HPE SimpliVity

An enterprise-grade hyperconverged platform that speeds application performance, improves efficiency and resiliency, and backs up/restores VMs in seconds.

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The Gorilla Guide to hyperconverged infrastructure
The Gorilla Guide to hyperconverged infrastructure
Connect your infrastructure with a comprehensive and easy-to-use management solution designed to remove complexity and better align enterprise IT with business needs.
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Hyper-simple. Hyper-scalable. Hyperconverged.

Streamline IT operations with a fast, simple and efficient hyperconverged platform. HPE SimpliVity combines your IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single, integrated all-flash solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional offerings. Gain VM management and mobility, built-in backup and DR and game-changing data efficiency in this award-winning hyperconverged solution. Converge your entire IT stack and get the industry’s most complete guarantee.

VM management, automation and mobility

Simplify day-to-day operations with policy-based, VM-centric management combined with powerful automation and intelligence. Enable seamless data mobility that makes your development teams and users more productive.

Built-in backup and disaster recovery

Eliminate the need for third-party data protection. HPE SimpliVity delivers the resilience, built-in backup, and bandwidth-efficient replication you need to ensure the highest levels of data integrity and availability.

Game-changing data efficiency

The data efficiency baked into HPE SimpliVity improves application performance, frees up storage and accelerates local and remote backup and restore functions. It delivers an average data efficiency improvement of 52:1 across deployments.


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New features, friction-free scalability, enhanced operational efficiency

In the data centre or on the edge, hyperconvergence just got better. Across the HPE SimpliVity portfolio, you can now include HPE Composable Fabric software-defined networking in your HCI stack, scale up to 16 nodes/cluster and 96 nodes/federation, choose from 3 to 40 TB nodes for storage capacity, and enjoy 60% faster orchestrated upgrade speeds. In addition, our new high-density HPE SimpliVity 2600 platform now enables general virtualisation/ROBO and VDI.

Solve key business challenges with HPE SimpliVity

HPE SimpliVity is engineered specifically to run virtualised applications for a variety of workloads. See the top eight reasons customers choose HPE SimpliVity as their award-winning, high-performance solution for consolidating IT infrastructure, running tier-1 applications, protecting data and simplifying remote office IT.

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Prepare your business for disaster recovery


Choose a solution that is simple enough to be executed by almost anyone. HPE SimpliVity has built-in data protection features and an extremely simple, automated recovery process to help ensure success. HPE SimpliVity RapidDR, an optional software tool, guides you through disaster recovery planning and orchestration and provides fast and reliable IT recovery including one-click failover or failback.

Data centre consolidation


Minimise your data centre footprint. Placing all your IT infrastructure below the hypervisor on a scalable x86 platform reduces your data centre devices by 10:1, resulting in lower upfront costs, greater operational efficiency and improved performance.

Data protection


Protect your data in a fraction of the time required by legacy solutions. With built-in, end-to-end data protection, HPE SimpliVity reduces storage and bandwidth requirements, resulting in more recovery points and enhanced VM protection.



Drive down costs without sacrificing performance or resiliency. Get more virtual desktops on less hardware; easily add nodes when you deploy new desktops; and globally backup, restore or clone a VM in three clicks or less.

Remote office/branch office


Remove distance as a limitation. HPE SimpliVity introduces cost-effective scalability for remote and branch offices, provides built-in data efficiency and protection for ROBOs, and centralises management into a single, unified solution. New single-processor configurations result in server and licensing cost savings at every site.

Hybrid cloud


Get enterprise-level performance and reliability with the efficiency, flexibility and economics of cloud. HPE SimpliVity is a natural fit for a hybrid environment and offers the cost benefits of public cloud without the inherent risks of moving data offsite.

Hyperconverged all-flash


HPE SimpliVity all-flash storage delivers twice the performance of hybrid solutions with half the latency, at an entry point that costs 20% less than competitors. Don't compromise on quality. Improve cost savings over leading all-flash solutions and get even higher levels of performance, data integrity and availability.

Hyperconverged infrastructure: How it works

Your IT infrastructure can be faster and more powerful. Join our live or on-demand webinar series exploring how HPE SimpliVity takes business beyond legacy IT. See how this award-winning platform combines IT infrastructure and data services for virtualised workloads into a single hyperconverged node that is simple to deploy and manage.

Success in action

School preps for classroom technology growth

The School District of Janesville needed to eliminate slow backup and recovery time as a bottleneck to learning. See how they streamlined their IT operations and backup with a fast, simple and efficient hyperconverged platform.

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King Price launches paperless system for car insurance

In a very competitive South African car insurance industry, King Price wanted to dramatically reduce unplanned downtime and improve availability. Its new hyperconverged solution enabled King Price to restore 8TB of data in just 13 seconds with just a few clicks. The system also enables improved, paperless customer service while showing a 69% TCO reduction.

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IT service company finds better way to handle data

BITS, a voice and network solutions provider for community banks and credit unions, uses HPE SimpliVity to build scalable, regulation-compliant solutions for clients.

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St. John’s Riverside hospital increases flexibility

A major hospital gains flexibility through HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged infrastructure reduced costs and enables “cloud economics.”

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Totes improves IT performance and data protection

Totes improves IT performance and data protection with HPE SimpliVity, safeguarding critical applications and holding down costs.

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Design-build firm revs up disaster recovery

Neenan Archistruction did away with costly annual expansion upgrades, eliminated the need for expensive offsite disaster recovery facility capabilities, increased performance by 75% and boosted overall backup performance by up to 24x with a new hyperconverged solution.

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See HPE SimpliVity in Action

See HPE SimpliVity in Action
Learn how fast, simple and efficient your IT infrastructure can be. This demo includes policy management, VM cloning, backing up, deleting and restoring VMs in seconds


Documentation : Explore the HPE SimpliVity document library


Get answers to your questions about HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure, all in one place. Peruse FAQs, white papers, tech specs and solution briefs. See what industry experts and other customers have to say in case studies and analyst reports.

White Paper : Datacentres Leverage HPE SimpliVity to Drive Operational Simplicity, Improved Performance and Other Critical Datacentre Benefits

White Paper | PDF | 273 KB

IDC whitepaper highlights market trends that have driven a dramatic increase in real world hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. In-depth customer interviews and an IDC web survey of end users reveal considerable operational efficiency and performance gains with HPE SimpliVity infrastructure. Customers report: • 71% of production workloads run on HPE SimpliVity systems • 91% increase in time spent on innovation and new projects • Vastly improved backup/recovery environments (in fact, 55% of customers retired existing third-party backup or replication software)


solution brief | application/pdf | 375 KB

Discover how the HPE SimpliVity 380 simplifies IT by combining hyperconverged infrastructure and advanced data services for efficient virtualized workloads.

Community : Read the latest news and get answers on hyperconverged infrastructure


Read the latest news and get answers on hyperconverged infrastructure

Video : See how data deduplication works

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Get a quick, easy-to-understand explanation of exactly how HPE SimpliVity 380 delivers massive gains in data efficiency.

Video : Converge your entire infrastructure with HPE SimpliVity 380

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Combining storage and servers in a single appliance is a good start but true hyperconverged power comes with full consolidation. The more hardware and software you can consolidate, the better it gets. HPE SimpliVity comprises the entire IT stack.

Analyst Report : Forrester Report: The total economic impact of HPE Simplivity hyperconverged infrastructure

Analyst Report | PDF | 714 kb

This Forrester study reveals how typical HPE SimpliVity customers reduce total cost of ownership by 69% through consolidation, reduced CAPEX and OPEX, and simplified system administration. The cost savings enable a 183% ROI with a short 7.2 month payback.

eBook : Gorilla Guide to Hyperconverged infrastructure Implementation Strategies

eBook | PDF | 4.7MB

By unlocking staff time and other resources, hyperconvergence can help your organisation transform IT from a “keeping the lights on” cost centre to a top-line revenue driver.


success story | application/pdf | 269 KB

A multibillion-dollar global financial services company selected HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure as its IT infrastructure of choice.

White Paper : Comparing hyperconverged infrastructure options for virtualised environments

White Paper | PDF | 318KB

Read this TechTarget whitepaper to compare the architectural approaches and hyperconverged products from Cisco, NetApp, Nutanix and HPE.

Analyst Report : Gartner 2018 Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Report

Analyst Report

Infrastructure and operations leaders should use the 11 critical capabilities and five use cases described here to assess HCI product features and functions. I&O leaders need to align project portfolios with the use cases, rationalize technology and vendor choices, and standardize across use cases.

1 “The Total Economic Impact™ of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure,” Forrester Research, Inc., 2017.

2 "IDC Operational Efficiency White paper,  August 2018"

3 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, John McArthur, Kiyomi Yamada, Scott Etkin, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, 30 November 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.