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.

In every sector, traditional data center infrastructure models are struggling to deliver the agility and responsiveness demanded by a data-driven business. New cloud infrastructures deliver both performance and cost-savings – but only if you make the right choices.

Your migration to cloud must be planned and executed under the pressure to radically reduce both capital and operational expenditure while delivering exceptional continuity and performance.

It must take place without compromising compliance or security obligations. At the same time, it must be ready for the shift to open source approaches to both application development and delivery.

The Atos Escala range of cloud-ready servers makes the ideal engine for 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 winning cloud infrastructure.

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

92% of business executives believe that digital technology will disrupt their business in the next 12 months.

Atos presents the new Escala M8-1000 server

Escala M8-1000 is the new high-end enterprise server from Atos and the first server based on the Power10 chip already unveiled last summer

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.

The Escala M8-1000 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. Sustainability is reinforced in this new server by providing 33% lower energy consumption for the same workload as the previous version.

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 Gen3 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

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.

Escala Entry-level servers

E2-915, E3-915 and E4-915

Atos Escala enriches its offer with three Entry-level servers 100% PCIe Gen4

Atos has three new Escala entry level servers, the E2-915, the E3-915, and the E4-915. These servers are enhanced with 100% PCIe Gen4 architecture, which brings twice as much bandwidth and 180% more Enterprise NVMe capacity for a seamless integration between on-prem and public clouds.

These Escala entry level servers are specifically designed for data-intensive workloads, such as operational databases, advanced analytics, and business applications. These new Escala servers deliver the highest security and reliability standards for future-driven enterprises to date, unmatched virtualization technology, providing agility in IT data centers, and seamless and lightspeed throughput I/O between multiple on-premises and public cloud applications, as well as cloud-like agility and economics.

The Escala Competence Center can provide the expert services accompanying your Escala servers to put a private or hybrid cloud into place. Contact your sales representative today for more information.

Availability and performance

Escala servers provide the best-in-class, built-in reliability and security characteristics that are vital for business critical applications. With a “meantime between fatal crash” well above 70 years, Escala servers have proven to deliver significantly higher uptimes compared to competing architectures.

Depth of service expertise

With over 25 years’ experience as an IBM OEM, our Escala services provide unrivalled expertise and support for the development and maintenance of AIX and OpenSource. Escala virtualisation, PowerVM, has an industry-recognised track record for security. In the 15+ years that PowerVM has been on the market, not one security vulnerability has been reported.

IaaS AIX-on-demand

The Escala IaaS provides AIX-on-demand; shifting CAPEX to OPEX while reducing management cost and complexity. The Atos IaaS approach ensures continuity and performance, even in the face of rapidly changing demand.

Postgres migration

Atos delivers smooth and cost-effective migration to Postgres, with full Oracle compatibility, for even the largest and most complex heritage databases.

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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