Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:07

LAUNCH VIDEO: HPE guarantees industry’s highest 'all-flash storage capacity efficiency'

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With the next generation of HPE Nimble Storage platform tripling all flash value and being NVMe/SCM ready, HPE knows having more than enough space is a final frontier that can be conquered in your enterprise.

Are you the Captain of your own Enterprise, and having difficulty with finding enough space to travel in?

After all, all enterprises are in multi-year missions to explore strange new data sets, to seek out new value in new forms of storage, to boldly store more than anyone has ever stored before.

Well, HPE's new next-gen Nimble Storage platform is here, not only backed by HPE's guarantee to "deliver the best storage efficiency of any All-Flash array", but is also a "new storage platform designed to take advantage of Storage Class Memory (SCM) and NVMe, protecting customer investments over the long term".

We're told that HPE's new Nimble Storage All-Flash Arrays also offer customers "a financial advantage by delivering up to 3x improvement in price-performance".

Milan Shetti, HPE general manager of Storage, said: "We know from our customers that storage capacity efficiency is important to them, so we’re proud to be the first vendor to offer a guarantee.

“This guarantee further differentiates the HPE storage offering, which already includes HPE InfoSight, an industry-leading predictive analytics platform that prevents infrastructure problems before they happen, and is available for HPE Nimble and 3PAR storage customers.”

Here's the video I recorded at the launch of HPE's new Nimble Storage platform at an event in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month – the article continues thereafter, please read on!

HPE 'Store More Guarantee'

HPE says that when customers "consider all-flash storage, capacity efficiency is essential because it drives down total cost of ownership and improves affordability".

The company says its "Store More Guarantee assures that customers will store more data per raw terabyte of storage than any other vendor’s all-flash array.

"Customers can now have peace of mind knowing they will get the most capacity-efficient All-Flash array on the market. If HPE is not able to meet the storage efficiency of an All-Flash competitor, HPE will accommodate the incremental storage for free."

John Quinn, Principal VCP, Merrimac Solutions, said: "The new HPE Store More Guarantee allows us to future-proof our investment and makes it timeless.

“We don’t have to worry about data reduction ratios in an all-flash array evaluation. A variety of HPE offerings, including all- inclusive software, free controller upgrade option and guaranteed six- nines availability, make it an easy choice for us to standardise on HPE Nimble Storage.”

NVMe and Storage Class Memory-ready arrays

As performance demands of real-time analytics applications continue to increase, HPE reminds us that "so does the need for low-latency storage.

"The new HPE Nimble Storage arrays are designed to support NVMe & SCM and address the needs of web analytics, business intelligence, real-time trading, and other applications that require instant results. The new HPE Nimble Storage arrays are future proofed as customers can seamlessly take advantage of these emerging technologies without forklift upgrades.

"HPE recently previewed SCM on the HPE 3PAR StoreServ architecture. With today’s news, HPE storage customers across both the HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage portfolios now have access to architectures built for the future, providing timeless value and investment protection. SCM delivers up to 10x lower latency compared to NAND flash technology".

Next-Gen HPE Nimble Storage platform

Here we're told that the new HPE Nimble Storage All Flash arrays "deliver the same 99.9999% guaranteed availability as previous flash arrays – along with InfoSight predictive analytics. The all-flash array delivers substantially greater value with up to 220% better price-performance".

Furthermore, HPE says its new Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays "are truly adaptive - merging hybrid and secondary flash technology into a single array.

"The arrays now support inline variable deduplication, making them the most efficient hybrid arrays in the industry by a wide margin. The Adaptive Flash array is a Hybrid Flash array for mixed, primary workloads where cost-efficient flash performance is important.

"It works as a Secondary Flash array for backup and disaster recovery while also allowing customers to run meaningful workloads like quality assurance, test-dev and reporting. The arrays deliver all-flash like performance with up to 150% greater price-performance than previous arrays."

Additional product information is here

Availability

HPE says its Store More Guarantee is "a pre-sales only guarantee available on all models of HPE Nimble Storage all flash arrays".

More information on the HPE Store More Guarantee solution brief is here

The new HPE Nimble Storage platform is available immediately.

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