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HPE Cloud Volumes Generally Available in Europe: A True Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Experience!
An effective storage architecture enables you to integrate new technologies, drive innovation and grow your business. But achieving this is often a complex affair. For many businesses, mixing different on-premises and cloud storage platforms creates unwieldly architectures that make moving data between locations a constant struggle.
And in a world driven by data, having your hands tied by costly migrations can limit the value of the data you’re moving. After all, if you can’t get your data to the right place, at the right time, it’s useless to you. And we call that the data gravity challenge.
Needless to say, this is a thorn in the side of any organisation looking to improve the management of their data infrastructure.
Introducing HPE Cloud Volumes (with availability in London and Dublin regions)
No public cloud provider can realistically meet all your business needs. For example, Azure is better optimised for hybrid solutions, whereas AWS is best for developer and CI/CD pipleline work. Which is why many businesses have a strategy for multiple cloud environments.
However, there are clear compatibility issues when attempting to integrate storage solutions in disparate environments, such as the lack of a common API with cloud platforms, and the challenge of having mobility of data in and out of said environments.
But there’s no reason to panic. With HPE Cloud Volumes, you can help simplify your architecture and accelerate business growth.
This is why we’re delighted to announce that, to meet increasing demand, HPE Cloud Volumes is now available for production customer deployments in Europe.
Now any HPE customer worldwide can choose where to deploy their datasets in any of the five available regions (US East, US West, London, Dublin & Tokyo) – all available within a single GUI, CLI or API - and a same flat pricepoint for consumption.
As we are eager to keep up with increasing demand for HPE Cloud Volumes, we’re also adding new features. Like native integration with Google Cloud and Google Anthos for true hybrid cloud orchestration.
Now, let’s take a closer look at how HPE Cloud Volumes can help your organization simplify and modernise its architecture.
How HPE Cloud Volumes can simplify your architecture
HPE Cloud Volumes provides the visibility and performance analytics needed to cut costs and gain confidence in your storage infrastructure. It also allows you to put your mission-critical applications into the cloud, a feature which many cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google) lack, as they are object storage, instead of block based.
This means that rather than relying on the specific public cloud service for the storage capabilities you need, you can instead connect any data to any application at any time. With this increased flexibility, you can easily manage and move your data between multiple cloud platforms, as well as your on-premise data centre.
Typically, moving this data has been costly, especially if you decide to change cloud providers or move data back to your own datacentre further down the line. But with HPE Cloud Volumes, you have the freedom to choose between cloud platforms, take advantage of lower compute costs, and test out new capabilities at any time.
Since the average annual failure rate of cloud block storage currently runs at 0.2%, HPE Cloud Volumes also gives you peace of mind when it comes to backup and data protection. Rather than paying for full copies of these backups you only pay for changed data, enabling you to protect it instantly without incurring major costs.
Supercharge your cloud experience with HPE Cloud Volumes
‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’
- Leonardo da Vinci
While multi-cloud storage has paved the way to greater functionality and flexibility, it isn’t without its limitations. In most cases, it’s not as easy to move data between cloud platforms as it first seems, especially with traditional applications placing greater stress on native storage.
However, with HPE Cloud Volumes, you can solve the complexity of moving data between disparate locations. If your apps and data are currently spread across multiple clouds in multiple data centres, there is now a faster, easier way to connect your ecosystem and extract value from stored data.
To learn more about the benefits HPE Cloud Volumes can offer:
- head over to the HPE Cloud Volumes site,
- watch our latest lightboard videos below or listen to the podcast about Cloud Volumes.
- Finally, if you want to get started - fill out your details to learn more, or even run a Proof of Concept!
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If you’d like to pick our brains or discuss anything with our specialists, please get in touch today.
Nimble & Cloud Volumes Field CTO & Technologist
Nimble Field CTO & Evangelist