this becomes even more important. HPE already has HPE OneView to do confirguration management which includes firmware management as well, but to get full functionality out there you need a OneView license per managed server. Well, now with this new iLO Amplifier Pack you get a free tool to do the basics....

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