HPE Nimble Storage offers 3x improvement in price performance

HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched the HPE Nimble Storage for its Indian customers – promising 3x improvement in price performance.

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HPE India said it guarantees to deliver the best storage efficiency of any All-Flash array. The new storage platform comes with Storage Class Memory (SCM) and NVMe, protecting customer investments over the long term.

The new HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays delivers up to 3x improvement in price-performance. HPE did not reveal the price list for Indian enterprise customers.

“We know from our customers that storage capacity efficiency is important to them, so we’re proud to be the first vendor to offer a guarantee,” said Vikram K, senior director, Hybrid IT, HPE India.

The chart indicates that both HPE and Dell lost storage market share in Q4 2017. In fact, storage market share of HPE dropped to 18.9 percent in Q4 2017 from 20.9 percent in Q4 2016. On the other hand, storage market share of Dell fell to 18 percent from 23.1 percent during the same period.

The IDC report said vendors which supply storage systems directly to customers improved their share to 20.4 percent from 17.3 percent.

Storage market Q4 2017HPE Nimble and 3PAR storage customers will also gain from HPE InfoSight, a predictive analytics platform that prevents infrastructure problems before they happen.

The HPE Store More Guarantee, as part of the promotional offer, assures that customers will store more data per raw terabyte of storage than any other vendor’s All-Flash array. HPE will accommodate the incremental storage for free if it is not able to meet the storage efficiency of an all-flash competitor.

“The new HPE Store More Guarantee allows us to future-proof our investment and makes it timeless,” said John Quinn, principal VCP, Merrimac Solutions. “We don’t have to worry about data reduction ratios in an All Flash array evaluation.”

“A variety of HPE offerings, including all-inclusive software, free controller upgrade option and guaranteed six-nines availability, make it an easy choice for us to standardize on HPE Nimble Storage,” John Quinn said.

HPE said the new HPE Nimble Storage arrays are designed to support NVMe & SCM and address the needs of web analytics, business intelligence, real-time trading, and other applications that require instant results.

HPE previewed SCM on the HPE 3PAR StoreServ architecture. HPE storage customers across both the HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage portfolios have access to architectures built for the future, providing timeless value and investment protection. SCM delivers up to 10x lower latency compared to NAND flash technology.

The all-flash array delivers substantially greater value with up to 220 percent better price-performance.

The new HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays works as a Secondary Flash array for backup and disaster recovery while allowing customers to run workloads like quality assurance, test-dev and reporting. The arrays deliver all-flash like performance with up to 150 percent greater price-performance than previous arrays.

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