Don’t be scared of downtime: Storage Spaces Direct & HPE Servers help keep data available!

Server downtime can be terrifying but HPE and Microsoft have a great solution to help keep data available: Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct on the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server. 

Hyper-converged Infrastructure storage with Storage Spaces Direct on the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server allows organizations to use the most powerful and versatile 2P tower server with local attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable, software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays.

This solution helps keep business running and increase IT efficiency by reducing cost and complexity.

Storage Spaces Direct is included in Windows Server 2019 Datacenter with many new and improved features included. 

  • Store up to ten times more data on the same volume with deduplication and compression for ReFS volumes maximizing savings rates while keeping performance impact minimal
  • Unlock unprecedented performance with native support for persistent memory
  • Survive two hardware failures at once with an all-new software resiliency option. Nested resiliency for two-node hyper-converged infrastructure at the edge can provide continuously accessible storage for apps and virtual machines even if one server node goes down and a drive fails in the other server node.
  • Manage and monitor Storage Spaces Direct with the new purpose-built Dashboard and experience in Windows Admin Center.
  • Get effortless visibility into resource utilization and performance with built-in performance history
  • Achieve multi-petabyte scale –in Windows Server 2019, Storage Spaces Direct supports up to 4 petabytes (PB) of raw capacity per storage pool.
  • Performance of Mirror-accelerated parity is 2X faster relative to Windows Server 2016 thanks to optimizations.
  • Easily identify drives with abnormal latency with proactive monitoring and built-in outlier detection.
  • Admins can manually delimit the allocation of volumes to increase fault tolerance


Storage Spaces Direct on the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 server delivers a secure server infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. This dual-socket tower server with performance, expandability, and proven reliability is an ideal choice for expanding SMBs, remote offices of larger businesses, and enterprise data centers. The ProLiant ML350 Gen10 leverages the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 71%1 performance gain and 27% increase in cores2


Give your organization a treat this Halloween and make downtime less frightening.  Help keep data available with Storage Spaces Direct on the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 server.


Willa Anderson
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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