Do you require 100% uptime on your data center storage infrastructure without compromising on other attributes such as performance, scale, and flexibility? The HPE XP8 Storage array is the newest addition to the HPE XP storage family that is now approaching 6-years of demonstrated 100% data availability1 across the entire installed base. There is no room to improve on 100%, but XP8 is raising the bar by delivering industry leading 8-nines5 of platform availability, nearly assuring continued 100% availability well into the future.
Without compromise means that XP8 also provides unrivaled performance, scale and flexibility. In terms of performance, XP8 delivers over 20 million IOPs2, well beyond the nearest competitor. XP8 enables scalability up to 69 petabytes of internal capacity, plus up to 255 PB of virtualized external capacity. Available in Hybrid or Flash, SAS or NVMe, HDD or SSD, Entry or Performance configurations. Whatever your need, HPE XP8 has you covered.


Proven 100% Data Availability1, and Backed-up with a 100% Availability Guarantee2

Operating a business demands constant uptime; the risk of data loss or downtime must be minimized. HPE XP8 Storage is designed for 8-nines5 availability, virtually eliminating eliminating downtime risk. All active components are redundant, hot-swappable, and can be upgraded online.

XP8 protects data even if power fails when write cache is backed up to a Solid State Drive. RAID 6 14D+2P adds fault tolerance. HPE C-Track proactively monitors and XP8 proactively self-manages to avoid component failures. End-to-end checksum confirms data integrity from host port to disk and back.

HPE XP8 Storage with multi array virtualization provides 100% data availability1 and storage uptime, even in the event of a data center disaster. Avoid unplanned downtime with disaster resistant XP8 Remote Replication Suite, while avoiding planned downtime for server or application maintenance.

XP8 Storage enables continuous Disaster Recovery capabilities before, during and after array migrations with XP8 Online Data Migration. Move workloads from legacy XP disk arrays to XP8 with no interruption to applications, no server reboots and no suspension of your XP Disaster Recovery solution.

Ultimate Flexibility for a Wide Range of Workloads and Applications

HPE XP8 is a modular architecture that is fully scalable from a two DKC/2 controller system to one containing six DKC/12 controller system. Scale up to 69 petabytes of internal storage capacity, plus up to 255 PB of virtualized external capacity.

HPE XP8 offers a choice of media with NVMe SSDs, SAS SSDs, Flash Module Device (FMD) and HDDs. Deploy the media that provides the best performance price trade-off for different workloads.

Start with an All-Flash or Hybrid two controller base DKC, then upgrade to a performance DKC and secondary DKC to scale performance and capacity as needed.

HPE XP8 storage offers universal ports with the flexibility to configure them as source, target or for replication.

HPE XP8 provides flexibility and convenience for server or operating system maintenance by insuring data storage access. By presenting a virtual storage layer to hosts, one side of an application cluster can be taken offline, while the other side continues to access the XP8 data.

Dominant Performance that Meets Even the Most Extreme Workload Requirements

Delivering over 20 million IOPs3, HPE XP8 storage provides plenty of performance to meet extreme workload requirements.

XP8 Flash Modules cater to your extreme performance and low latency needs which are efficiently met with the higher performance lower cost solid-state non-volatile data capacity. Attain both ultra-high performance and sustained extreme low response times for the most demanding application workloads.

With the HPE XP8 you get ultimate performance for your 24x7 demands to deliver your critical data at break-neck speed. The XP8 offers the flexibility you need to meet your performance and latency objectives without sacrificing availability or disaster recovery.

The HPE XP8 Flash Module Device delivers guaranteed 2:14 compression along with world class performance with zero performance penalty.

XP8 Smart Tiers and Thin Provisioning provides quick and automated flexibility for changing application needs. You can now configure all the capacity you will need for the future, only buy what you need today and allow the XP8 to automatically monitor and adjust for performance and capacity needs.

Built-in Intelligent Storage Management

HPE XP8 is intelligent storage that solves problems before they can affect storage availability or performance. This is achieved with integrated AI capabilities like Performance Advisor VMVision, Continuous Track data analytics functionality, and future InfoSight support.

All-inclusive software such as HPE XP8 Intelligent Storage Manager streamlines storage management, enabling at-a-glance status of XP storage resources and simplified deployment, management, and maintenance of XP storage.

HPE XP8 Data Protection Manager provides simplified modern data protection and copy management to improve data availability, compliance, and agility. Data Protection Manager uses built-in intelligence to guide users in policy and workflow creation to automate replication and copy data management.

New and improved Performance Advisor Software has an all new simplified GUI and improved reporting capabilities with VMVision integration.

The HPE XP8 storage has an easy to use task based GUI; Common/Consistent Command Line Interface (CLI); simplified serviceability, and simple provisioning with one-click volume creation, dynamic/automatic provisioning and optimization.

  • 1.
    Based on HPE Quality Support tracking data
  • 2.
    Based on HPE internal performance testing
  • 3.
    HPE XP8 100% Data Availability Guarantee Program
  • 4.
    HPE XP7 Compression Guarantee Program
  • 5.
    The HPE XP7 Storage 8-nines reliability is determined by the Symbolic Hierarchical Automated reliability and Performance Evaluator (SHARPE) tool that models and predicts overall system availability using continuous time Markov chain (CTMC) methodology. Availability predictions for HPE XP8 Storage were performed by the HPE Solution Design Services team in October 2019. Contact your local HPE Sales representative for more information.
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