HPE Introduces Hyperconverged System for SMEs

With the HPE Hyper Converged 380, the manufacturer had been inspired by the user guidance of consumer products and thus ensured the simplest possible operation of the new systems. A virtual machine should be commissioned with just five clicks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduces the HPE Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380) at CeBIT, a new hyper-converged system targeted at mid-sized companies or remote offices. Thanks to the easiest possible usability, virtual machines can be set up within minutes, as the manufacturer promises .

HPE Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380) is a virtualization appliance that combines servers and software-defined storage into a single, coordinated system. The hardware used is the Intel Xeon-based HPE ProLiant DL380.

The HC 380 is also based on the HPE StoreVirtual Data Fabric, which allows data to be flexibly moved between individual systems and branches. For integrated services, HPE has an availability of 99.99999. Support for the system is also provided by HPE, a single point of contact for hardware, software, private clouds, and VMware. With HPE Flexible Capacity, the manufacturer also offers a full-service solution that bundles IT and support at predictable, monthly rates.

HPE pre-provisioning provides quick access and pre-configured hardware through a VM model before any need arises. In case of damage, the VSA technology HPE StoreVirtual can be used to cheaply restore the system.

The HPE HC 380 Intuitive User Experience (UX) management software provides an easy-to-use interface that users can access from their PC or mobile device. As a result, for example, branches or branches with thin staff blanket can install the system within a few minutes. According to HPE, a virtual machine can be picked above HPE OneView with just five clicks. The maintenance, such as the import of updates should be thanks to the intuitive user interface, very easy to accomplish.

HC 380 is designed as a hyperconvergent two-node device. Users can scale to up to 16 nodes. The Cloud Optimizer Tool can also determine the capacity requirements and allocate resources. Users can also avoid the overprovisioning of virtual machines.

HPE is not alone in the market for hyperconverged systems. Cisco and other manufacturers are also entering the market, which Gartner estimates will have a volume of $ 5.5 billion by 2019. HPE’s strategy in this area is to win customers, especially through the simplest possible operation.

“Especially mid-sized companies or field offices need to compete on the same scale as large companies, but often have significantly fewer resources available,” said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager of Converged Datacenter Infrastructure at HPE. “With the HC 380, these companies can deploy VMs in just a few clicks to achieve their goals at cloud speeds.”

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