ASUS Announces VMware vSAN ReadyNode Certification for RS720-E9-RS24-E Server

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    TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 1, 2020 ASUS, the leading IT company in server systems, server motherboards and workstations, today announced that the ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E server has been certified by VMware for vSAN ReadyNode™ configurations. ReadyNode servers are optimally configured and tested for vSAN, making deployment quick and easy. VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ servers are ideal as hyper-converged building blocks for larger data center environments looking for automation and a need to customize hardware and software configurations. ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E supports VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3 for production environment.


    “We are pleased that ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E qualifies for the VMware Ready™ program, signifying to customers that this high-performance 2U rack server has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure,” said Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware. “This signifies to customers that ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments. By using ASUS RS720-E9-RS24-E with VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3, customers can benefit from VMware's Virtual SAN (vSAN)'s advantages on better performance, lower TCO and scalability to virtual cloud deployments running on ASUS server product portfolios.”

    The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

    RS720-E9-RS24-E is built on the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (extended Cascade Lake-SP refresh SKUs) to deliver incredible 2U server performance and offers breakthrough performance with the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory with an over 88% gain in input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared with the same configuration in SSD. Featuring the latest Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enhance deep learning capabilities, RS720-E9-RS24-E achieves a 3.1X performance improvement in the ResNet-50 and SSD VGG-16 models, fully demonstrating the inference capability of the new platform. For more product information, please visit the RS720-E9-RS24-E page on VMware solution exchange.