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CRN’s 2019 Products Of The Year



CRN’s 2019 Products Of The Year

CRN editors looked at the best new products and major updates of 2019 and then turned to solution providers to choose the winners based on technology, revenue and profit opportunities, and customer demand.




In a major update to the tenth generation version of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s ProLiant DL325, the company added improved visibility into server health and status using the HPE InfoSight cloud-based artificial intelligence management platform. InfoSight management capabilities for servers also offer predictive analytics to help reduce maintenance issues. HPE’s expansion of InfoSight to improve management of server environments is a move that makes complete sense, said Dan Molina, CTO of San Diego-based solution provider Nth Generation Computing. InfoSight’s powerful AI-based technology helps pinpoint problems with applications and storage by looking at the application, virtualization and storage layers, Molina said.

Subcategory Winner—Customer Demand: Cisco UCS C480ML M5

Cisco’s UCS C480ML M5 server targets the burgeoning market for artifical intelligence and machine learning with the inclusion of eight Nvidia Tesla V100 data center GPUs, up to 24 hard disk drives and SSDs, up to six PCIe NVME drives and integrated dual 10-Gbps Ethernet.

Finalist: Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515

Dell EMC’s PowerEdge R7515 is a single-socket 2U server that delivers the same level of performance as dual-socket servers while providing a better total cost of ownership—due in part to using AMD’s second-generation EPYC Rome processors, which feature a high core count. Targeted workloads include software-defined storage and virtualization.

Finalist: Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950

Lenovo recently refreshed its flagship ThinkSystem SR950, making it the first eight-socket server to include Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory. The technology enables up to 12.5 times faster recovery after an outage. The 4U server can also include up to eight second generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs for double-digit performance improvement.

Finalist: Supermicro SuperServer 2029BR-HER

Supermicro’s SuperServer 2029BR-HER is a 2U, four-node server with room for 10 E1.S EDSFF NVMe drives plus two SATA M.2 SSDs per node. Each hot-pluggable node also supports one or two second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, 24 DIMMs with up to 6 TB of memory and two PCIe 3.0 slots.


CRN originally published December 9, 2019 Source: https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/mobility/crn-s-2019-products-of-the-year/4 Accessed 12/13/19


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a strategic partner of Nth Generation. To learn more about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, contact your Nth Representative at 800.548.1883, or Adrian Quijano at adrian.quijano@nth.com x128.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise                             
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud. HPE enables customers to accelerate business outcomes by driving new business models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing operational efficiency today and into the future. For more information, visit HPE’s website.

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