Harness the power and simplicity of HPE MSA GEN6

Get set for HPE MSA Gen6, the newest iteration of HPE’s #1 entry-level array for more than ten years. With extreme simplicity, speed, and affordability, alongside enterprise class reliability and effortless cloud backup, HPE MSA Gen 6 is the right choice for small to medium-sized businesses everywhere.

 

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So simple, anyone can manage it

Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to manage — no special knowledge required. For small- to medium-sized businesses, the “set it and forget it” simplicity of HPE MSA eliminates IT complexity. Rely on intuitive setup, guided management, and hands-free automatic performance tiering to power user productivity.

High performance everyone can afford

Harness amazing performance that will delight both your users and your CFO. HPE MSA Gen6 drives higher performance via a new G6 Acceleration ASIC and by continuously optimizing workloads to use the fastest HDD and SSD media. You’ll see the results in your IOPs, while your users will be raving about snappier applications.

Systems to match any budget

Get the right storage, just when you need it. Tackle your data storage challenges with a simple, fast, and amazingly affordable HPE MSA system. Integrated with today’s most widely used hypervisors and operating systems, HPE MSA Gen 6 enables you to power your workloads even as you work to lower costs.

Key capabilities set HPE MSA apart

Advances in the Gen6 architecture make HPE MSA a better choice than ever. From a much more streamlined user experience to additional performance to data protection and system optimization, everything you need is here.

Keep your system healthy

Eliminate 76% of MSA support calls with the HPE MSA Gen6 Health Check tool. This cloud-based tool searches sensor data for known issues, adherence to best practices, and more, which maximizes availability, improves user experience, and slashes local management overhead.

New, simplified daily dashboard

Gen6 introduces an at-a-glance dashboard to provide admins what they need instantly: utilization, alerts, performance data, activities, and logged historical changes. All with drill down for additional detail, and you can rest easy knowing your storage is ready to deliver the agility and speed you need.

Advanced on-array data protection

Take advantage of a new level of in-array data protection that spans drives, incorporates sparing, and dramatically simplifies expansion—allowing users to include drives of different capacities. HPE MSA Data Protection Plus (MSA-DP++) for Gen6 eliminates idle HDD spares, speeds rebuild times by up to 25X, and improves overall system efficiency and performance.

Hands-free performance tiering

Deliver application acceleration based on workload need—in real-time and without lifting a finger. Automated tiering with SSDs delivered a 2-4x increase in IOPs in previous HPE MSA generations. We boost that an additional 45% with our new Tiering 2.0 algorithms in Gen6.

 

Hands-free performance tiering

Deliver application acceleration based on workload need—in real-time and without lifting a finger. Automated tiering with SSDs delivered a 2-4x increase in IOPs in previous HPE MSA generations. We boost that an additional 45% with our new Tiering 2.0 algorithms in Gen6.

 

Explore storage for performance hungry apps

No matter the demand, now and in the future, there is an HPE MSA SAN Storage Solution for your needs.

Success in action
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Longview Public Schools goes to school on storage

Longview Schools found that storage for 6,500 students, 800 staff, and 4,000 Chromebooks adds up. It implemented set-and-forget flash-ready storage with built-in, real-time data tiering and achieved 40% cost savings.

Challenge

Provide a California school district with the storage capacity needed to house a wide assortment of databases, archives, applications—and room for a virtualized server environment for many VMs.

Solution

To boost the storage capacity of its Microsoft Hyper-V hosts, the school district opted for a flexible base model HPE MSA SAN Storage with a total capacity of 28.8 TB to support a three-host Hyper-V cluster.

“The quality of HPE MSA Storage is great. HPE equipment is always well-made and well-supported.”

Dan Jones, Technology Specialist, Longview Public Schools

Result

The hybrid flash, clustered solution lets Longview add storage capacity as the district grows, while improving the perceived speed performance, extending device lifecycle, and lowering replacement costs.