What is HPE Alletra? Get to know the product line and HPE’s recent release of storage servers


Two years ago, Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced a new approach to storage, designed to deliver architectural flexibility without the complexity of traditional storage management. Named HPE Alletra, the cloud-native data infrastructure system helps its customers shed the complexity and silos traditionally seen in hybrid cloud environments. With HPE Alletra, you can mobilize data across clouds to unleash the true potential of hybrid cloud. 

To deliver the cloud experience wherever data lives, HPE Alletra is architected with the following AI-driven, cloud operations, and as-a-service innovations:


Powered by HPE InfoSight, the industry’s most advanced AI for infrastructure, HPE Alletra delivers a unique experience. Through cloud-based machine learning, HPE Alletra provides a predictive model of support and management that predicts and prevents problems—from storage to virtual machines. The same technology enables HPE Alletra to transform the support experience via direct access to experts. Additionally, AI-driven recommendations improve performance, drive higher availability, and optimize resource utilization and planning.

Build for cloud

HPE Alletra is engineered to be tightly coupled with HPE GreenLake platform. This enables a common, cloud operational experience across workload-optimized systems on-premises and in the cloud. That means you’ll experience the same agility and simplicity for every application across its entire lifecycle and from edge to cloud. Deploy, provision, manage, and scale your storage in 99% less time with a platform that sets up in minutes, automates provisioning, and upgrades transparently and without any hassle.


Avoid over-provisioning, reduce infrastructure costs, and ensure you can respond to any business need with storage as a service. With HPE GreenLake, you can consume HPE Alletra as a service for pay-per-use, scale-up-and-down freedom—or have it managed for you, for a complete turnkey solution. Free up your cash flow and increase financial agility with the right mix of subscription and usage-based services.


Why VLCM engineers love it


VLCM engineers recommend HPE Alletra because the storage system brings a data-first modernization experience. This means that customers experience simplified and automated storage operations - meaning IT has more time to work on IT. 


Transitioning to HPE Alletra with HPE GreenLake has helped our customers evolve from IT operator to service provider, aligning storage with business demands, and focusing on accelerating outcomes, not managing infrastructure.


Plus, with flexible pay-as-you-go and scale-on-demand offerings from HPE GreenLake, HPE Alletra can be deployed in a matter of days, it frees up capital, and aligns spending with the needs of the business-boosting financial flexibility. 


Meet the HPE Alletra Family


HPE Alletra features four product lines, delivering agility and simplicity for every application from edge to cloud.



HPE Alletra 4000

HPE’s newest release now includes data storage servers that help customers process and analyze data faster. HPE Alletra 4000 simplifies and transforms data infrastructure operations and consumption with a cloud-native experience that is also budget-friendly. Whether purchased outright or consumed as a service with monthly payments via HPE GreenLake, you can now monitor and manage your systems securely and simply via the fleet lifecycle management SaaS subscription that is included by default. And you can effectively automate and exercise programmatic control with expanded DMTF Redfish APIs.

HPE Alletra 4000 is ideal for: 

  • Data applications
  • Cost-conscious organizations


HPE Alletra 5000

HPE Alletra 5000

HPE Alletra 5000 is built from the DNA of the HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Array and delivers simple, reliable, and cost-efficient cloud-native data infrastructure adaptively designed for both mixed primary and secondary workloads. Ensure absolute resiliency with guaranteed 6-nines data availability, Triple+ Parity RAID and hybrid data protection. Harness the flash performance and disk economics enabled by HPE Alletra 5000’s ultra-efficient architecture delivering fast, consistent performance and industry-leading data efficiency for your workloads.

HPE Alletra 5000 is ideal for: 

  • VM Farms
  • General Purpose Workloads
  • Test/dev
  • Backup and DR


HPE Alletra 6000

HPE Alletra 6000

HPE Alletra 6000 is ideal for your business-critical workloads with strict SLAs for availability and performance. It’s built on an ultra-efficient architecture designed to deliver fast, consistent performance with industry-leading data efficiency. There are no knobs or configurations to adjust, and always-on data services and app aware intelligence help eliminate performance and efficiency trade-offs. Get resilient storage for your organization with 6-nines availability guaranteed.* Deliver on your recovery SLAs with fast, simple, app-aware backup and recovery—on-premises and in the cloud.

HPE Alletra 6000 is ideal for: 

  • Databases
  • Test/dev
  • VM Farms
  • Container Farms


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HPE Alletra 9000

HPE Alletra 9000 is ideal for your mission-critical workloads with extreme latency sensitivity and availability requirements. A unique, multinode, all-active platform delivers massive parallelization for consistent and predictable performance at scale. Consolidate traditional and next-generation mission-critical applications with ultra-low latency and a 100% availability guaranteed.* With all-NVMe, HPE Alletra 9000 delivers best-in-class performance density with over 2 million IOPS4 and is certified for up to 96 SAP HANA nodes in just 4U.

HPE Alletra 9000 is ideal for: 

  • Large-scale databases
  • Large-scale containers
  • Large-scale consolidation


Altogether, HPE Alletra’s powerful, paradigm-shifting storage platform is amazingly simple to deploy and use, can run any app, and gives businesses maximum agility. Getting started is easy, talk to a VLCM Solutions Engineer today to explore which HPE Alletra system is right for your business. 


*Uptime guarantees that deliver,” May 2021