Software Defined Storage

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HPE Software Defined Storage Solutions

A Software-Defined Data Fabric for Any Workload

Software-defined storage (SDS) is expanding rapidly as customers realize the simplification and cost savings from deploying storage as an application within industry standard servers. With tens of thousands of SDS deployments worldwide, HPE is enabling agility by embedding the same SDS software in many of the converged infrastructure solutions we offer — creating a composable data fabric.

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Enabling extreme agility for tomorrow

Imagine a single approach to availability, efficiency, scaling, and provisioning for every workload and form factor in the software-defined data center. With support for VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM environments, SDS lets you create a pool of shared storage on industry-standard servers without needing dedicated arrays. StoreVirtual technology, coupled with modular hardware, enables a composable data fabric that spans hybrid flash, x86, hyperconverged, and composable infrastructure.


Less Cost Than Traditional Storage Arrays¹


Smaller Footprint by Eliminating Physical Arrays²


Reduction in power and cooling costs¹

What’s New with StoreVirtual VSA?

StoreVirtual technology is now fully integrated with 3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce systems. Through HPE Recovery Manager Central, StoreVirtual VSA is directly connected with all StoreOnce Backup solutions and offers bi-directional replication with 3PAR StoreServ systems.

Only HPE can provide customers with a single management tool that federates storage, providing integrated data protection and mobility for both software-defined and system-defined solutions.

Achieve More with StoreVirtual Technology

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Composable Data Fabric in Action

Composable Data Fabric in Action

The City of Los Angeles Department of Buildings and Safety, BlueSky Systems and the University of Wolverhampton use HPE Hyper Converged solutions to reduce costs, create an IT platform built for growth and alleviate maintenance issues.

Opus Interactive: Providing High Availability With Managed Services

Learn how a service provider is creating a unified pool of storage across multiple data center locations, a shared resource that they can scale up or down based on customer usage.

First National Bank at Darlington leverages HPE Converged Infrastructure for high performance

FNB Darlington is a small bank, but they have enterprise-grade system redundancy, disaster recovery, and processing power—all built on HPE technology.

Sonora Quest Labs Runs HPE Hyper Converged Systems for Better Flexibility and More Value

Sonora Quest Laboratories counted on HPE when spinning up a new VDI project for their Patient Service Center.   

The Software-Defined Storage Building Blocks

HPE StoreVirtual Storage

Virtual storage solutions that simplify client and server virtualization with a flexible and highly available scale-out platform.

HPE Synergy

A new category of infrastructure designed to accelerate application delivery in both traditional and new IT environments.

HPE Hyper Converged Systems

All-in-one virtualization solution that integrates compute, software-defined storage and software-defined intelligence, and speeds deployment, simplifies operations and reduces cost.


Network Function Virtualization

Supports Communication Service Providers (CSPs) thrive in this increasingly fast-paced environment for more agile cloud networks enabled by Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

HPE ProLiant DL Gen9 rack servers

Industry-leading, versatile compute offerings that deliver data center efficiency across diverse workloads and applications.

HPE Helion OpenStack

Open, configurable and secure cloud infrastructure that delivers leading open source cloud computing while adhering tightly to OpenStack software API standards and services.


Catalog : See the depth and breadth of our portfolio, find products fast, or browse all storage


See the depth and breadth of our portfolio, find products fast, or browse all storage

Video : HPE StoreFabric SN3600B FC Switch

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This tool helps you compare options and select the right storage products for your business.

Video : HPE composable data fabric could drive major storage industry change

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HPE’s composable data fabric vision is to build on its proven software-defined storage foundation with a universal storage “operating system” which will span every platform, workload, form factor and protocol in software-defined datacenters with extreme flexibility.

Video : HPE software-defined and hyper converged systems unwrapped

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HPE software-defined and hyper converged systems unwrapped

White Paper : HPE StoreVirtual Architecture

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StoreVirtual architecture

White Paper : Blueprint: Introduction to HPE StoreVirtual VSA technology

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SDS Blueprint #1: Introduction to HPE StoreVirtual VSA technology

Solution Brief : Scaling Performance and VDI Management with HPE SDS

Solution Brief

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments can be difficult, especially given today’s mobile and BYOD (bring your own device) workforce

Solution Brief : Consolidate Servers and Storage at Remote Locations with HPE SDS

Solution Brief

Branch offices and remote locations must handle increasing requirements for data protection and high availability, often with additional challenges

White Paper : HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes

White Paper

HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes

1.  Hewlett Packard Enterprise comparison of traditional dual-controller disk array and two-node server cluster vs. two-node server cluster with VSA storage, August 2015.
2.  Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal comparative analysis of publicly available data from major competitors, August 2015.