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Protect your data with simple and affordable software-defined storage

It’s the digital age, and data is often your most valuable asset. HPE Small Business Solutions for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct can help businesses store more data, more securely and affordably, with software-defined storage designed just for small to midsize businesses. 

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If you lost access to all your data, what would that mean for your business? I’m talking about all your emails, employee records, sales presentations, financial records, customer data; all of it. I know, it’s a scary thought. But the reality is that 70% of small firms will go out of business within a year of a large data loss incident. The majority of data losses—two-thirds—occur due to hardware malfunctions.1 So, it bears thinking about.

Now ask yourself a few questions...

- How safe is your data?
- Do you have a second copy stored elsewhere?
- If you lost access to your data, could you still run your business?
- Are you worried yet?

Don’t be!

Highly available software-defined storage can protect your data from a hard drive failure and lets you recover it quickly, so you can get on with your business. But the cost and complexity of software-defined storage has made it more suitable for enterprises—until now.


HPE Small Business Solutions for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces Direct give you software-defined storage that mitigates storage sprawl, enables redundant compute and storage, and frees you from the cost and complexity of traditional storage. Built on HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers with  Windows Server® 2019 and Microsoft® Storage Spaces Direct, these solutions are suitable for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) and remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) seeking better ways to deal with storage sprawl, or those are already using SAN and looking for simpler, less costly way to deploy and manage storage to support modern workloads.

For example, Storage Spaces Direct allows you to launch your first cluster in under 15 minutes.2 And in case of a problem, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct begins repairing drives automatically and immediately.3

Plus, because it’s HPE and Microsoft, you benefit from unique, built-in security features—like silicon root of trust—that make HPE ProLiant Gen10 the world’s most secure industry-standard servers.4 And Microsoft innovations further help reduce security risks and disruptions.

If cash flow is tight, HPE Financial Services offers as-a-service consumption pricing with HPE Subscription. This flexible option packages best-in-class hardware, software, accessories, and services into a predictable monthly payment to make this solution more affordable. And HPE is your single point of purchase, contact, and accountability for hardware and software support when adding HPE OEM Windows Server licenses to the order. 

Willa Anderson
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


[1] CTI, "10 Common Causes of Data Loss," July 2018.
[2] Microsoft, Storage Spaces Direct overview, June 2019.
[3] Microsoft blog, "Deep Dive: The Storage Pool in Storage Spaces Direct," November 2016.
[4] Based on external security firm conducting cybersecurity penetration testing of HPE Gen10 servers and three leading server competitors, September 2019

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