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How HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard ‘changes everything’


Following the announcement of the new HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard at Discover last month, Trevor Pott of The Register recently published an article that takes a look at what sets the HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard apart, and how it is catering to the needs of businesses. 


HC 250.pngThe HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard is a hyper-converged solution designed to give businesses the flexibility to choose the right mix of on-prem and public cloud with simplified management. The Azure-consistent cloud in a box enables businesses to run their applications on-premises while leveraging the public cloud for services such as backup and disaster recovery. HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS Standard delivers a self-service cloud environment designed to help IT and developers streamline the deployment of Windows and Linux workloads. This new hyper-converged solution features four individually serviceable servers in a single 2U chassis to enable organizations to choose the best configuration to suit their workloads. Built on HPE ProLiant Gen9 compute platforms and HPE StoreVirtual technologies, the solution is designed to deliver performance, density and efficiency for scale-out workloads and on-premises cloud. 

Pott jokingly calls the HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard, “Azure in a can”. And as he explains, “It changes everything.” 

Unlike most hyper-converged competitors, explains Pott, HPE has actually listened to the SMB and mid-market customers that the HPE Hyper Converged 250 is aimed at. “This is a bigger deal than any hyper-converged vendor…has thus far been willing to admit,” he says. “Obsessed with performance numbers, hyper-converged vendors have built faster and faster systems that end up priced out of reach for the mass market,” he explains. This ultimately proves them to be ridiculous overkill for the vast majority of workloads. 

“So along comes HPE, with a hyper-converged solution where the mid-market can afford the floor cost. But it isn't just a hyper-converged cluster with some monitoring: it’s a proper hybrid cloud, and it can scale out impressively,” explains Pott. 

HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard comes with all you need to, as Pott describes, “take over the cloudy world.” The solution includes Windows Server 2012 R2, HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center and the Windows Azure Pack. “This means that out of the box, the system is ready to deploy anything you see in the Azure marketplace. Windows VMs, Linux VMs, you name it.” 

Pott ends his article by summing up the value HPE Hyper Converged 250 with Microsoft CPS Standard delivers to businesses. “It's a fully self-serve hybrid cloud with working (and almost easy to use) full automation and orchestration capabilities, a jam-packed marketplace and a set of mostly usable management interfaces that's ready to go as soon as you plug it in,” says Pott. 

“A 4 node hyperconverged Azure in a Can for under $100k. Eat your heart out, Nutanix.” 

To read the full article, Hyper-converged infrastructure? Pop open some 'Azure in a can', click here. And for more information on HPE Hyper Converged solutions, check out these resources:
Accelerate your path to the hybrid cloud with new HPE Hyper converged 250 for Microsoft CPS Standard

Hyper Convergence and Hybrid Cloud--Ready, Set GROW!
HPE and Microsoft Announce Plans to Deliver Integrated Hybrid IT Infrastructure

#AcceleratingSimplicity #HyperConverged


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