Software Defined Storage

Eliminate complexity and free your infrastructure from the limitations of dedicated hardware.

HPE Software Defined Storage Solutions

A Software-Defined Data Fabric for Any Workload

Software-defined storage (SDS) has expanded rapidly as customers realize the simplification and cost savings from deploying storage as an application. With tens of thousands of SDS deployments worldwide, HPE is enabling agility by embedding the same SDS software in every composable infrastructure solution we offer.

Lowering Cost and Complexity Today

Software-defined storage (SDS) enables you to create a pool of shared storage on industry-standard servers, without the need for dedicated arrays, and it’s easily scalable. Deploy the storage you need when you need it.

HPE StoreVirtual technology runs within VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM environments on the same server as your virtualized applications. It creates a  scale-out iSCSI SAN that provides capacity and advanced data services, such as tiering, or clustering for any physical or virtual server.

HPE Software Defined Storage Solution Benefits


Less Cost Than Traditional Storage Arrays¹


Smaller Footprint by Eliminating Physical Arrays²


Lower Cost than Other Hyper-converged Systems²

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 both structured and unstructured data.

The dynamic nature of SDS, coupled with modular hardware building blocks, enables HPE to deliver a composable data fabric that spans hybrid flash arrays, x86 servers, hyper-converged systems, and composable infrastructure solutions such as HPE Synergy.

By using the same SDS stack everywhere, you can expand, and switch between form factors, without risk.  Leverage workload mobility between systems and sites to assure a future-proof path through technology transitions.

Achieve More with StoreVirtual Technology

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 Building Blocks of a Composable Data Fabric

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

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

Catalog : Select HPE Storage Products That Are Right for You, Filter and Compare


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

White Paper : Top 10 Considerations When Buying a Hyper-converged Infrastructure

White Paper

This white paper described the top ten things you need to keep in mind when purchasing a hyper-converged infrastructure.

Brochure : Software-Defined Storage: Flexible Data Storage for Today and Tomorrow


Software-defined storage (SDS) separates separating hardware and data from management to optimize costs while building a flexible architecture.

White Paper : StoreVirtual architecture

StoreVirtual architecture
White Paper

StoreVirtual architecture

White Paper : Blueprint: Introduction to HPE StoreVirtual VSA technology

White Paper

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

  • 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.