Software-defined Storage

Eliminate complexity with SDS-based solutions that include software, storage systems and hyper-converged appliances.

Build a More Flexible Data Architecture

Simplify and lower the cost of storage virtualisation with a scale-out and software-defined data fabric with the flexibility to deploy as a virtual machine, a hyper-converged appliance, a dedicated storage array or a hybrid-cloud building block.

Accelerate Hyper-convergence

Flexible Storage Gets You Back to Business

Hewlett Packard Enterprise software-defined storage (SDS) enables you to create a pool of shared storage from industry-standard server capacity without the need for dedicated storage area network (SAN) infrastructure. Hyper-convergence is the trend of co-locating applications, SDS and virtualisation software on the same physical device. SDS is critical for hyper-convergence, plus these top 10 things to consider when buying a hyper-converged infrastructure.

Our SDS, based on HPE StoreVirtual technology, runs within VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM environments on the same server running your virtualised applications. SDS uses scale-out iSCSI SAN technology to provide capacity to any physical or virtual server on the network and includes advanced data services such as auto-tiering, storage federation and storage clustering. Enhance and simplify virtualised client or server projects as well, for ITaaS solutions.

Our unique portfolio of software and hardware products provide the flexibility and agility to start small and grow in any direction your business takes you. The HPE StoreVirtual software-defined storage family is available as a software-only virtual storage appliance (VSA), a physical storage array, embedded in HPE Helion OpenStack or as a turnkey hyper-converged appliance.

Enable a Fully Software-defined Infrastructure

Partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise means working with the only vendor capable of delivering all elements of the software-defined data centre – Compute, networking, storage and management. It’s part of our vision for composable infrastructure, built on fluid pools of flexible resources that you can quickly create, tear down or modify programmatically to fit any workload need.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise SDS solutions enable you to construct centrally managed, highly available data centres using scalable building blocks. As the number one provider of x86 servers and with over a million SDS licences distributed worldwide, HPE is a long-time innovator for SDS platforms and related technologies. Whether you build your own or use our integrated systems, you can count on HPE solutions, services and worldwide support.


Less Cost Than Traditional Storage Arrays¹


Smaller Footprint by Eliminating Physical Arrays²


Lower Cost than Other Hyper-converged Systems²

Free 1TB of Software-defined Storage

HPE StoreVirtual VSA

Unlock 1TB of free storage on any new Intel-based server from any server vendor. Try it today.

How Our Customers Achieve More with SDS

Baghus Delivers Storage Consolidation with SDS

Reduce costs, improve control and maintain high availability while consolidating 25 offices around the world.

dwp|suters Eases Collaboration with HPE StoreVirtual

“The HPE solution has changed the mentality and culture of our company. Instead of tearing our hair out waiting hours for projects to open, our people can now easily collaborate.” – Kent Chalmers, IT manager, dwp|suters

The Building Blocks of Hyper-convergence

HPE StoreVirtual Storage

There are storage virtualisation solutions that support any infrastructure or budget. You can choose a virtual storage appliance that lets you transform your server’s internal or direct-attached storage into a shared storage array – without the complexity of dedicated storage. You can also opt for scalable hardware options.

HPE ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual

Deploy a virtualised environment in less than 15 minutes with our hyper-converged appliance pre-configured with servers, storage, networking and VMware integration.


Catalog : See the Depth and Breadth of Our Portfolio, Find Products Fast or Browse All Storage


See the Depth and Breadth of Our Portfolio, Find Products Fast or Browse All Storage

Catalog : Select HPE Storage Products That Are Right for You, Filter and Compare


This tool helps you compare options and select the right storage products for your business.

White Paper : Top 10 Considerations When Buying a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

White Paper

This white paper described the top ten things you need to keep in mind when purchasing a hyper-converged infrastructure.

Brochure : Software-defined Storage: Flexible Data Storage for Today and Tomorrow


Software-Defined Storage (SDS) separates hardware and data from management to optimise costs while building a flexible architecture.

Article : How Hyper-Convergence Can Help IT


Find out how hyper-convergence simplifies deployment and operations, allowing IT to shift its focus to revenue-boosting innovation.

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HPE hyper-converged (HC) appliances allow deployment of a virtualised environment in under 15 minutes at nearly half the cost of other HC approaches

Solution Brief : Scaling Performance and VDI Management with HPE SDS

Solution Brief

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments can be difficult, especially given today’s mobile and BYOD (bring your own device) workforce

Solution Brief : Consolidate Servers and Storage at Remote Locations with HPE SDS

Solution Brief

Branch offices and remote locations must handle increasing requirements for data protection and high availability, often with additional challenges

White Paper : Blueprint: Introduction to HPE StoreVirtual VSA technology

White Paper

SDS Blueprint #1: Introduction to HPE StoreVirtual VSA technology

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise comparison of traditional dual-controller disk array and two-node server cluster vs. two-node server cluster with VSA storage, August 2015.

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    Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal comparative analysis of publicly available data from major competitors, August 2015.