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Powering All Your Apps With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
April 20, 2022 Blog


Agility, flexibility, and simplicity – are the factors that every organisation seeks in its operations. Hence, why Hyperconverged Infrastructure, or HCI, exists. It simplifies data centre operations and helps businesses scale when they need it and how they need it with a pay-as-you-grow pricing model. Furthermore, it can support every app and use case without sacrificing performance.

However, HCI has the potential to do much more than that. That’s where disaggregated Hyperconverged Infrastructure, or dHCI, comes in. It provides simplicity and flexibility in the same way an HCI does but with an architecture capable of running business-critical apps and mixed workloads at speed with resiliency alongside independent compute and storage scalability.

What’s Wrong With HCI?

HCI is gaining traction as businesses look to the technology to consolidate and simplify their IT infrastructure. According to an ESG study, 44% of companies now employ hyperconverged technology in their data centres for at least 31% of their production applications/workloads (and 79% of organisations are expecting to do so over the next two years).

As good as HCI is, there’s a reason dHCI exists: To address some of the major issues where HCI falls short, such as:

  • Performance: The HCI’s potential is limited by server hardware and software that aren’t built from the ground up for ultra-high storage performance. And higher storage availability and storage latency are required in critical environments.
  • Scalability: HCI is made up of all-in-one nodes, or servers, that have CPUs, RAM, and storage. So, when you need more capacity, you buy more of these nodes. Extra resources can usually be tacked on to hyper-converged platforms if the extra capacity comes from the original vendor. Such extension systems may not provide specially targeted resources, and you may be needed to purchase additional CPU and networking when all you need is storage, for example.
  • Availability: Many hyper-converged solutions were advertised as having built-in multiple-redundant facilities, ensuring high availability. Many of the entry-level systems, on the other hand, do not come with full redundancy, and such features must be purchased separately. As a result, all workloads running on such a platform are at risk if something goes wrong and a vital component fails, such as a power supply, network card, or storage controller.

HCI has transformed IT by delivering an experience that dramatically simplifies the management and deployment of infrastructure; now it’s time to extend that experience to business-critical apps and mixed workloads at scale.

What better way to accomplish this than with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI?

The HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is an intelligent platform that combines the flexibility of converged storage with the convenience of HCI. It’s built for 99.9999 per cent availability (HPE Nimble Storage) and sub-millisecond latency at consistent, high performance.

When compared to competitive platforms, it is also effectively scalable, eliminating overprovisioning and lowering TCO. It also features the flexibility to increase computing and storage independently and non-disruptively with guaranteed industry-leading data efficiency.

To learn more about how HPE Nimble Storage dHCI can meet your business needs, click here.