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HPE ProLiant Shatters 37 World Records

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it shattered 37 world records, establishing undisputed performance and efficiency leadership with the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers equipped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor.

Eclipsing previous virtualization performance records by as much as 321 percent and power efficiency records by 28 percent, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers deliver results that redefine value and economics across virtualization, cloud, enterprise infrastructure and data-intensive workloads.

"Customers today are looking for workload-optimized systems that create new experiences, new opportunities and new value," said Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit, HPE. "Building on the innovation of the HPE ProLiant family, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors unlock new levels of workload optimization, security and automation, providing our customers with a clear and fast path to positive business outcomes."

"The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors have set the new standard for the modern datacenter with world-record performance and a breakthrough architecture, delivering powerful real-world results for a range of workloads," said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. "We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with HPE, a foundational partner for AMD EPYC, with their latest platforms. The HPE ProLiant servers based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors will unleash new levels of performance and deliver exceptional TCO to customers looking to transform their datacenter."

New measures in virtual environments

Virtualization drives server resource utilization up and operational costs down, making virtualization performance a key measure of cloud and data center effectiveness and efficiency.

The HPE ProLiant DL385 with two 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors crushed the previous virtualization world record with 61 percent better performance at a 29 percent better price-performance ratio.

In a similar fashion for database virtualization, the HPE ProLiant DL325 delivered an astounding 321 percent performance boost over the previous record holder, providing a significant agility advantage in database provisioning and maintenance for cloud, big data and IoT environments.

Performance and efficiency at these levels allow more workloads to run on fewer servers, reducing not only hardware acquisition and operational costs but also software costs where applications are licensed on a per processor basis.

Extracting value from data

Data is the new gold of the 21st century, a trove of value from which enterprises can generate insights to improve business operations and transform customer experience. Quickly analyzing data to extract its value requires exceptional processing, memory and I/O capacity.

The HPE ProLiant DL325 with a single 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor seized the leadership position in-memory data analytics on Apache Hadoop. The new server soundly defeats the previous leaders in both the 10TB Scaling Factor and the 30TB Scaling Factor with 38 percent and 37 percent performance improvements respectively. In addition, the HPE ProLiant DL325 yielded a 30 percent better price-performance advantage.

Driving sustainability with greater energy efficiency

Global datacenter energy consumption has grown by 155 percent since 2000 and is projected to grow at that same rate for the near future.

The new HPE ProLiant DL385 with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC is now the world's most power efficient two-processor server, driving server efficiency up 28 percent compared to the previous industry leader.

To see more on the HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 world-record benchmark results, please visit

Published Thursday, August 08, 2019 9:28 AM by David Marshall
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