File and Object Services for SANs

Want to get more out of your array or SAN investment? Do you have unallocated capacity you want to use for file shares or services? With HPE Storage File Controllers enabling efficient and highly available file shares using your HPE 3PAR, HPE Nimble, or MSA array capacity, you can get a greater return on your storage investment by enabling more use cases and supporting thousands of concurrent clients. HPE Storage File Controllers are flexible, cluster-ready gateways for enabling file services in SAN environments, and are ideal for diverse user-generated file and application data where scalability and tight Microsoft ecosystem integration are key. Through independently scalable file gateways with up to 8 nodes per cluster and flexible configuration options, the HPE Storage File Controllers offer enterprise-grade capabilities like transparent failovers, cross-protocol support, and non-disruptive maintenance, you can provide users and applications with a robust solution for file serving.

What's new

  • The HPE Storage File Controller features an Intel Xeon-Bronze processor with 16 GB of memory and is designed to connect to HPE MSA arrays and other small SAN environments.
  • The HPE Storage Performance File Controller features an Intel Xeon-Silver processor with 32 GB of memory and is designed to connect to HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage arrays and other larger SANs.
  • Both HPE File Controllers are built on HPE ProLiant DNA and Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016.

Features

Efficient: Saves You Money and Time

HPE Storage File Controllers come with pre-configured hardware and Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 pre-installed. Go from out of the box to online fast with configuration workflows tailored depending on attached array.

Attach the HPE Storage File Controller using Fibre Channel or iSCSI ports on your array with support for multiple 8-node clusters per array and multiple file server roles per cluster.

Know that you are backed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology Services support specialists who are trained in file storage, and who are ready to assist if needed.

Optimized: Tailored for File Services

Utilize a broad range of file access protocols, including Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server application storage over SMB.Scale file share capacity with support for up to 64TiB usable per namespace, and leverage data deduplication and compression to optimize capacity efficiency.

Advanced data management automatically improves use of resources, compliance with data retention policies, and protection of sensitive files, and Hosted BranchCache reduces branch office WAN usage by caching frequently-accessed files locally.

Leverage snapshots to enable user-driven file and folder recovery to ease administrative burden and enable end-users to quickly recover from simple errors.

Secure: Protect Your Data Always

HPE Storage File Controllers can protect data while at rest with file system encryption, and while it is being transferred with SMB encryption and signing.

File Classification Infrastructure can dynamically identify files based on sensitivity and implement sophisticated access controls based on your organization’s requirements using Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Reduce cost and complexity by installing antivirus scanning software and data protection agents on-board. Native Microsoft Azure support allows you to seamlessly store backups of data to the cloud, using your Azure subscription, for protection against disasters and catastrophic failures.

Highly Available: Prevent Disruption to Your Business and Users

HPE Storage File Controllers increase uptime with standard features such as near continuous health monitoring with HPE Active Health System, mirrored operating system solid-state drives (SSDs), and advanced memory protection.

Confidently deploy large file systems with file system online self-healing that reduces the need to take systems offline, online verification, and precise and rapid repair that reduces downtime from file corruption from days or hours to minutes.

Cluster up to eight file controllers for high availability and with transparent failover, enabling continuity of data access in the event of a failure or for online rolling maintenance updates.

Protect data from simple user errors to catastrophic failure using native replication for data sets up to 100 TB.

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