Transform Data Analytics with Reliable, HPC from HPE and AMD
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Data is growing faster than many organizations can manage. In fact, by 2025, data growth is expected to exceed 200 zettabytes (1), yet the majority of business leaders recently surveyed say they're not prepared to handle such volumes. Knowing that data is a key source of business value, organizations must build the right infrastructure to harness all their data and transform it into insights for innovation—quickly and securely.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and AMD have the solution: HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, powered by the latest generation of AMD EPYC processors. Their new fleet of servers is engineered for a hybrid world driven by data analytics. These servers are optimized from the ground up to deliver predictable high performance at scale while helping ensure rock-solid data security at every level. With HPE and AMD, you get a modern data analytics platform capable of weaving millions of threads of data into a unifying fabric—automated and accessible from edge to cloud—to accelerate business outcomes.
When it comes to building a modern data analytics platform, the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 server is perfect for the job. This accelerator-optimized 2U, dual-processor server delivers high levels of both compute performance and security capabilities.
When it comes to performance, these new HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 servers support up to 96 cores per socket along with 33% more GPU capacity than previous server generations—with up to 8 single-wide GPUs or 4 double-wide GPUs per server. That's just a start. These servers also deliver a memory boost, thanks to next-level DDR5 memory bandwidth (up to 6 TB), along with an amazing up to 160 PCIe 5 lanes with the 2P configuration capable of delivering fast I/O throughput, so you can process volumes of data in parallel with low latency.
Security features are built into the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 servers, starting at the processor level and extending across the entire server supply chain. With the latest AMD EPYC 9004 Series processors, AMD expands on its AMD Infinity Guard capabilities, providing security features at the silicon level with added layers for both physical and virtual security. The AMD security-by-design approach includes a set of state-of-the-art security features and a silicon-embedded security subsystem—AMD Infinity Guard—to help maximize the protection of enterprise data wherever it resides. For example, AMD EPYC 9004 Series CPUs offer Secure Encrypted Virtualization—Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP) and SEV—Encrypted State (SEV-ES) memory to enhance virtualization security (2).
Adding to these capabilities, silicon root of trust technology from HPE, embedded on every HPE ProLiant Gen11 server, anchors each server to an HPE ASIC even before the server is built. This creates an immutable fingerprint for the AMD Secure Processor that must be matched exactly before the server will boot.
Further strengthening security is HPE's zero trust security posture that spans the HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers from end to end. It starts with HPE secure supply chain to help ensure corruption-free manufacturing by auditing the integrity of every component, including hardware and firmware. Additionally, HPE iLO 6, integrated into every HPE ProLiant Gen11 server, supports DTMF Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) specifications, and it includes Redfish-based SecureBoot database management.
The HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 server is easy to manage. Using HPE iLO 6, you can securely configure, monitor, and update your entire HPE ProLiant Gen11 server estate from anywhere. What's more, HPE iLO 6 provides automation, streamlines IT operations with HPE OneView management, and simplifies lifecycle management with an intuitive cloud operating experience from HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management. For example, HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management streamlines management, offering real-time views of your entire compute environment, automated firmware updates, and rapid, bulk actions to quickly provision additional data analytics workloads.
Additionally, with the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, you have the flexibility to purchase and run HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 servers on-premises or as a service. With HPE GreenLake, you get a consumption-based model that enables you to deploy and scale your data analytics infrastructure quickly while only paying for the resources you consume. It provides public cloud flexibility with the privacy, performance, and control of your environment.
Empower your data innovators with the secure compute power they need. By building a data analytics infrastructure on HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 servers with AMD EPYC processors, you get an ultra-scalable architecture supercharged with advanced GPU accelerators and protected by HPE's zero trust security posture from edge to cloud. Together, HPE and AMD deliver the performance, scale, and security features that enable you to realize the full value of data to drive insights and innovation for your business and your customers.
(1) "How Much Data Is Created Every Day in 2022?" Techjury.net, Nov 2022
(2) AMD Infinity Guard features vary by EPYC Processor generation. Infinity Guard security features must be enabled by server OEMs and/ or cloud service providers to operate. Check with your OEM or provider to confirm the support of these features. Learn more about Infinity Guard.