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How to Improve Your Storage Infrastructure with HPE Primera

As organizations rely more and more heavily on real-time data to drive their businesses forward, it’s become essential for them to begin modernizing their storage infrastructure. Further, the mass migration to cloud and hybrid IT models has increased exponentially the demand for large-capacity data storage. But while data-storage formats and capacities have kept pace with modern application needs, the speed at which hard disk drives can access information has barely improved.

This has led many businesses to seek out NVMe-ready tier-zero storage solutions that are able to support the performance requirements of today’s enterprise applications.

This is where HPE Primera from Hewlett Packard Enterprise can help.

What is HPE Primera?

HPE Primera is an innovative data-storage solution designed for simplicity, resiliency, and performance when running mission-critical applications and workloads. Optimized for NVMe, HPE Primera is a parallel, multi-node, all-active platform that achieves predictably high performance at extremely low latency.

How Does HPE Primera Improve Your Storage Infrastructure?

HPE Primera is the next evolution of 3PAR. Designed for agile environments and backed with a 100%-availability guarantee, HPE Primera optimizes infrastructure operations through advanced artificial intelligence.

HPE Primera reduces downtime and eliminates disruption due to storage system upgrades by allowing feature-modification without requiring significant changes to the operating system. This enables faster updates than traditional storage systems, and supports the rapid availability of data-driven applications. HPE Primera’s architecture uses inline data compression and relies on automated algorithms that optimize cache and improve the overall throughput of storage media.

HPE Primera also leverages predictive acceleration techniques via an AI/ML-driven engine that holds workloads accountable for meeting SLA terms. This intelligent, streamlined design helps identify inconsistencies in low-latency solid-state storage solutions and improves utilization and consistency of subroutines without impacting the end-user experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How hard is HPE Primera to install? Designed with simplicity in mind, HPE Primera can be installed and up-and-running in 20 minutes or less, and may be provisioned in seconds.

2. How fast is it, really? Powered by HPE InfoSight, HPE Primera uses AI models to optimize multi-node performance for consistent, continuous throughput of application workloads. This includes 122% faster Oracle performance.[1]
3. How much control does HPE Primera allow?Users have full control over the provisioning of Primera and the flexibility of built-in and always-on data reduction. HPE Primera also provides visibility to continuously optimize the placement of application workloads, along with insight into all performance metrics.

4. How affordable is the storage solution? HPE Primera is available as a fully-managed or customer-managed solution. Alternately, customers may leverage a pay-per-use model through HPE GreenLake.

HPE Primera is the world’s most intelligent storage solution for mission-critical applications, and is designed to handle all of your organization’s tier 0 performance and reliability needs. HPE Platinum Partner, Anexinet is a leading technology consultancy that specializes in the integration of transformative solutions like HPE Primera to help organizations optimize their infrastructure for better performance and sustainability.

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Block vs Object Storage

What is Block Storage?

Block storage is a type of data storage that involves storing data in consistently-sized, easily accessible blocks.

Block storage definition

Ideal for data that must frequently be accessed and edited, block storage refers to a form of data storage wherein files are stored in even blocks. The most common type of data storage, block storage is usually used in SAN environments.

Why block storage?

Although block storage isn’t as scalable as object storage, it is the solution for those looking to store data they need to access and change often. With block storage, individual pieces of data can be edited without compromising the entire block of data. Block storage is more expensive and complex, but block data can be accessed without compromising operating system performance.

HPE block storage products and services

HPE solutions will help you consolidate, simplify and increase uptime. And help you address user file data headaches efficiently, effortlessly and without compromises.

Featured Products

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File Persona

HPE 3PAR StoreServ with HPE 3PAR File Persona is the industry’s most efficient storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file, and object access. It is easier to provision and easier to monitor in reduced data centre space.

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File Controller

Unlike typical gateways, HPE 3PAR file services provided by the HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controller deliver advanced integrated capabilities, including repurposing capacity easily and dynamically between file shares and block volumes.

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ

Tier 1 all-flash data storage array that scales from midsize to the largest enterprises and service providers.

What is Object Storage?

Object storage is a type of data storage that involves storing data as objects with associated metadata and
unique identifiers.

Object storage definition

Ideal for data that must be accessed, but not edited, object storage refers to a form of data storage wherein files are stored as objects with associated metadata and unique identifiers that enable them to be accessed on a network. Common types of data stored as blocks include songs, photos, and video clips.

Why object storage?

Object storage is currently the best solution for storing mass amounts of data. It is virtually endlessly scalable, and, in a world where the rate of data being generated is increasing exponentially, this is good news for storing certain types of data. However, it is also important to remember that the data cannot be edited without the entire object being rewritten. Data that is often stored as objects includes songs, images, and video clips.

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Storage for Unstructured Data

Harness unstructured data at any size

Drive value to your organisation with the right infrastructure for unstructured data. HPE file and object storage solutions span your needs, from affordable NAS to durable petabyte-scale storage.

Scale with unstructured data workloads

Solve your unique data storage challenges and economically keep pace with human, sensor,
and business-generated unstructured data growth.
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HPE StoreEasy Storage

Flexible, affordable file storage appliances and gateways for small and midsize businesses plus the branch offices of distributed organisations.

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HPE 3PAR File Persona

Unified file services for user workloads and block-adjacent data preservation included as a standard feature within flash-optimised 3PAR arrays.

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ File
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Dedicated gateway to attach file services to 3PAR arrays with multisite stretch-cluster support and sophisticated services for Microsoft environments.

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HPE Scalable Object Storage
with Scality RING

Extremely scalable and durable storage for warm to cool machine and application data with native file and S3 interfaces for established and cloud-centric apps.

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HPE Apollo 4200 with Qumulo
File Fabric

Modern scale-out NAS for hot and warm machine and application data with up-to-the-minute analytics for actionable data management.

Innovations in file and object storage

Built for the evolution and growth of unstructured data, HPE file and object storage solutions address requirements with data protection, cloud extensions, futureproof flexibility, and software-defined architecture.

Protected

Safeguard unstructured data with resilient and self-protecting platforms. Reduce security risks through native capabilities like data encryption, sophisticated access controls, file access auditing, file immutability, and deletion prevention.

Cloud-ready

Reap the benefits of a scalable infrastructure with data mobility between systems, sites, and the public cloud. For small and midsize businesses to Enterprises, gain on-site connectivity to Microsoft Azure and AWS for off-site tiering, archives, and backup.

Timeless

Meet today’s unstructured data requirements with diverse storage architectures and financial flexibility. Easily adapt to changes in your organisation’s workloads and take advantage of emerging technologies with solutions built to be futureproof.

Software-Defined

With purpose-built hardware platforms, rolling software upgrades, and seamless scalability, software-defined storage architectures let organisations take advantage of the latest server technology and storage trends while lowering cost and complexity.