Escala Infrastructure Powers Digital Transformation

The foundation for today’s data centers and cloud platforms

Benefit from efficient and trouble-free migration to a cloud infrastructure.

Many companies are going through rapid changes to adapt traditional data center infrastructures to respond faster to business growth, while reducing both capital and operational expenditure.

Agility, automation and security are cornerstones to these ever-evolving new hybrid cloud infrastructures. Data-driven applications integrate artificial intelligence to better predict insights and are quickly and easily deployed across different platforms using OpenShift.

The new Atos Escala range of cloud-ready servers is ideal to deploy your new cloud infrastructure.

Escala answers the need for affordable, high-performance on-premises cloud. It delivers a flexible, cost-effective and highly-automated path to a resilient cloud infrastructure.

Designed to support databases and business-critical applications, Escala delivers best-in-class enterprise reliability, availability, and serviceability.

Atos enriches its Escala Power10 portfolio with scale-out and midrange servers

With a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm form factor, the new Escala Power10 servers help to modernize, automate and secure enterprise businesses with class-leading reliability.

High-end enterprise server
Escala M8-1000

The Escala M8-1000, based on the Power10 processor, delivers exceptional performance, along with security and reliability, while providing seamless integration into existing infrastructures for a minimum of complexity and cost. PowerVM remains the virtualization layer least vulnerable to CVEs in the industry for multiple LPARs running AIX or linux.

Clients looking for secure and efficient scaling of core operational applications, such as databases, and a cloud infrastructure for business-critical applications, will pull ahead of the competition by choosing this enterprise-grade server.

Escala M8-1000 server in numbers:

The Escala M8-1000 server is the most powerful and scalable server in the Escala portfolio, with:

  • up to 240 Power10 processor cores
  • up to 64 TB memory
  • up to 32 PCIe Gen4 x16 / PCIe Gen5x8 slots in system nodes
  • up to 192 PCIe slots with expansion drawers
  • up to over 4,000 directly attached SAS disks or solid-state drives
  • up to 2,000 VMs (LPARs) per system
  • redundant system master Flexible Service Processors

and supports

  • AIX and Linux environments
  • Capacity on demand processor and memory options

Midrange server
Escala E5-1000

The new Escala E5-1000 is an enhanced enterprise class 4-socket 4U server delivering optimized, cost-effective performance and scalability to meet today’s business needs. The E5-1000 delivers extreme density in an energy-efficient design with superior reliability and resiliency, to efficiently run the most data-intensive, mission critical workloads on-premises and across private and hybrid cloud.

Thanks to its built-in virtualization and flexible capacity, the E5-1000 allows to rapidly adjust to demands and deliver business results faster by increasing throughput and reducing response time, while optimizing the TCO.

Escala E5-1000 server in numbers:

The Escala E5-1000 server provides a secure and flexible environment that balances mission-critical and modernization applications to deliver a frictionless hybrid cloud experience with support of:

  • up to 96 Power10 processor cores
  • up to 16 TB memory
  • up to 11 PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 slots in system unit
  • up to 48 additional PCIe slots with expansion drawers
  • up to 10 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drive bays
  • Titanium power supplies (EU directive compliancy)
  • Active Memory Expansion (AME) and Active Memory Mirroring (AMM) for hypervisor

and supports

  • AIX and Linux operating systems
  • Capacity on demand processor and memory options

Scale-out servers
Escala E2-1000, E3-1000,
E3-1000s, E4-1000

The new Escala scale-out servers, based on the Power10 processor, are designed to improve scalability, performance and security while delivering best-in class built-in reliability. Designed to run the most demanding workloads, such as operational databases, advanced analytics, and business applications, these new Escala scale-out servers deliver superior price performance for a seamless integration between on-premises and hybrid clouds.

Escala Power10 scale-out servers in numbers:

The new scale-out servers’ portfolio meets needs from cost-sensitive businesses to performance and scalability demands:

  • 1 and 2-socket entry-systems, Escala E2-1000 and E3-1000s, providing at an attractive price:
    -up to 16 cores and 2TB memory
    -up to 16 NVMe U.2 bays with a maximum of 102.4 TB of internal storage
    -up to 10 PCIe slots (8 Gen5 )
  • 2-socket enhanced performance systems, Escala E3-1000 and E4-1000, offering:
    -up to 48 cores and 8TB memory
    -up to 16 NVMe U.2 bays with a maximum of 102.4 TB of internal storage
    -up to 10 PCIe slots (8 Gen 5)

and support

  • AIX and Linux operating systems

The E3-1000 and E4-1000 are also available in a fully Linux version.

Increased performance with greater energy efficiency
The Power10 processor provides higher per-core performance as compared to previous Power generations, enabling more efficient scaling, smaller carbon footprint and optimized TCO with a corresponding reduction in per-core software licensing costs. Insights can be produced faster as compared to Power9 from in-core AI inferencing capability with no additional hardware required.
Sustainability is reinforced by providing up to 33% lower energy consumption for the same workload as the previous version.

To provide high-speed computing and processing the Escala Power10 enterprise servers also features:

  • PCI express 5.0 (PCIe 5.0) for system interfaces that doubles the I/O bandwidth thus allowing to process efficiently data-intensive workloads.
  • Only non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drives for internal storage providing large capacity of high-speed storage at lower cost as compared to external storage drawer. All NVMe drives are driven directly from the system backplane with no PCIe card or cables required.

Superior end-to-end security
The Escala Power10 strengthens security by simplifying end-to-end encryption thanks to the hardware crypto-engines embedded in the Power10 processor. The Power10 processor’s Matrix Math Accelerator architecture brings AI inferencing right where your data resides for faster insights.
All data can be in memory encrypted simply and transparently without management overhead or performance impact thanks to addition AES encryption engines. Exposure to future threads is also dramatically reduced with support for post-quantum cryptography and fully homomorphic encryption.

Industry leading reliability and serviceability
Escala servers have long been a leader in embedding better RAS features than industry standard x86 products with sophisticated error handling and concurrent maintenance for many hardware components (NVMe drives, PCIe adapters, power supplies…)

The new Escala Power10 servers benefit from enhanced RAS features at processor and memory level, including :

  • New Differential DIMM technology (DDIMM)
  • Active Memory Mirroring (AMM) for the hypervisor, to provide resiliency from uncorrectable memory errors
  • Redundant system clock

The service processor functionality is now delivered through the eBMC (enterprise Base Management controller). It allows you to manage your servers though a standard API with the tooling already deployed in your data center

Atos’ proven experience in Power

Atos has been selling the Escala range of products, based on the Power processor, since Power’s beginnings. This means that Atos has almost 30 years of Power experience, available for the design, development, and deployment of their clients’ Power infrastructures.

Related resources

Escala M8-1000 – factsheet

The newest addition to the Escala family, the M8-1000 Enterprise class server is the industry’s best-in-class server providing seamless integration into existing infrastructures, delivering exceptional security, reliability, and outstanding performance, for a minimum of complexity and cost.

Escala Enterprise POWER9 Servers

POWER9TM technology is uniquely designed for your mission critical business as it’s ideally suited for hybrid and private clouds. M8-900 and E5-900 offer the performance, agility and world-leading reliability to implement even the most demanding and sensitive of cloud infrastructure for your mission-critical solutions. They easily integrate into your organization’s private or hybrid cloud strategy to handle flexible consumption models and changing customer needs.

Escala Entry POWER9 Servers

The Escala entry E2-915, E3-915 and E4-915 servers, equipped with POWER9 processors, deliver unprecedented performance and the flexibility that enable business customers to consolidate AIX and Linux workloads in a virtualized environment while achieving lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through reduced footprint, power and software licensing costs. Escala also reduces TCO through leading performance, highest level reliability, superior security isolation, and virtualization efficiency.

ARF Escala value-added HA/DR solution – factsheet

Secure critical applications efficiently and cos-effectively

Solving common Oracle Database business challenges with Escala & BullSequana S – positioning paper

In many enterprises, business critical applications rely on Oracle databases whether for online transaction processing (OLTP), for online data processing analytics (OLAP), for data warehouse (DW) or for mixed environments. It is difficult to do without. Nevertheless, with the explosion of the volume of data is a real challenge for IT leaders to manage these databases properly at maximum performance and to cope with increasing Oracle license and support costs.

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