VMware Solutions with Intel® Optane™ Technology

For data center architects supporting digital transformation strategies, VMware solutions running on Intel® Optane™ technology enable consistent, high-performance application experiences. The combined solutions help reduce data center-modernization costs while increasing business agility.1 2

Intel Optane technology enhances the value of VMware solutions for digital transformation. From server virtualization to HCI to hybrid cloud architectures, organizations that run VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, VMware Cloud Foundation, or VMware Horizon with Intel Optane technology can enjoy:

  1. Reduced capital and operating expenses (CapEx and OpEx) for data center modernization.
  2. Support for more remote users, faster database transactions, and better user collaboration.
  3. Increased agility to quickly respond to new infrastructure needs.

Product and Performance Information

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Based on Intel testing as of 5/10/2021 with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series. Configuration: 4 nodes, 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6248 processor, 20 cores, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) on, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, 384 GB total DRAM (12 slots/32 GB/2,933 megatransfers per second (MT/s)), 2 x Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series (cache), 8 x 3.84 TB Intel® SSD D7-P5510 (capacity), 1 x 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E810C, BIOS 2.1 (ucode: 05003003), running VMware vSphere 7.0U2, VMware vSAN 7.0U2, and HCIBench 2.5.3 with 8 xVMs per host, 2 x 150 GB vDisks per VM, and 100-percent widescreen signaling (WSS).

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Based on Intel testing as of 5/10/2021 with 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane SSD P5800X Series. 4 nodes, 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6348 processor, 28 core, Intel HT Technology on, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, 256 GB total DRAM (16 slots/32 GB/3,200 MT/s), 2 x Intel Optane SSD P5800X Series (cache), 8 x 3.84 TB Intel SSD D7-P5510 (capacity), 1 x 100 GbE Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E810C, BIOS 2.1 (ucode: 0x8d055260), running vSphere 7.0U2, vSAN 7.0U2, and HCIBench 2.5.3 with 8 xVMs per host, 2 x 150 GB vDisks per VM, and 100-percent WSS.

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Source: Claim 3 at: Intel. “Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 Series - Performance Index.” https://edc.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/performance/benchmarks/memory-and-storage/.

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Intel. “Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory with VMware Configuration Guide.” August 2020. https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/pdf/a1132741-optane-pmem-with-vmware-configuration-guide.pdf.