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True hyperconvergence packs a powerful and efficient punch

JanetRunberg

 

With the current popularity and widespread availability of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), now is a great time to streamline your IT environment. Hyperconverged technology that’s engineered for speed and agility can simplify and turbocharge your datacenter.

HPE SimpliVity delivers extreme simplicity and efficiency

With so many hardware and software components that need to interact, there is no such thing as a simple datacenter, but there are simple IT solutions. HPE SimpliVity powered by Intel®  comprises the entire IT stack in each hyperconverged node, consolidating as many as 10 devices and apps. The compact nodes are scalable building blocks for virtualized environments, allowing IT organizations to grow their infrastructure in small increments based on business needs.SimpliVity2600-Gen10-Front.png

Hardware consolidation has helped drive the rapid adoption of HCI, but the real power of HPE SimpliVity is in the unique capabilities and features enabled by its software-defined architecture.SimpliVity HPE4HCI-extreme sports.jpg 

HPE Data Virtualization Platform, the technology enabling HPE SimpliVity, masks complex integration and operational tasks from the IT administrator, simplifying the IT environment from core to edge. Because these complex tasks happen behind the scenes, an IT administrator with no specialized training can manage an entire infrastructure from a single interface.

Award-winning HPE SimpliVity is guaranteed to deliver results.*

 

Efficiency

  • Operational efficiency increases storage capacity savings and improves application performance.
  • Always-on, inline deduplication and compression only needs to happen once, when the data is first ingested (see how it works).
  • Guaranteed 90% capacity savings across primary storage and backup.

Resiliency

  • HPE SimpliVity tolerates simultaneous drive failures without data loss, and provides high availability with only 2 nodes.
    • Built-in data protection and disaster recovery keep data safe.
    • In a recent VDI benchmarking test, HPE SimpliVity provides continuity of virtual desktop service with no impact on the end-user experience, even during node failure.
    • Guaranteed 60-second restore of 1 TB VM.

Density

  • Flexible, consolidated resource pools are cost effective building blocks for a variety of workloads.
  • According to Login VSI, the HPE SimpliVity 2600 is ‘a tiny turbocharged system’ that ‘offers a great user experience.’

Simplicity

  • Policy-based, global VM-centric management from a familiar interface.
  • Datacenter and ROBO visibility from a single interface.
  • Guaranteed 3 clicks to back up, remove, clone, or restore a VM.

HPE lets you hyperconverge everything

Add intelligent networking fabric into the stack, and you achieve true hyperconvergence. HPE SimpliVity with Composable Fabric allows the software-defined aspects of compute, storage, and network infrastructure to talk to each other behind the scenes via APIs, exchanging data about their own system’s state, health, and capabilities. The infrastructure-aware network automates most of the processes that were previously manual. Workloads are routed, processed, and stored with greater speed, capacity, security, and response times across the network.

That’s serious power for the VM admin, who can now manage everything in the infrastructure from a single interface. VM-centric management in the fully hyperconverged solution simplifies policies across the entire fabric, making data migration, backups and restores simpler and faster.

According to an IDC report, software-defined technology can deliver top-notch efficiency. The study revealed that organizations that use HPE SimpliVity gain back as much as 91 percent of their time. That kind of operational efficiency helped HPE SimpliVity win the CRN Product of the Year Award for two years in a row. HPE SimpliVity has also been recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice solution in 2019.

For more information about how HCI works, download the Gorilla Guide to Hyperconverged Infrastructure Implementation Strategies.

Janet

 

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*Statistics in this blog and associated social media posts are drawn from the following whitepapers and reports:

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About the Author

JanetRunberg

I’ve been with HP/HPE for 10 years covering data storage, software-defined storage, and now hyperconvergence and software-defined infrastructure as part of the HPE SimpliVity team.

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