HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server certified with Oracle Linux to help customers deliver cloud native solutions

July 17, 2023 | 2 minute read
Michele Resta
Product Management Senior Director, Alliances, Oracle
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has tested and certified its HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server, based on the Ampere® Altra® family of processors, on Oracle Linux 8 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. This server certification, including support for UEFI Secure Boot, is one of the latest additions to the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Hardware Certification List (HCL). With the certifications, Oracle, HPE, and Ampere are collectively helping customers implement the compute infrastructure needed to deliver the cloud native solutions of today and tomorrow.

The HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server with Ampere® Altra® processors is HPE’s next generation of compute for cloud-native workloads with:

  • Up to 128 cores per socket, delivering high performance and power efficiency.
  • Predictable performance for cloud-native workloads, with single-threaded cores at constant clock speeds.
  • High power efficiency, enabling businesses to virtually eliminate underutilized rack space and maximize compute capacity in their data center with a platform that can also be deployed into power-constrained edge environments.

“We welcome the HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server to the Oracle Linux and Virtualization HCL. Ampere-based Arm server popularity is growing because they are power-efficient and highly performant. Combined with the Oracle Linux distribution, which is tuned for Arm, HPE’s and Oracle’s mutual customers have an ideal compute infrastructure for delivering cloud-native solutions,” said Robert Shimp, senior vice president Linux product management, Oracle.

“HPE is among the first major server vendors to adopt Ampere® Altra® Arm-based processors. The HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server is a perfect choice to run scale-out, cloud-native workloads across cloud and on-premises environments. Certifying this system with Oracle Linux makes a lot of sense, as the combination is in high demand from digital-first enterprise IT customers,” said Peter Groth, vice president, chief technology officer and general manager worldwide service providers, compute business unit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“The Ampere® Altra® family of processors is purpose-built for the cloud, offering high core counts and consistent performance that target the high-density needs of cloud-native computing. The Ampere-based HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 running Oracle Linux is an ideal platform for enterprise IT organizations that need to deliver cloud-native solutions in more sustainable and economical ways,” said Mauri Whalen, senior VP of firmware and software, Ampere Computing.

In related news, Oracle Database 19c was recently certified on Arm architecture. With the qualification of Oracle Linux on HPE’s server based on the Ampere® Altra® family of processors, and Oracle Database running Oracle Linux on Arm, customers have a powerful option on which to run their highly demanding workloads, whether in the cloud or on-premises.

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Michele Resta

Product Management Senior Director, Alliances, Oracle

Michele Resta began his career at Oracle in 1996 as a database software engineer. Since 2006, he has led technical alliances for Oracle Linux and Virtualization, growing the organization and ecosystems over the last 17 years.


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