HPE Alletra

Seamlessly powers your data from edge to cloud with a cloud experience for every workload.


A paradigm shift in data infrastructure with HPE Alletra

Shed the complexity and silos inherent in conventional hybrid cloud environments with category-defining cloud-native data infrastructure that delivers a cloud operating and consumption experience wherever data lives. Stop managing infrastructure — and start simply accessing and utilizing it, as a service and on demand.

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Harness AI-driven infrastructure

Achieve autonomous infrastructure with predictive intelligence across your IT

HPE Alletra eliminates complexity, transforms the way you manage resources, and redefines the support experience. End the constant fire-fighting and get your time back. All powered by the intelligence of HPE InfoSight.

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Get a built for cloud experience

Leverage a true cloud operational experience that provides agility and simplicity for every app

Deploy resources with auto-discovery and zero configuration, right out of the box. Manage 1000s of systems as easily as you manage one, for all your application lifecycles and wherever they live—from edge to cloud. 

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Built for Cloud and Manage with a SaaS-based user experience

Now you can setup and manage from anywhere with a simple global management with zero touch deployment in minutes because systems are automatically discovered, on-boarded, and configured. Say goodbye to time-consuming, LUN-centric provisioning with AI-driven, intent based provisioning of application workloads on infrastructure best suited for optimizing SLAs

Consume on demand, as a service

Enjoy the cloud ownership experience wherever apps and data live

HPE Alletra delivers cloud-native simplicity and the flexibility to consume resources exactly as and when you need them. Instead of owning and maintaining infrastructure, utilize it on demand and as a service with HPE GreenLake. 

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Get true, no-compromise STaaS with HPE GreenLake and transform to cloud operational experience everywhere

It’s time to bring the cloud experience everywhere to simplify operations and move faster. Learn how eliminating complexity with cloud operations frees you to accelerate digital transformation with data-first modernization.

Run any app without compromise

HPE Alletra 5000 provides general-purpose performance

For workloads that do not require an all-flash solution, HPE Alletra 5000 offers reliable, cost-efficient hybrid flash performance. HPE Alletra 5000 is adaptively designed for a mix of primary workloads and secondary backup and disaster recovery. It combines a flash-enhanced architecture with HPE InfoSight predictive analytics for fast, reliable access to data and 99.9999% measured data availability.

HPE Alletra 6000 for your business-critical workloads

For business-critical workloads with strict availability and performance SLAs, there’s HPE Alletra 6000 — built on an ultra-efficient architecture for fast, consistent performance and industry-leading data efficiency. Ensure resiliency with guaranteed 99.9999% data availability, scale as needed, and easily extend to the cloud with consistent data services.

HPE Alletra 9000 delivers mission-critical reliability

Ideally suited to workloads with extreme latency and availability requirements, HPE Alletra 9000 delivers mission-critical reliability without sacrificing agility. Consolidate traditional and modern mission-critical apps with All-NVMe performance, ultra-low latency, and guaranteed 100% data availability. Ensure business continuity with a complete suite of advanced DR solutions on-prem and in the cloud.

Compare HPE Alletra options - Get flexible consumption and maximum agility

HPE Alletra delivers agility and simplicity for every application from edge to cloud and can be provided as a service, or a fully managed turnkey offering, all with the right mix of subscription and usage-based services.

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HPE GreenLake for Storage
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Cloud-based as a service (STaaS), based on subscription
On demand consumption, flexible pay as you scale up, down
Primary workloads

General and secondary storage

Business-critical workloads

Mission-critical workloads

Flexibly support any workload


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Delivers up to 3X faster performance than previous HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays

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Meet all your SLAs seamlessly, even as your workload or performance needs evolve


Unique, ultra-efficient architecture that is built leveraging the DNA of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash to optimize flash with the highest efficiency

Developed upon the DNA of HPE Nimble Storage foundation/architecture

Developed upon the HPE Primera foundation/architecture

Service that can flexibly leverage either underlying architecture of HPE Alletra

Maximum drives per enclosure

Base array = 24 (21 bays for LFF HDDs and 3 SFF SSDs)


144 (HPE Alletra 4N with four HPE Alletra 2240 drive enclosures)

Flexibly support from 24-144

Drive and storage capacity

Usable capacity (TB/TiB) between 33 - 1016 / 153 - 924 (Scale out 4X 5050 model: 4065/3697)

NVME SSDs: 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB; Up to 368 TB

HPE Alletra 9060: 1966 TiB (raw) / 6103 TiB (effective)#, HPE Alletra 9080: 1966 TiB (raw) / 6103 TiB (effective)#, #Effective capacity assumes 4:1 estimated data compaction rate (including: thin provisioning, deduplication, compression, and copy technologies) in a RAID 6 (10+2) configuration. Note TB vs TiB. Actual ratios will vary based on workload.;  NVMe SFF FIPS encrypted SSD; NVMe SFF SSD; NVMe SFF FIPS encrypted TAA SSD

Flexibility of configuration and workloads (on an as needed basis)

HPE Alletra tech specs

Host interface and storage controller

  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: Redundant storage controllers      
  • HPE Alletra 9000: 32Gb/s Fibre Channel; 16Gb/s Fibre Channel; 25 Gb Ethernet; 10 Gb Ethernet; 10 GBaseT Ethernet; HPE Alletra 9060 2N Controller, HPE Alletra 9080 2N Controller

Availability features

  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection (triple drive and intra-drive parity), 99.9999% guaranteed availability, redundant hardware/software design, no single points of failure
  • HPE Alletra 9000: Redundant power and cooling modules with battery and fans, A minimum of dual redundant controller nodes, max of four controller nodes for added redundancy, RAID 6 for data protection

Absolute resiliency

  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: 99.9999% (6-nines) guaranteed availability
  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: App-granular, FIPS-certified encryption provides data at rest and over-the-wire protection. Secure data shredding is built in
  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: Native application-consistent snapshots and replication plus integration with leading backup software
  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: Redundant, hot-swap components including controllers, power supplies, SSDs, and IO cards

Host OS support

  • HPE Alletra 5000/6000: Microsoft Windows® Server® VMware ESXi™ SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Ubuntu Server Edition LTS Oracle Linux Oracle Solaris Citrix® XenServer IBM AIX, HP-UX
  • HPE 9000: Microsoft Windows Server; Microsoft Windows Hyper-V; HP-UX; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES); Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); VMware ESX and ESXi; Oracle Solaris; Oracle Linux; Citrix Hypervisor ; IBM AIX; IBM Virtualization; VSI OpenVMS
  • For the latest information on supported operating systems refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) for HPE Storage products:

HPE Data Services

  • HPE Alletra arrays include a subscription to HPE Data Ops Manager for cloud-based management of the array
  • Subscription is included in the quote when support is selected and has the same duration as support

Solutions optimized for HPE Alletra

Simplify data management to drive your data-first modernization

Transform the way you manage apps and infrastructure. Leverage a revolutionary suite of cloud data services to power apps and data across edge, core, and cloud with a cloud operational experience everywhere.

Build containerized enterprise-grade AI and analytics applications

With HPE Alletra and HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise you get all the tools you need to build, modernize, deploy, monitor and manage a wide range of AI and analytics workloads to unleash your data’s full potential and accelerate your data-driven digital transformation.

Modernize hybrid cloud data protection with instant restores and rapid recovery

Enjoy effortless cloud backup from a single pane of glass. HPE Backup and Recovery Service meets every SLA across your hybrid cloud via instant restores, rapid recovery on-prem, and cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud.

HPE Alletra frequently asked questions

What is HPE Alletra?
HPE Alletra is cloud-native data infrastructure purpose-built for cloud operations and for consumption via cloud-native control. It provides the architectural flexibility to address any application, but without the complexity of traditional and siloed storage management.
What is the difference between HPE Alletra and HPE Nimble Storage?
HPE Alletra 6000 is built from the DNA of HPE Nimble Storage and is purpose-built for cloud-native control for a unified cloud experience.
What is the difference between HPE Alletra and HPE Primera?
HPE Alletra is built from the DNA of HPE Primera and is purpose-built for cloud-native control for a unified cloud experience.