HPE Alletra

Seamlessly power your data – from edge to cloud – with a cloud experience for every app. Named a 2021 CRN Tech Innovator.


A paradigm shift in data infrastructure with HPE Alletra

Shed the complexity and silos inherent in conventional hybrid cloud environments with category-defining cloud-native data infrastructure that delivers a cloud operating and consumption experience wherever data lives. Stop managing infrastructure and start simply accessing and utilising it, as a service and on demand.

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Get the agility of cloud

Get the agility of cloud – everywhere

Forget maintaining, upgrading and tuning on-prem, edge and cloud storage in isolated, complex silos. HPE Alletra delivers a common experience across clouds – as a service and with limitless scale – through cloud-native management of your entire environment from a single, SaaS-based console.

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Built for Cloud and Manage with a SaaS-based user experience

Now you can set up and manage from anywhere with a simple, global management with zero-touch deployment in minutes because systems are automatically discovered, onboarded and configured. Say goodbye to time-consuming, LUN-centric provisioning with AI-driven, intent-based provisioning of application workloads on infrastructure best suited for optimising SLAs.

Run any app

Run any app – without compromise

Meet any SLA, from core mission-critical and business-critical apps to remote edge needs and test/dev and analytics in the cloud. HPE Alletra delivers workload-optimised systems that deliver flexibility without complexity. Enjoy predictable high performance and non-disruptive scale, all backed by 100% availability guarantees for your mission-critical workloads.

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Unlock your data

Free your data across hybrid cloud

Unleash the true potential of hybrid cloud with a unified data platform from edge to cloud that delivers consistent data services, unified management, seamless data mobility and effortless backup and recovery. Maximise your innovation with performance, flexibility and scale for every app and mobilise data, wherever it lives, with the best of every cloud.

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Get true, no-compromise STaaS with HPE GreenLake and transform the cloud operational experience everywhere

It’s time to bring the cloud experience everywhere to simplify operations and move faster. Learn how eliminating complexity with cloud operations frees you to accelerate digital transformation with data-first modernisation.

Predict and prevent disruptions

Engineered to make itself invisible

Get infrastructure that’s self-managing and self-improving – leaving you nothing to do but focus on innovation. You can predict and prevent disruptions across storage, services and virtual machines, resulting in savings of over 1.5 million hours of lost productivity due to downtime. Pinpoint issues between storage and VMs and underutilised virtual resources without effort.

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Manage data infrastructure with AI-driven recommendations

Get a redefined support experience with predictive support automation that delivers an unprecedented support experience with automated L1 and L2 and direct access to the resources you need. All with improved performance, higher availability and optimised resource utilisation and planning.

HPE Alletra 9000 delivers mission-critical reliability

Ideally suited to workloads with extreme latency and availability requirements, HPE Alletra 9000 delivers mission-critical reliability without sacrificing agility. Consolidate traditional and modern mission-critical apps with All-NVMe performance and ultra-low latency – backed by a 100% availability guarantee – and ensure business continuity with a complete suite of advanced DR solutions on-prem and in the cloud.

HPE Alletra 6000 for your business-critical workloads

For business-critical workloads with strict availability and performance SLAs, there’s HPE Alletra 6000 – built on an ultra-efficient architecture for fast, consistent performance and industry-leading data efficiency for all your apps. Ensure resiliency with 99.9999% availability guaranteed, scale as you need and easily extend to the cloud with consistent data services.

Compare HPE Alletra options – get flexible consumption and maximum agility

HPE Alletra comes in two product lines – delivering agility and simplicity for every application from edge to cloud and can be provided as a service or a fully managed turnkey offering, all with the right mix of subscription and usage-based services.

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Cloud-based management, based on subscription
As-a-service, on-demand consumption
Primary workloads

Business-critical workloads

Mission-critical workloads

Flexibly support any workload


Delivers up to 3X faster performance than previous HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays

Proven to deliver ultra-low latency with 75% of I/O within 250 μs latency, delivering performance density with All-NVMe for over 2 million IOPs in 4UMeasured%20on%20HPE%20Alletra%209080%204N%2C%208%20KiB%20Random%20Reads%20TPVV%20RAID6%2C%20configured%20in%20production%20mode

Delivers performance of either HPE Alletra array series, seamlessly provided as workload or your performance needs evolve


Developed upon the HPE Nimble Storage foundation/architecture

Developed upon the HPE Primera foundation/architecture

Service can be flexibly provided, leveraging either or both architectures

Maximum drives per enclosure


144 (HPE Alletra 4N with four HPE Alletra 2240 drive enclosures)

Flexibly support from 24-144

Drive and storage capacity

NVME SSDs: 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB; up to 368 TB

HPE Alletra 9060: 1966 TiB (raw) / 6103 TiB (effective)#, HPE Alletra 9080: 1966 TiB (raw) / 6103 TiB (effective)#, #Effective capacity assumes 4:1 estimated data compaction rate (including: thin provisioning, deduplication, compression and copy technologies) in a RAID 6 (10+2) configuration. Note TB vs TiB. Actual ratios will vary based on workload.;  NVMe SFF FIPS encrypted SSD; NVMe SFF SSD; NVMe SFF FIPS encrypted TAA SSD

Flexibility of configuration and workloads (on an as-needed basis)

HPE Alletra tech specs

Host interface and storage controller

  • HPE Alletra 6000: Redundant storage controllers      
  • HPE Alletra 9000: 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel; 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel; 25 Gb Ethernet; 10 Gb Ethernet; 10 GBaseT Ethernet; HPE Alletra 9060 2N Controller, HPE Alletra 9080 2N Controller

Availability features

  • HPE Alletra 6000: Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection (triple drive and intra-drive parity), 99.9999% guaranteed availability, redundant hardware/software design, no single points of failure
  • HPE Alletra 9000: Redundant power and cooling modules with battery and fans, a minimum of dual redundant controller nodes, max of four controller nodes for added redundancy, RAID 6 for data protection

Absolute resiliency

  • HPE Alletra 6000: 99.9999% (six nines) guaranteed availability
  • HPE Alletra 6000: App-granular, FIPS-certified encryption provides data at rest and over-the-wire protection. Secure data shredding is built in
  • HPE Alletra 6000: Native application-consistent snapshots and replication plus integration with leading backup software
  • HPE Alletra 6000: Redundant, hot-swap components, including controllers, power supplies, SSDs and IO cards

Host OS support

  • HPE 6000: Microsoft Windows® Server® VMware ESXi™ SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Ubuntu Server Edition LTS Oracle Linux Oracle Solaris Citrix® XenServer IBM AIX, HP-UX
  • HPE 9000: Microsoft Windows Server; Microsoft Windows Hyper-V; HP-UX; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES); Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); VMware ESX and ESXi; Oracle Solaris; Oracle Linux; Citrix Hypervisor; IBM AIX; IBM Virtualisation; VSI OpenVMS
  • For the latest information on supported operating systems, refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) for HPE Storage products:

HPE Data Services

  • HPE Alletra arrays include a subscription to HPE Data Ops Manager for cloud-based management of the array
  • Subscription is included in the quote when support is selected and has the same duration as support

Solutions optimised for HPE Alletra

Simplify data management to drive your data-first modernisation

Modernise your data management with a revolutionary suite of cloud data services and transform the way in which you manage apps and infrastructure across your organisation’s infrastructure.

Build containerised enterprise-grade AI and analytics applications

With HPE Alletra and HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise, you get all the tools you need to build, modernise, deploy, monitor and manage a wide range of AI and analytics workloads to unleash your data’s full potential and accelerate your data-driven digital transformation.

Simplify hybrid cloud data protection with instant restores and rapid recovery

Get cloud-native backup as a service that is specifically designed for hybrid cloud with the HPE Backup and Recovery service and get instant restores, rapid recovery on premises and cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud.

HPE Alletra frequently asked questions

HPE Alletra is cloud-native data infrastructure purpose-built for cloud operations and for consumption via cloud-native control. It provides the architectural flexibility to address any application but without the complexity of traditional and siloed storage management.
What is the difference between HPE Alletra and HPE Nimble Storage?
HPE Alletra 6000 is built from the DNA of HPE Nimble Storage and is purpose-built for cloud-native control for a unified cloud experience.
What is the difference between HPE Alletra and HPE Primera?
HPE Alletra is built from the DNA of HPE Primera and is purpose-built for cloud-native control for a unified cloud experience.