HPE launches expansive flash portfolio update for hybrid IT

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Raj Thakur, HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced a comprehensive flash storage portfolio update with new products and data protection solutions that enable organisations of all sizes to take a giant step toward their all-flash data centre goals.

The new portfolio, designed to work with any workload, budget or service level, on- or off-premise, includes a powerful mid-range HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 all-flash array, cloud-ready Nimble Storage flash arrays powered by predictive analytics,  new Nimble secondary flash arrays (SFAs), affordable fifth-generation HPE MSA storage and high-speed StoreOnce Cloud Bank data protection.

“As flash permeates the data centre it has become critical to move beyond the array – from predictive analytics to data protection to investment strategies,” said Raj Thakur, general manager, data centre and hybrid cloud group, HPE South Pacific.

“These new solutions help more customers maximise the value of flash on-premises and enable flexible off-premises data mobility,” he said.

The HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 is a scalable, multi-tenant all-flash platform for mid-range organisations hitting the performance limits of aging systems or for organisations with longer term investment plans, providing a convenient path to next generation storage class memory.

HPE MSA 2050 and 2052 provide affordable starting points for application acceleration, providing the flexibility to mix any combination of SSD and SAS drives.

As flash storage becomes more pervasive, organisations are increasingly looking to public cloud solutions to optimise their hybrid IT mix. According to HPE, StoreOnce CloudBank reduces bandwidth requirements by more than 99 per cent, resulting in storage costs of just $0.001 per gigabyte per month.

With increasingly affordable flash storage and a mandate to increase storage capacity using existing infrastructure comes an increased adoption rate of flash by organisations of all sizes. Adoption increased by 25 per cent in the last quarter of 2016, with 51 per cent of customers predicting that they will have an all flash data centre in five years or less, according to Q4 Post Purchase Reports released earlier this year by purchase intent marketing and sales services company TechTarget.

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