Friday, 05 March 2021 10:24

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers enhancements for Simplivity

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Omer Asad, VP & GM, HCI, Primary Storage and Data Management Services, HPE Omer Asad, VP & GM, HCI, Primary Storage and Data Management Services, HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced enhancements to HPE SimpliVity for the enterprise edge, including advancements in data protection with native backup to cloud and centralised backup for compliance.

In addition, HPE has also announced support for containers to run cloud-native applications at the edge, and drive business transformation, with new capabilities including:

  • HPE SimpliVity with HPE Cloud Volumes Backup enables simple, efficient, flexible backup directly to the cloud from multiple edge sites
  • HPE SimpliVity enhanced integration with HPE StoreOnce protects distributed edge sites with automated, app-aware policies to easily and efficiently replicate apps and data directly to a centralised HPE StoreOnce appliance for compliance and long-term retention
  • Kubernetes CSI Plugin for HPE SimpliVity provides streamlined management and resilient, all-in-one hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to run both container and virtual machine (VM) workloads on a unified platform at the edge  

”Our customers with businesses in edge environments turn to HPE SimpliVity for its ease of use and outstanding economics,” said Omer Asad, VP & GM, HCI, Primary Storage and Data Management Services, HPE.

“We’re continuing to invest in and develop new capabilities for HPE SimpliVity that enable customers to leverage edge and container based data to innovate, accelerate delivery of new applications, and provide differentiated experiences to customers.”

“If you’re a retail company or a business with many stores and locations, I would highly recommend HPE SimpliVity for your branch offices and warehouses,” said Aleh Sadaunichy, Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Staples Solutions.

“The simplicity, scalability, reliability, transcendent speed, and the ease of the restores are why we choose this product. The comprehensive data protection capabilities that include native backup to public cloud are very compelling.”

HPE says organisations are witnessing unprecedented application and data growth at the edge, creating new opportunities to extract value from data by running applications and processing data locally - and they are also bringing new, cloud-native applications to the edge, while still supporting existing virtualised applications at edge sites.

To harness this opportunity, HPE has delivered the “industry’s most intelligent and complete edge solution”, including HPE Aruba secure wireless and wired networking, and workload-optimised infrastructure, to address the varying performance, resiliency, scale, and data requirements at the edge.

HPE notes that the enterprise edge is a critical segment represented by distributed sites including retail, hospitals, financial services, and manufacturing.

“Organisations need edge computing infrastructure that is radically simple to manage, with built-in resiliency and efficient data protection to ensure apps are always-on and able to rapidly recover data across sites.

HPE SimpliVity is a market-leading, intelligent HCI solution optimised for the enterprise edge, with an efficient, all-in one appliance with high availability delivered in the smallest footprint. The solution provides built-in data protection with zero administration enabled by centralised management and automation, along with industry-leading, guaranteed data efficiency for better economics. HPE is now enhancing data protection and its flexibility to run containers alongside VMs at the edge." notes HPE.

“HPE SimpliVity is architected with resiliency and data protection capabilities that deliver high availability and instant recovery for workloads at the edge, including databases and general virtualisation. Built-in, remote backups across a multi-site HPE SimpliVity federation enable efficient, rapid recovery for applications across distributed sites.

“With HPE SimpliVity, VM data is rapidly and automatically backed up to another node, so if one node goes down, businesses never experience a disruption. In fact, a 1TB VM can be backed up or restored in 60 seconds. This is critical in ensuring business continuity in the event of natural disasters or protecting data against security threats such as ransomware.

“With the introduction of cloud backup and a centralised, backup store, HPE SimpliVity delivers the most comprehensive data protection solution for the edge.”

“HPE SimpliVity with HPE Cloud Volumes Backup delivers simple, efficient, flexible backup directly to the cloud. This solution enables multiple edge sites to backup to cloud securely in three simple clicks or via policy automation directly from vCenter without additional backup software or hardware infrastructure required.

“Backups can be simply restored to multiple, edge sites without any egress charges, unlike other clouds. HPE Cloud Volumes Backup optimises costs with consumption-based pricing, minimal data transfer for efficient bandwidth usage, and efficient data storage in the cloud.

“HPE SimpliVity enhanced integration with HPE StoreOnce reduces complexity, cost, and risk by protecting distributed edge sites with automated, app-aware policies to easily and efficiently replicate apps and data directly to a centralised HPE StoreOnce appliance. HPE SimpliVity with HPE StoreOnce is ideal for customers with strict compliance or long-term retention service level agreements (SLAs) on data. Businesses can create or update edge to core backup policies in less than one minute for thousands of VMs across dozens of sites, easily backup and restore data in three simple clicks, and routinely achieve 20:1 deduplication ratios resulting in high data efficiency,” HPE says. 

 


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