Hewlett Packard Enterprise Brings a New Hyper Converged System to the Mid-Market

MARCH 15, 2016 • Blog Post

Analysts expect the hyper converged integrated systems market to grow to nearly $5 billion by 2019

Midsized companies and Remote Offices/Branch Offices (ROBOs) can now experience the same IT advantages for virtual machines as their larger counterparts, thanks to the new Hyper Converged 380(HC 380) from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The HC 380 is built on the worlds most-deployed server, the HPE ProLiant DL380 and helps organizations transform to a hybrid infrastructure while simplifying IT operations and reducing overall costs.

HC 380 combines HPEs leading server technologies with a software stack that includes HPE's StoreVirtual VSA software-defined storage application and the HPE OneView converged management and automation application. The result is a solution that combines enterprise-class features and scalability with an easy-to-use software stack.

An intuitive, consumer-inspired user experience is critical to the HC 380s simplicity, and the HPE HC 380 intuitive User Experience (UX) management software is easy to manage on a desktop or mobile device. Self-install is fast and easy, from power on to "ready" in minutes.

Analysts at Gartner expect the hyperconverged integrated systems market to grow to nearly $5 billion by 2019. It is currently at $371.5 million, and demand is quickly growing for a more cost effective and operationally streamlined approach to virtual servers, virtual desktops and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

"Hyper-convergence presents a huge opportunity for mid-sized and ROBO enterprises who face the unique challenge of having to stay competitive at enterprise-scale, but with notably less resources," said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Datacenter Infrastructure, HPE. "HPE is the only vendor that can offer them the ability to take advantage of the benefits of hyper-converged environments today and provide them with a clear pathway to a composable infrastructure future when they are ready."

Fewer Clicks = Increased Productivity

Only five clicks are needed to deploy VMs and 15 minutes to add capacity with customizable, repeated templates for VM provisioning. The mobile-ready UX lets IT managers provision, decommission and then re-commission VMs in seconds -- all from their mobile phone.

From the HC 380's single management pane, IT generalists can update firmware and drivers in only three clicks, without service interruption, reducing the potential for errors and increasing uptime.

"The ability to simplify IT management into a consumer-inspired experience that can easily provision virtual machines, scale-out performance and capacity, do online updates and provide centralized environment analytics is essential for organizations looking to maximize their IT resources and budgets while helping them speed up their time-to-value," says Dan Molina, CTO of Nth Generation. "We worked closely with HPE to provide feedback on the HC 380 user experience to meet the needs of our clients, and we are happy to see that HPE is very serious about listening to customer and partner feedback and taking immediate action to more aggressively respond to the market's growing interest and demand for hyper-converged solutions."

The HC 380 will be available on March 31, 2016.



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