Software-defined Storage

Create a shared pool of storage capacity free from dedicated hardware limitations.

Simplify virtualisation and extend your data centre throughout your network – whether you opt to centralise more of your workloads into your own hyper-converged on-premises storage or you decide to adaptively tier data to cloud storage vendors via your preferred gateways.

Cost-optimise with Efficient and Open Solutions

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.

Enabling the Fully Software-defined Data Centre

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 compose, decompose and re-compose programmatically to fit any workload need.

This strategy includes a complete SDS path that enables you to construct centrally-managed, highly available data centres using scalable, easily managed SDS building blocks.  As the number one provider of x86 servers and with over a million SDS licences distributed worldwide, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a long-time innovator for SDS platforms and related management technologies.


Less Cost Than Traditional Storage Arrays(1)


Less Footprint by Eliminating Physical Arrays(2)


Savings in Energy Costs with a Converged Solution(3)

Free 1TB of Software-defined Storage

HPE StoreVirtual VSA

Power up your Intel® Xeon® processor and save 80% of your storage costs by converting underutilised resources into enterprise-class shared storage. Unlock 1TB of free storage on any new Intel-based server from any server vendor.

How Our Customers Achieve More with SDS

Peguform Handles Dynamic Storage Needs with HPE StoreVirtual

“The converged HPE infrastructure offers the necessary scalability and flexibility that we require in the dynamic automotive sector. This not only means that we can quickly increase our storage capacities when necessary, it also means that we can move this capacity between individual branches.”

– Jörg Birkle, Head of IT, Peguform

A Portfolio of Flexible SDS Building Blocks

Eliminate dedicated SAN infrastructure to reduce cost and complexity.

HPE StoreVirtual Storage

Fit any infrastructure or budget with a virtual storage appliance that transforms your server’s internal or direct-attached storage into a shared storage array.

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.

More Options to Enhance Your SDS Solutions

HPE StoreOnce VSA

Centralise backup efficiently without dedicated hardware with this open, hypervisor-agnostic, software-based backup and de-duplication solution.

HPE Helion Cloud Solutions

Simplify cloud-native applications and workloads using combined IaaS and PaaS based on the trunk version of OpenStack technology, with HPE Store Virtual VSA built in.

Storage Services

Learn how to migrate to a modern architecture with simpler, more secure and more data-driven storage capabilities.


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  • (1)

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise comparison of traditional dual-controller disk array and two-node server cluster vs. two-node server cluster with VSA storage, November 2013.

  • (2)

    Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal comparative analysis of publicly available data from major competitors, June 2013.

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    Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal comparative analysis of publicly available data from major competitors, June 2013.