What is HCI?
HCI combines multiple resources—storage, compute, networking & virtualization—in a single appliance. These flexible building blocks replace legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, networks and storage arrays.
However, while HCI is suited to virtual desktops and less critical workloads with predictable needs, behind its breakthrough ease-of-use lie architectural limitations that by design can’t support business-critical apps and mixed workloads without adding business risk. It forces a trade-off between performance and simplicity, leading to system lags and even crashes. Businesses find themselves balancing performance, availability and cost on a tightrope of uncertainty.
There is a need for a new solution that delivers the HCI experience of unified management and VM-centric operations with higher availability, faster performance and flexible scaling. The good news is that HPE HCI 2.0 is that solution. It’s more powerful, more cost effective, and fixes bad performance. It’s HCI without boundaries.
What’s the excitement about?
HCI 2.0 from HPE is an intelligent platform that disaggregates compute and storage, and integrates hyperconverged control for simple management on a flexible architecture. Powered with HPE InfoSight, it gives enterprises ultimate simplicity for their virtualized environments with fast app performance, always-on data resilience, and resource efficiency – whilst at the same time radically reducing business risk.
1. No more trade-offs
HPE HCI 2.0 scales compute and storage independently, so no resources are wasted. You don’t have to buy both when you only need one but, more importantly, you can scale your needs to ensure that your system never buckles under pressure and business continuity is ensured.
2. Intelligently simple
HCI 2.0 removes complexity in IT operations and provides greater stability. Predictive support automation and problem prevention mean no more time-wasting on mundane, routine tasks and firefighting. Problem-solving is left to InfoSight’s predictive analytics and expert support services. It’s simple to deploy: Configuration is automated, completed in 15 minutes1, not hours or days and VM-centric data services and resource management make it simple to manage.
3. Absolutely resilient
HPE HCI 2.0 offers 99.9999% storage availability with no single point of failure. It has the ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures whilst enabling faster and more frequent backups with application-consistent snapshots and advanced replication.
4. Improves total cost of ownership
Time and skills can be used more efficiently with automated processes and predictive problem solving. HPE HCI 2.0 also drives better total cost of ownership with no overprovisioning thanks to independent scaling of storage and compute resources and industry-leading data efficiency.
5. Built-in intelligence
HCI 2.0 is intelligent and monitors your infrastructure. By leveraging AI Ops, HCI 2.0 predictively and proactively fixes issues before they become problems. HPE InfoSight optimises everything through a single management experience, and makes customised recommendations using machine learning to help you optimise resources like never before.
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