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Demartek Evaluation: HPE StoreFabric Gen 6 Fibre Channel Server and Storage Solution

Updated: February 2017

Large enterprises choose two-socket servers to power their most demanding workloads, including big data analytics and dense virtualization deployments. The latest HPE DL380 Gen9 two-socket server leverages the current Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 processor family to deliver the highest levels of performance.

Concurrently, datacenters are pairing their high-performance HPE dual-socket servers with Fibre Channel solid-state (flash) storage systems to improve storage performance so that it matches the performance of the new servers. In many cases, however, deploying solid-state storage often moves the performance bottleneck to the storage network, driving users to seek higher performance from their storage network infrastructure.

HPE commissioned Demartek to evaluate its DL380 Gen9 Server connected to an HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 All-Flash Storage with 48 SSDs using two different generations of HPE StoreFabric SN1200E/SN1600E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (16Gb FC and 32Gb FC) from Broadcom/Emulex and HPE StoreFabric B-series SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch (32Gb FC) from Brocade. These were run in a native O.S. SQL Server 2016 database data warehousing environment and in a VMware environment with two different SQL Server 2016 workloads running simultaneously.

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