A-Z of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

Earlier this year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, a new hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution built on ProLiant servers and Nimble storage arrays. Profoundly coined, it’s a solution that delivers the flexibility of converged with the simplicity of HCI.

But what does that entail exactly?

To help educate the market, EMPR Solutions have compiled an A-Z list of everything an organisation needs to know about dHCI. Enjoy!


A – Accelerate your time to market, end the firefighting, and optimise your business with an intelligent platform that’s designed for the unpredictable.

B – Busy VM administrators can take advantage of always-on app performance and data resilience for simple ease of management.

C – Capacity that you can scale independently and efficiently.

D – Disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure provides you with the flexibility to scale storage and compute independently.

E – Efficiency is at its core. Efficiency to scale, efficiency to market, and efficiency in management.

F – Financing. At EMPR Solutions, we can offer financing wraps on a consumption based, as-a-Service model depending on your unique requirements.

G – Global intelligence at your fingertips courtesy of integration with HPE InfoSight.

H – Hyper-convergence delivers one computing infrastructure for virtual workloads, eliminating the need for silos and independent IT components.

I – Ideal for mission-critical data bases, data warehouses and unpredictable workloads all in one.

J – Jump into a reduced data centre footprint.

K – Kick-off a new initiative in no time at all with the ability to deploy a cloud platform for virtual machines in less than 12 minutes.

L – Leverage simpler and more efficient IT operations across the board.

M – Management that is simple, easy and ongoing through complete integration with vCentre.

N – Nimble storage arrays deliver self-managing flash storage for unparalleled data resiliency.

O – Operate in a manner that best aligns with your unique requirements, and scale transparently with multi-cloud workload mobility.

P – Platform that integrates seamlessly with any existing ProLiant servers you may have.

Q – Qualitative data at your fingertips thanks to a 21 times data reduction with efficiency built for any scale.

R – Rack-to-application deployment in a matter of minutes – 15 to be exact.

S – Six-nines (99.9999%) of measured availability to keep your applications running unchallenged.

T – TCO; Your total cost of ownership is significantly reduced through leveraging this platform in partnership with EMPR Solutions.

U – Unpredictable workloads become your friend with the flexibility to scale storage and compute independently of one another.

V – Visibility across your entire stack thanks to HPE InfoSight.

W – Work with peace of mind knowing 86 percent of support issues are resolved automatically.

X – X marks the spot for an efficient, scalable, intelligently simple solution.

Y – Your organisation can take the next step on your digital transformation journey and discover a new approach for a rock-solid foundation.

Z – Zero wasted resources.


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, be the answer to simplifying your IT, and sort out your own A-Z list of requirements.  









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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