HPE SimpliVity XL & support for mixed heterogeneous clusters announced

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently announced upgrades to the HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged solution

The new features and functionality for HPE SimpliVity 380 include an XL configuration for the 4000 series portfolio and support for mixed heterogeneous clusters.

HPE SimpliVity XL

For customers who need a powerful, affordable, hyperconverged infrastructure, the HPE SimpliVity 380 Gen10 all-flash portfolio delivers. With sizes ranging from XS – L to the newly announced XL configuration, customers can choose from single or dual processor appliances. The 4000 series all-flash offering is ideal for read-intensive or typical read/write mixed workloads, and the 6000 series all-flash offering is perfect for read and I/O intensive high performance mixed workloads.  Each of these configurations are competitively priced against comparable hybrid and all-flash HCI solutions.

The new XL configuration is important for customers who have data workloads that require large storage capacity nodes or who need cost efficient backup storage hubs for their virtualized environments.

Mixed heterogeneous clusters

In addition to the new XL offering, HPE announced support for mixed heterogeneous clusters. HPE SimpliVity customers with legacy Cisco, Dell, and Lenovo infrastructure who wish to scale their hyperconverged environment can now mix HPE SimpliVity Gen9 nodes with HPE SimpliVity 380 Gen10 nodes.

Additional updates

New for HPE SimpliVity RapidDR customers, version 2.1 offers an automated disaster recovery failback feature that further simplifies disaster recover for customers. Additionally, a cost saving feature supports higher numbers of VMs per RapidDR instance.

And for customers who want to see a holistic view of their HPE datacenter, HPE OneView Global Dashboard now supports HPE SimpliVity.

Optimized from the ground up for virtual environments, the HPE SimpliVity 380 consolidates not only servers and storage, but all of the other IT components below the hypervisor. That means all of IT’s infrastructure and advanced data services are elegantly packed in a single building block. And as the most powerful, simple, and efficient hyperconverged solution on the market today, the HPE SimpliVity 380 lets you reduce datacenter devices by 10:1, achieve 90% capacity savings across production and backup storage, and reduce TCO by 69%.

About Chris Purcell

Chris Purcell drives analyst relations for the Software-Defined and Cloud Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. To learn more about these updates, check out the HPE SimpliVity product brief. For more details on hyperconverged infrastructure, download the free e-book: Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies. 

To read more articles from Chris Purcell, check out the HPE Converged Data Center Infrastructure blog.