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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is a breakthrough disaggregated HCI platform that was introduced last year. It provides the simplicity that VM admins need when it comes to managing their unpredictable workloads.


Since launching the platform, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has won the 2019 CRN Tech Innovators award for top data center infrastructure technology, and customers around the world have seen the benefits from their HPE Nimble Storage dHCI experience. One great example that comes to mind is how an international financial services customer reduced their operating costs by 50% and achieved 2x faster application provisioning. Customers like this one love their HPE Nimble Storage dHCI because it lets them focus less on managing their infrastructure and more on accelerating their business.

Today, HPE is pleased to announce some new and exciting features for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. Below are the latest features that will take your HPE Nimble Storage dHCI experience to the next level:

Consume virtual machines as-a-service

Starting now, you can get HPE Nimble Storage dHCI with HPE GreenLake to consume virtual machines as-a-service, accelerate your time to value, and simplify your IT management. You get a cloud experience that allows you to pay as you consume with infrastructure managed for you, lowering your total cost of ownership (TCO). Imagine what your business can achieve with this type of agility, and just think of how much more productive you can be! You can truly focus on innovation and accelerating your business, while finding better ways to deliver your products to market faster.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI with HPE GreenLake is available today!

Expanded server options for more flexibility

When HPE Nimble Storage dHCI was first introduced in 2019, it supported the HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen9/Gen10 servers. In the course of the last year, VM admins have been asking for more server options for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, and we listened. The HPE ProLiant AMD DL325, DL385, DL560 and DL580 servers will all be supported for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI!

HPE has also increased the supported node count from 20 to 32 servers, so VM admins will be able to use HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to support larger workloads.

For VM admins with existing HPE ProLiant servers, the increased HPE ProLiant server options add unique value. Administrators can combine their HPE ProLiant servers with new HPE Nimble Storage arrays to upgrade to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. Now VM admins can have a hyperconverged experience that provides ultimate simplicity for their virtualized environments, with fast app performance, absolute data resiliency, and resource efficiency, without having to rip and replace their servers. It takes just five simple steps and less than 15 minutes of their time.2  

HPE has even more new features for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, so let’s find out what is next!

Upgrade with one click and you’re done

HPE customers will now get simplified lifecycle management with one-click, unified software upgrades for server firmware, hypervisor, and storage software, saving IT productivity time and de-risking upgrades. This one-click upgrade eliminates the need to download individual software upgrades, and can be simply performed through VMware vCenter. 1-click software upgrades for hypervisor and storage software is available now and server firmware upgrade will be added in second half of 2020.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI was built to make your life easier. In 2019, it started off by providing HCI simplicity for your virtualized environments without any trade-offs. Now, with today’s announcement, HPE is making dHCI even simpler so you can focus on running and accelerating your business without worrying about infrastructure.

1, 2 HPE Storage Substantiation, HPE Nimble Storage installed base data

This article was written by Ryan Harris, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ref. https://community.hpe.com/t5/around-the-storage-block/can-hpe-nimble-storage-dhci-get-any-better-yes-it-can/ba-p/7086692#.Xry0WmgzZPY

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