4 Key Things to Know about HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), what is it exactly? Hyper-convergence is a single vendor computing infrastructure for virtual workloads. To be a little more specific, it’s one that seamlessly combines all of the IT components and services below the hypervisor into an x86 building block. It means you have no silos of independent IT components/hardware, and you also have no need for specialised training in component-level technology.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently unveiled a new HCI solution called HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. You may be asking though, why the need when HPE SimpliVity is already such a strong solution in the sphere of HCI?

Well, HPE SimpliVity is fantastic for predictable data growth patterns as it aggregates compute and storage in a scale-out architecture,[1] but what about the unpredictable workloads?

HPE’s Nimble Storage dHCI has arrived to offer the management simplicity of HCI with the flexibility of converged storage architectures.[2] The ‘d’, meaning disaggregated, delivers you with the flexibility to scale storage and compute independently of one another, making it ideal for mission-critical data bases[3] and dynamic, unpredictable workloads.

With a demonstrated history of delivering and supporting HCI solutions for organisations across Australia, the team at EMPR Solutions have put our heads together to highlight four key things you need to know about the new HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution.

  1. Simplicity at your fingertips

When you work in a resource silos, it can drain the overall productivity for VM administrators because of the complexity associated with end-to-end infrastructure management. But with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI your team can implement a full stack at scale in 15 minutes or less and perform self-service management thanks to VMware vCenter.[4]

  1. Unparalleled resiliency

To maintain your market share and drive competitive advantage you need your apps to be always-on and always-performing. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI delivers ease of management to keep your applications running nonstop with visibility that extends across your infrastructure, and predictive analytics to help anticipate and prevent potential outages, resulting in 99.9999% measured data availability.[5]

  1. Scalability you can trust

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI comes ready to deliver efficiency at scale across your hybrid clouds, with the added ability of being able to independently scale performance and capacity. What this does is provide the necessary flexibility for your varying workloads and eliminates the possibility of costly overprovisioning.[6]

  1. Global Intelligence

You may have guessed it, but yes, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is fully integrated with HPE InfoSight which delivers the full stack visibility mentioned earlier, as well as the predictive analytics and automated recommendations[7] that helps the whole stack sing in unison, and provide simplicity at your fingertips, with unparalleled resiliency and scalability that you can trust.

The platform integrates with existing ProLiant servers and top of rack switches[8], so if you’re already running ProLiant’s, is as simple as adding a Nimble Storage array, click through a handful of steps, and in less than 15 minutes you have a fully private cloud to leverage for your unpredictable workloads.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI accelerates your time to market, eliminates the endless firefighting, and optimises your organisation to handle the unpredictable. Have a chat with EMPR Solutions today to learn how dHCI could work for you and be the answer to simplifying your IT. 

[1] HPE Introduces a New Disaggregated HCI Architecture with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, IDC White Paper, Eric Burgener, October 2019

[2] HPE Introduces a New Disaggregated HCI Architecture with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, IDC White Paper, Eric Burgener, October 2019

[3] https://www.hpe.com/au/en/storage/nimble-storage-dhci.html

[4] https://www.hpe.com/au/en/storage/nimble-storage-dhci.html

[5]  https://www.hpe.com/au/en/storage/nimble-storage-dhci.html

[6] https://www.hpe.com/au/en/storage/nimble-storage-dhci.html

[7] https://community.hpe.com/t5/Around-the-Storage-Block/Give-me-more-hyperconverged-please/ba-p/7050469#.XcO4NjMzZPY

[8] https://community.hpe.com/t5/Around-the-Storage-Block/Give-me-more-hyperconverged-please/ba-p/7050469#.XcO4NjMzZPY

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