HPE Introduces ProLiant Gen11 Servers On-Premises or Through GreenLake as a Service – HPE News Analysis

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HPE ProLiant Gen11

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new ProLiant Gen11 servers available for on-premises infrastructure or through HPE’s GreenLake Platform as a Service. The new servers are designed for compute- and data-intensive workloads, such as AI, machine learning, analytics, rendering, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and virtualization.

The servers support multiple architectures, including 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and cloud-native Arm-based Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max processors. As for GPUs, HPE said it plans to continue supporting NVIDIA A100-80GB and A16 on servers and “will also have additional new accelerators for these servers”, with availability varying depending on the server.

HPE said that compared to the previous generation, the new servers support twice the I/O bandwidth, 50% more cores per CPU, and 33% more high-performance GPU density per server for support AI and graphics-intensive workloads.

Customers using the servers in as-a-service mode can use a subscription service, HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management, offering a cloud-native management console that HPE says increases operational efficiency by securely automating server monitoring and management. The console allows customers to control compute, simplify onboarding of distributed devices, and enable faster server firmware updates “to focus efforts on business operations and not on managing an IT infrastructure.” complex,” HPE said. The console also includes carbon footprint reports showing emissions metrics from individual servers or entire compute environments, to monitor energy consumption.

The company said GreenLake provides more than 70 cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in public clouds.

“The foundation of any hybrid strategy is compute,” said Neil MacDonald, HPE EVP/GM, Compute. “HPE Compute brings businesses closer to the edge, where data is created, where new cloud experiences are delivered and where security is integral. The new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers are designed for the hybrid world to deliver an intuitive cloud operating experience, reliable security-by-design, and workload-optimized performance.

HPE said server security starts at the silicon level with the HPE Silicon Root of Trust which protects firmware code with a digital fingerprint, a technology used in other HPE server product lines. Other ProLiant server security features include:

  • Ensure device component verification and authentication with the new version of HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), featuring iLO6, remote server management software designed to enable easy configuration, monitoring, and updating. secure updates of HPE servers. The new release offers new authentication using the Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) for servers in an open standards-based approach.
  • Prevent tampering with access to the unique server identity with the inclusion of platform certifications and Secure Device Identity (iDevID) by default.
  • An additional layer of authentication by monitoring secure boot and system state through the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
  • The HPE Trusted supply chain, which the company says advances end-to-end security with certified servers that provide enhanced data protection during the manufacturing process. Recently, HPE expanded options for certified servers, sourced from US-based factories, to produce and ship worldwide.

Last June, HPE announced that it was the first Tier 1 server vendor to offer optimized cloud-native silicon computing, using Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max cloud-native processors, in the HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 Server.

Through HPE Pointnext Services, HPE said more than 15,000 experts are available to help customers implement the servers.

Availability depends on model. HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors will be available to order worldwide starting November 10 and available through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. The HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server using Ampere processors is available to order worldwide today.

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