HPE HCI solution run by AMD EPYC processor offers 50% lower cost

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that the enhanced HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen 10 hyperconverged infrastructure solution (HCI) – powered by the AMD EPYC processor — doubles the virtual desktops supported per server to provide businesses 50 percent lower cost per remote worker.
HPE for CIOsHPE Nimble Storage dHCI, a disaggregated HCI platform released last year, is now available through HPE GreenLake, enabling virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual machines as-a-service with a pay as you go model.

Advancements to Nimble Storage dHCI include increased scale and support for expanded HPE ProLiant server models with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor, helping customers use VDI for unpredictable workloads, large scale environments, and performance intensive desktop users.

“Our experience with HPE SimpliVity has been incredible, especially with our large SQL databases, file servers, and virtual desktops that we can rapidly recover in minutes with ease,” said David Wunderley, director of Emerging Infrastructure & Operations Support at Pitt Ohio.

Pitt Ohio used the new HPE SimpliVity 325 with the 1U form factor during the COVID-19 pandemic to move corporate users to work from home, and doubled concurrent VDI user count overnight with no performance impact.

“The new HPE SimpliVity 325 with the 1U form factor will help VDI environments like ours make the most of performance and availability in an extremely small footprint,” David Wunderley said.

PetSure has used HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to provide a superior VDI solution for its 380+ VDI users and 400+ sales reps working remotely due to changing business model and COVID-19.

“In the past, we were using AWS for our VDI workloads, but the costs were too high for us. With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, we are able to reduce our operating costs by 50 percent, improve our performance 2X for our VDI workloads, and achieve 50 percent faster application provisioning,” said Rob Collins, head of Infrastructure and Service Management at PetSure.

HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI overcome the limitations of traditional infrastructure with intelligent management, easier scalability, cloud data protection, and the performance to support every worker, including knowledge users.

HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen10 combined with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor delivers double the virtual desktops per server on average than any other HCI vendor for all businesses with remote workers. This drives down the cost for each remote worker by 50 percent in a small, efficient 1U platform, delivering a small footprint for entry-level and distributed edge HCI use cases.

“As an edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company, HPE is here to help our clients bring together the right expertise and technology solutions to meet their most immediate challenges and unexpected demands,” Patrick Osborne, VP and general manager of HPE SimpliVity, said.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is now available through HPE GreenLake, delivering VDI as-a-service.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has added support for HPE ProLiant DL325, DL385, DL560, and DL580 servers, and increased the scale of servers supported from 20 to 32. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI enables HPE ProLiant customers to convert their existing server investments into a disaggregated HCI.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has simplified lifecycle management with one-click, unified software upgrades for server firmware, hypervisor and storage software, saving IT productivity time and de-risking upgrades. The upgrades can be performed directly in VMware vCenter.