HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays


HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays

Struggling to find cost effective flash storage for your primary, secondary, and backup/DR workloads? The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays are like having two flash arrays in one. The array is truly adaptive – designed for both primary and secondary flash workloads. It is a hybrid flash array for mixed, primary workloads where cost-efficient flash performance is important. It can also serve as a secondary flash array for backup and disaster recover (DR) while allowing you to put your backup data to work. The flash-enhanced architecture is combined with HPE InfoSight predictive analytics for fast, reliable access to data and 99.9999% guaranteed availability [1]. Radically simple to deploy and use, the arrays are cloud-ready – providing data mobility to the cloud through HPE Cloud Volumes. Your storage investment made today will support you well into the future, thanks to our technology and business-model innovations.


What's new

• HPE Nimble Storage HF40C array and HF60C array provide higher effective capacity for workloads not requiring deduplication.

• Inline variable block deduplication and compression for increased data reduction.

• Performance up to 65% or more faster than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive arrays. [5]

• Up to 200% or more price-performance improvement than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays. [6]

• Secondary flash storage functionality for backup and disaster recovery (DR) workloads.



Predictive Analytics

• The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays automatically predicts and resolves 86% of problems before you even know there is an issue. [2]

• Transforms the support experience through predictive automation and Level 3-only support.

• Holistic view across the infrastructure stack and resolves problems beyond just storage.

• Simplifies planning with prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements.

• Makes infrastructure smarter and more reliable by learning from the installed base.

Radical Simplicity

• HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays are simple to deploy configure and manage.

• Deploy flash on-premise, or in the public cloud through common data services across the HPE Nimble Storage family.

• Seamlessly migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage.

• Our timeless storage is your assurance of business value, no worries today, no worries tomorrow.

• Radically easy to integrate with many ecosystems and has deep integration with VMware®, Microsoft® applications, Oracle®, Veeam, and others.

Flash Performance for Mixed and Mainstream Workloads

• HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have speed and efficiency for mixed workloads with sub-millisecond response and greater efficiency than other hybrid arrays. [4]

• Write to cost-optimized disk at flash speeds through write serialization.

• Dynamic flash caching accelerates reads even as workloads change in real time.

• Assigns and changes the service level of any volume at the click of a button ("Auto Flash", "All Flash", or "Minimal Flash").

• Always-on data reduction delivers up to 5X space savings without performance penalty. [3]

Put Your Backup Data to Work

• HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have secondary storage that does real work: flash performance lets you use your backup data for development/test, QA, analytics, and more.

• Reduces the need for full backups since native application-consistent snapshots and replication plus integration with leading backup software. Speeds synthetic full backups from hours to minutes.

• 99.9999% (six-nines) guaranteed availability. Triple+ Parity RAID tolerates 3 simultaneous drive failures plus additional protection through intra-drive parity.

• Application-granular, FIPS-certified encryption provides secure over-the-wire protection. Enhanced data shredding is built-in.

• Built-in application-consistent snapshots and replication. Integration with leading backup software. Deep integration with Veeam availability software.



[1] HPE Six Nines Guarantee: https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=a00026086enw

[2] Based on actual customer data collected by the HPE Nimble Storage Support organization. See also https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=a00018503ENW

[3] Response times based on actual customer data collected by the HPE Nimble Storage Supportof 3D NAND flash. organization as of March 2017. Efficiency comparisons based on a combination of technologies including write serialization, dynamic flash caching of reads, and the use

[4] The HPE Nimble Storage Operating System (NOS) is built to improve the use of system resources including the CPU and memory. This enables the arrays to provide always-on data reduction without affecting the storage performance that is delivered.

[5] Based on HPE Engineering performance tests versus the previous generation of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays

[6] Based on a comparison of performance and pricing against previous generation of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays. Performance based on HPE Engineering performance testing.