Roubaix – November 14th 2023 – OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, today announced the launch of its second generation of dedicated Bare Metal Scale servers. Hot on the heels of the critically-acclaimed first Scale line-up launched in 2021, this new generation of high-performance dedicated servers brings even more compute power.
Addressing verticals such as healthcare, finance, industry, public sectors and media, the new generation of Scale Bare Metal servers uses powerful processors from AMD and NVIDIA to answer customers’ most intensive use cases such as confidential computing, big data, analytics as well as virtualization and container orchestration or grid computing.
Modern CPU for Integrity, Compute Power for Big Data and Analytics
In a world where data is at the center of every modern business, customers need robust platforms where they can process their sensitive data. The new OVHcloud Bare Metal second-generation Scale servers benefit from AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) found in the fourth generation of AMD EPYC processors to allow for strengthening VM isolation.
Offering high-performance and scalable Bare Metal servers, OVHcloud can take advantage of the high core count of AMD EPYC processors, in single- or dual-socket configurations. This allows the hardware to deliver tremendous compute power so customers can process and analyze large sets of data, in real time. Customers can gain insights from their data, facilitating decision-making. Not only can customers process, treat and harness data in a snap, they can also store large amounts of data with up to 46 TB of NVMe storage.
“Following our announcements at the Very Tech Trip event earlier this year, we are extremely pleased to deliver solid innovations with new x86 CPU generations bringing more performance and capacity. This enables our customers to improve their cloud-associated TCO all the while unlocking new use cases with our platforms such as grid computing, VDI and inference,” said Yaniv Fdida, Chief Product Officer, OVHcloud.
Best-of-Breed CPU, DDR5 and Large IO
Leveraging AMD’s most advanced Zen 4 CPU architecture, the second generation of Scale servers boasts fourth-generation EPYC processors, code named Genoa. The range starts with AMD EPYC 16 cores / 32 threads and scales to 96 cores / 192 threads in a single-socket configuration (SCALE-a1 to SCALE-a6).
The second-generation Scale line-up is offered in a dual socket configuration with core counts all the way up to 256 cores and 512 threads, leveraging fourth-generation AMD EPYC processors, code named Genoa and Bergamo, with the latter featuring Zen 4C cores. SCALE-a7 offers a total of 192 cores / 384 threads (2P AMD EPYC 9654 code named Genoa) and the SCALE-a8 variant comes with 256 cores / 512 threads (2P AMD EPYC 9754 code named Bergamo).
Available for the first time at OVHcloud with DDR5 memory configuration ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB (4800 MHz), new Scale references can benefit from generous storage options – from the included 2 x 960 GB NVMe up to 6 x 7,68 TB SSD NVMe.
NVIDIA L4 Tensor Core GPU for Machine Learning
Alongside new second-generation Scale CPU-based references, OVHcloud is also introducing SCALE-GPU dedicated servers leveraging the NVIDIA L4 GPU for data centers.
Based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the NVIDIA L4 is a universal GPU for efficient video, AI and graphics-intensive workloads. The hardware is optimized for use cases like machine learning with image classification, natural language processing, object detection and VDI.
Unmetered Guaranteed Bandwidth with up to 25 Gbps Private Network
OVHcloud’s new second-generation Bare Metal Scale benefits from all the advantages of dedicated servers when it comes to flexibility, control, performance, or availability as well as 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps guaranteed and unmetered public bandwidth and up to 25 Gbps of unmetered private bandwidth. Through this offering, OVHcloud also provides companies with the best possible support for their workloads, environments, and ad-hoc technologies, while guaranteeing predictable pricing.
Data Protection and Sustainability
Second generation Scale Bare Metal servers also benefit from OVHcloud’s well-known expertise in infrastructure, offering a trusted cloud in environmentally friendly data centers. With the highest security and data protection standards in the form of ISO 27001 certification and HDS, data is immune to extra-territorial laws. OVHcloud data centers take advantage of the company’s unique industrial model with a water-cooling system that contributes in a sustainable cloud allowing to reach best-in-class PUE/WUE indexes (see more data here).
Bare Metal SCALE-a1 (16c/32t), SCALE-a2 (24c/48t), SCALE-a3 (32c/64t), SCALE-a4 (48c/96t), SCALE-a5 (64c/128t) and SCALE-a6 (96c/192t) are available for order now, in our datacenters located in Canada, France, Germany, Poland, UK and USA. Roll-out in the APAC region is planned from December to March. Bare Metal SCALE-a7 (192c/384t) and SCALE-a8 (256c/512t) are available now as build-to-order references. SCALE-GPU with NVIDIA L4 GPUs are planned for January 2024 availability.
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OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating over 450,000 servers within 38 data centers across 4 continents to reach 1,6 million customers in over 140 countries. Spearheading a trusted cloud and pioneering a sustainable cloud with the best price-performance ratio, the Group has been leveraging for over 20 years an integrated model that guarantees total control of its value chain: from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to independently cover all the uses of its customers so they can seize the benefits of an environmentally conscious model with a frugal use of resources and a carbon footprint reaching the best ratios in the industry. OVHcloud now offers customers the latest-generation solutions combining performance, predictable pricing, and complete data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.
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