IDC Report: New Disaggregated HCI Architecture
IDC Report: New Disaggregated HCI Architecture
Market analysts IDC explore how HPE’s groundbreaking dHCI delivers a platform that extends the hyperconverged experience to business-critical workloads with unified, simplified management and enterprise-class performance and availability.
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IDC Report: New Disaggregated HCI Architecture
IDC Report: New Disaggregated HCI Architecture
Market analysts IDC explore how HPE’s groundbreaking dHCI delivers a platform that extends the hyperconverged experience to business-critical workloads with unified, simplified management and enterprise-class performance and availability.
Read the IDC white paper

dHCI takes hyperconverged further

Get all the simplicity and ease-of-use that you love about HCI – but for all your apps. HPE Nimble Storage disaggregated HCI (dHCI) delivers a hyperconverged experience that includes business-critical speed and resiliency alongside independent scaling of compute and storage.

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Effortless hyperconverged agility that you can consume as-a-service.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI drives more resiliency for your apps, more performance at scale and more efficiency for your wallet. And lets VM administrators unlock agility and accelerate time to market on a platform designed for business-critical application and mixed workloads.

And now dHCI is available through HPE GreenLake, delivering virtual machine as a service that accelerates time to value and simplifies IT management.

  • 10 X
    lower latency

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  • 4X
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  • 5X
    more efficient

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Learn how these customers have taken advantage of the disaggregated HCI architecture – one that’s intelligently simple across its lifecycle, absolutely resilient for the most demanding apps and flexibly scalable according to their needs.


Simplest experience yet

Be up and running in less than 15 minutes – and then stay up with no-compromise, always-on data services and continuous wellness monitoring from storage to VMs. Manage everything with VM-centric operations in VMware vCenter, and stay current via 1-click upgrades. Enjoy all of this as-a-service from HPE GreenLake.

Unmatched performance & resiliency

HCI delivers agility and ease of use, but its architectural limitations make it a risky bet for business-critical apps. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI delivers sub-ms latency, 99.9999% guaranteed availability, built-in data protection and can tolerate three simultaneous drive failures without a hiccup in performance. No other HCI can touch that.

Flexible scale and zero waste

Enjoy the unrivalled economics of an architecture that can scale compute and storage independently – and deliver guaranteed best data efficiency. Eliminate over-provisioning, reduce storage costs by 33-50% and extend apps and data across your hybrid cloud with bi-directional data mobility and no egress charges.

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It's the cloud experience and then some

Leverage all the cloud advantages of self-service IT, automation, simplicity and elasticity – but with better resiliency, performance and efficiency. Take advantage of flexible, independent scaling, and rely on the industry-leading intelligence of HPE InfoSight for self-managing, self-optimising operations. Do it all with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI delivered as-a-service via HPE GreenLake.

Unlock the potential of hybrid cloud

Maximise your agility and IT resources both on-prem and in the cloud with HPE Cloud Volumes, a suite of enterprise cloud data services that seamlessly enables a true hybrid cloud experience in your environment. Protect data in the cloud instantly with HPE Cloud Volumes and then unleash the value of your data by accessing the compute of any cloud.

Leverage the most advanced AI in the industry

Traditional HCI is great for Day 0 and Day 1 – speeding deployments and getting apps up and running – but for Day 2 and beyond, you need AI-driven intelligence to say goodbye to fighting fires. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI embeds HPE InfoSight, the industry’s most advanced AI for infrastructure, for predictive analytics that diagnose and resolve issues so you don’t have to.

Explore the solutions powering HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

IT would love to extend the HCI experience to every application; dHCI makes that possible. With consistent performance and enterprise-grade resiliency (neither of which require any tuning to maintain), as well as flexible scale and unrivalled efficiency, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ready for all your apps.

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No performance drop-off

Rather than deal with HCI’s inconsistent and growing latency across nodes, dHCI delivers consistent sub-ms latency at scale.

Resiliency is no contest

With HCI, if you lose a node, you risk losing access to both the data and the application. Not so with dHCI: guaranteed 99.9999% data availability delivers the kind of reliability that traditional HCI just can’t touch.

Flexibility, and no waste

Under HCI, you’re either locked into rigid scaling that invariably leaves resources idle, or buying specialised nodes for performance or capacity and having to manually assign drives. Why box yourself in? With dHCI, you waste zero resources and scale any way you want.

Zero tuning, ever

To optimise data storage with HCI, you’re constantly tuning your balance between effective capacity and performance – for every VM. It’s an endless, time-consuming series of trade-offs. With dHCI, data services are always-on and always-optimised, full stop.

Guaranteed best data efficiency

Store more data in the same (or less) capacity on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI than any competitive offering, guaranteed.

Start fast and stay current – easily

Stand up full-stack infrastructure at scale in less than 15 minutes with auto-discovery and policy-driven automation. Then keep your infrastructure up to date with seamless 1-click upgrades.

Explore the solutions powering HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

As the industry’s only intelligent cloud for virtual machines, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is powered by AI-driven intelligence and built on industry-leading servers, storage and networking solutions.

Succes in action
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Achieving better economics by moving applications from cloud to on-prem

In response to rapid growth in the pet insurance market, Australia’s PetSure chose HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to future-proof its enterprise IT infrastructure while enabling a rapid shift to remote work.


A surge in pet ownership and adoption amid COVID-19 meant PetSure needed to move employees to a virtual office environment while expanding service delivery.


PetSure switched from AWS to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI for faster and more reliable remote access while supporting unpredictable workload volumes and controlling costs.

"With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, we can now provide a superior VDI solution to support changes to our business model and our 400+ employees working remotely due to COVID-19."

Rob Collins, Head of Infrastructure and Service Management, PetSure


With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, PetSure has achieved 50% faster app provisioning, boosted VDI performance by 2X, improved efficiency by 70% and reduced operating costs by 50%.

Additional resources to unpack dHCI

Frequently Asked Questions about HPE dHCI

What is HPE dHCI?
Disaggregated hyperconverged infrastructure (dHCI) is a form of hyperconverged infrastructure that goes beyond the traditional setup by enabling businesses to control the ratio of compute and storage resources they provision in their HCI nodes. This is accomplished through the combined technology of HPE ProLiant servers and HPE Nimble Storage arrays.
dHCI radically simplifies infrastructure for every application by reimagining HCI without limitations. Built for mixed workloads at scale, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI lowers costs with flexible, independent scaling of compute and storage and industry-leading data efficiency. It enables IT agility while ensuring apps are always on and always fast. VM-centric and AI-driven operations make it effortless, while 99.9999% guaranteed data availability and consistent sub-millisecond latency mean it's ideal for the most demanding applications and workloads. Finally, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI maximises agility by unlocking the cloud experience across hybrid cloud.
How can I test drive HPE dHCI?
You can test drive HPE dHCI here.