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Top 5 Reasons to consider HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

 

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At VLCM, we can’t stop talking about HPE Nimble dHCI. It gives our HPE ProLiant customers ultra-simplicity for their virtualized environments by delivering FAST app performance, always-on data resilience, and resource efficiency. We’ve also found that HPE goes to the extremes to keep your data safe. How? Let us show you:

 

For those who need a quick refresher on what HPE Nimble dHCI is, read this. If not, move onto the next section. 

 

Virtual machine (VM) administrators today are struggling to juggle the complexity of their systems, such as having a multidomain experience, feeling pressure to support both traditional and modern applications, and fighting VM sprawl - all while being asked to consistently reduce costs. 

 

Before dHCI, Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) addressed those challenges—enabling compute, storage, and networking functions to be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure. It is an ideal architecture that makes it simple to deploy, manage and upgrade infrastructure for general purpose apps and deployments. 

 

However, HCI has limitations. If you need your HCI to go further across ALL your apps and as you grow, you’re going to need higher resiliency, faster performance, and flexibility at scale. To extend the HCI experience - HPE has introduced HCI 2.0 = Disaggregated HCI (dHCI). It’s hyperconvergence that is made to do MORE without architectural limitations.

 

Built for business-critical apps and mixed workloads, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI unlocks IT agility while ensuring apps are always-on and always-fast. VM-centric and AI-driven operations make it effortless, while 99.9999 guaranteed data availability and sub-millisecond latency mean it’s ideal for demanding workloads.1 It lowers costs with flexible scaling of compute and storage, and industry-leading data efficiency. 



Now, VM administrators can unlock agility and accelerate time to market on a platform designed for business-critical applications and mixed workloads.

 

Our Top 5 Reasons of why to consider HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

 

1. It is intelligently simple


Free yourself to focus on apps, not infrastructure. dHCI makes it simple for any VM admin to deploy, manage, scale, and support this platform. HPE Nimble dHCI can deploy rack-to-apps in just 15 minutes with server and storage automation. You get VM-centric data services and resource management, making Nimble dHCI easy to manage. dHCI can run behind the scenes by auto-discovering new resources, making scalability a breeze. Lastly, you can end fire-fighting with predictive analytics delivering 99.9999% data availability. 

 

2. It is absolutely resilient

Keep apps running nonstop and fast with a resilient design center and predictive analytics. 

 

If your storage systems should be ANYTHING, they should be absolutely resilient - never to compromise when it comes to data integrity and resiliency. Your enterprise storage system should follow the Golden Rules of Storage Engineering2:

 

  • Integrity: Don’t ever return incorrect data
  • Durability: Don’t ever lose any data
  • Availability: Don’t ever lose access to data

 

Nimble Storage has taken a multi-stage approach to satisfy the Golden Rules, even offering layered protection on top of the Golden Rules to satisfy even the most paranoid of your IT staff: 

 

  • Integrity: Comprehensive multi-level checksums
  • Durability: Hardened RAID protection and resilience upon power loss
  • Availability: Redundant hardware coupled with predictive analytics, guaranteeing 99.9999% storage availability

 

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is also fault-tolerant, meaning there is no single point of failure. The system has the ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures without a hiccup in performance. 

 

If you want to do a deeper dive into Nimble’s resiliency - head over to HPE’s blog for more.

 

3. dHCI is efficiently scalable

Eliminate over-provisioning and add only the resources needed with the flexibility to independently grow compute and storage, non-disruptively. With Nimble Storage dHCI, you can store more data per raw terabyte over competitive platforms with industry-leading data efficiency backed by the HPE Store More Guarantee3. Users on average see a 5:1 or more data reduction4. 



4. Experience timeless ownership

Say goodbye to unplanned downtime, forklift upgrades, and unpredictable support costs with Timeless Storage for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. Get enterprise storage with data efficiency and availability guarantees, along with all-inclusive software, flexible consumption options, and automatic upgrades to keep pace with your business. 

 

5. Have a transformed support experience

Imagine a white-glove support experience that leverages intelligence to predict and prevent problems while offering direct access to L3 support. You'll spend 85% less time resolving support tickets, get 69% faster time to problem resolution, and eliminate the time-consuming escalations of typical tiered support models.

 

Want to learn more about HPE Support? Learn more on HPE’s blog

 

TL;DR: 

 

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the answer for customers who want a hyperconverged experience without the hassle of replacing their existing servers and switches. It’s HCI without limitations. dHCI provides the flexibility to scale storage and compute independently, making it ideal for mission-critical databases and data warehouses. 

 

Learn more about how to keep pace with evolving storage demands with HPE Nimble dHCI through our on-demand webinar. 

 

If you are interested in discussing HPE Nimble dHCI with an expert (and off the blog!), reach out to us and we’ll get you in touch with our storage architect. 

 

  1. 1, 2 h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=a00058506enw
  2. https://community.hpe.com/t5/Around-the-Storage-Block/Uncompromising-Resiliency-with-Nimble-Storage/ba-p/7032830#.YP78hJNKi-Y 
  3. Efficiency at any scale through HPE Store More Guarantee for HPE Nimble Storage https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/a00039975enw.pdf
  4. HPE Nimble Storage AFA installed base sees on average 5:1 data reduction including thin provisioning. Some workloads, like VDI see up to 21:1. See HPE Store More Guarantee for more details.

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