Customers with mission-critical applications such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases would like to use persistent memory to run those applications, Nth Generation's Molina told CRN.
"If they are run in memory that acts like storage, they will run dramatically faster," he said. "Customers could also fit part of an application like transactional logs in persistent memory, which would still provide important performance benefits."
In addition to the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors and HPE's persistent memory technology, the updated Gen9 ProLiant servers have a number of other memory advances, HPE's Lattin said.
They now offer the option of DDR4 2400MT/s memory in addition to the previous top-performing 2100MHz memory, he said.
Customers can now also use memory modules with up to 128-GB capacity per module compared with the previous maximum of 64 GB per module. "Customers can now run an entire workload in memory," he said. "Customers have already started doing so. But for applications which were capacity-bound, we eliminated the boundary by doubling the capacity of the DIMMs."
HPE is also moving to Trusted Platform Module 2.0 with the updated ProLiant servers, Lattin said. This is the latest version of the TPM specification for a dedicated microprocessor that integrates cryptographic keys into hardware to decrease the risk of cyberattacks.