Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently announced enhancements to HPE SimpliVity for the enterprise edge. These enhancements include advancements in data protection with native backup to the cloud and centralized backup for compliance. HPE is also announcing support for containers to run cloud-native applications at the edge, and drive business transformation. New capabilities include HPE Cloud Volumes Backup, enhanced integration with HPE StoreOnce, and a Kubernetes CSI Plugin.
HPE SimpliVity provides hyperconverged storage by converging the entire IT stack in each node, consolidation up to ten devices and apps in a building block for virtualized workloads. Before HPE acquired the company, SimpliVity delivered hyperconverged infrastructure on a range of industry-standard x86 platforms. Now, HPE SimpliVity provides its software-defined solutions that are built and supported by HPE. The vendor offers two platforms, HPE SimpliVity 380 and HPE SimpliVity 2600, which can both be integrated with the intelligent networking fabric, HPE Composable Fabric.
HPE SimpliVity with HPE Cloud Volumes Backup provides flexible backup directly to the cloud. This solution allows multiple edge sites to back up to the cloud securely in three clicks, or through policy automation directly from vCenter without any additional backup software or hardware infrastructure. Backups can be restored to multiple edge sites without any egress charges. Additionally, HPE SimpliVity enhanced integration with HPE StoreOnce reduces risk by protecting distributed edge sites with automated, app-aware policies to efficiently replicate apps and data directly to a centralized HPE StoreOnce appliance.
In a media statement, Omar Asad, VP & GM of HCI, Primary Storage, and Data Management Services at HPE, said, “our customers with businesses in edge environments turn to HPE SimpliVity for its ease of use and outstanding economics. We’re continuing to invest in and develop new capabilities for HPE SimpliVity that enables customers to leverage edge and container-based data to innovate, accelerate delivery of new applications, and provide differentiated experiences to customers.”
HPE now also supports the CSI Driver for Kubernetes to run container-based workloads at the edge.
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