Nimble Storage 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 availability1. 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

  • Inline variable block deduplication and compression for increased data reduction.
  • Performance up to 65% or more faster than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive arrays.6
  • Up to 200% or more price-performance improvement than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays.7
  • Secondary flash storage functionality for backup and disaster recovery (DR) workloads.

Features

Predictive Analytics

The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays automatically predicts and resolves 86% of problems before you even know there is an issue.3

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.5

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.4

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
  • 3.
    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
  • 4.
    Response times based on actual customer data collected by the HPE Nimble Storage Support organization as of March 2017. Efficiency comparisons based on a combination of technologies including write serialization, dynamic flash caching of reads, and the use of 3D NAND flash.
  • 5.
    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.
  • 6.
    Based on HPE Engineering performance tests versus the previous generation of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays
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