ASUS Announces VMware vSAN ReadyNode Certification for RS720-E9-RS24-E Server

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Published September 1st, 2020 - 10:45 GMT
ASUS Announces VMware vSAN ReadyNode Certification  for RS720-E9-RS24-E Server
The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure.
Highlights
High-performance, reliable and scalable design is optimized for vSAN to meet hyper-converged infrastructure needs easily

ASUS, the leading IT company in server systems, server motherboards and workstations, today announced that the ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E server has been certified by VMware for vSAN ReadyNode™ configurations. ReadyNode servers are optimally configured and tested for vSAN, making deployment quick and easy. VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ servers are ideal as hyper-converged building blocks for larger data center environments looking for automation and a need to customize hardware and software configurations. ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E supports VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3 for production environment. 

 

“We are pleased that ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E qualifies for the VMware Ready™ program, signifying to customers that this high-performance 2U rack server has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure,” said Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware. “This signifies to customers that ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments. By using ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E with VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3, customers can benefit from VMware's Virtual SAN (vSAN)'s advantages on better performance, lower TCO and scalability to virtual cloud deployments running on ASUS server product portfolios.” 

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

RS720-E9-RS24-E is built on the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (extended Cascade Lake-SP refresh SKUs) to deliver incredible 2U server performance and offers breakthrough performance with the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory with an over 88% gain in input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared with the same configuration in SSD. Featuring the latest Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enhance deep learning capabilities, RS720-E9-RS24-E achieves a 3.1X performance improvement in the ResNet-50 and SSD VGG-16 models, fully demonstrating the inference capability of the new platform. For more product information, please visit the RS720-E9-RS24-E page on VMware solution exchange

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Server and Workstation products are available worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information.

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Components

Details

Quantity

SKU

RS720-E9-RS24-E vSAN-AF_8

 

ESXi release

ESXi 6.7 U3 (vSAN 6.7 Update 3)

 

ESXi Pre-Installed

No

 

System

Model : RS720-E9-RS24-E

System Type : Rackmount

4

CPU

Intel Xeon Gold 6248 2.50Ghz 20 core

8

Memory

64G DDR4 2933 RDIMM

24

Caching Tier

 

Model : XS800ME70004

Partner Name: Seagate

Device Type: SAS

Capacity: 800 GB

Performance Class: Class F: 100,000+ writes per second

TBW Endurance Class: Endurance Class D >=7300 TBW

12

Capacity Tier

 

Model : XS960SE70024

Partner Name: Seagate

Device Type: SAS

Capacity: 960 GB

Performance Class: Class E: 30,000-100,000 writes per second

TBW Endurance Class: Endurance Class A >=365 TBW

84

Controller

 

Model : ASUS PIKE II 3008-8i

4

NIC

 

Model : ConnectX-4 Lx EN NIC; 10GbE; dual-port SFP28; (MCX4121A-XCA)

8

Boot Device

 

Model : Hynix 512GB MLC SATA 6Gbps M.2 2280 (SSD) HFS512G39TND2DN210A 512G

8

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