HPE, the North American company proposes the Hyper Converged 380 machine also known as HC 380 and whose development has been based on the ProLiant DL380 server. In particular, the HPE HC 380 Virtual Server is characterized by incorporating software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization, and has been created to help medium-sized companies and remote offices and branches install virtual machines easily and in a short time.
Entering in a more detailed way in its characteristics, HPE Hyper Converged 380 works with the User Experience management software that provides an intuitive user experience and easy to manage, either from a desktop or a mobile device. Likewise, the self-installation is completed in a simple way. In this sense, HP indicates that only five clicks are necessary for the installation of a virtual machine and 15 minutes to add capacity with customizable and duplicable templates for the provisioning of the required virtual machines. On the other hand, and to increase the productivity and flexibility indexes, a series of analyzes and tools have been integrated that, on the one hand, avoid the extension limit of the virtual machine, and on the other, its over-provisioning by 90% according to the company’s own data.
HPE StoreVirtual VSA
HPE Hyper Converged 380 discovers a unique management console from which IT professionals can update both the firmware and the controllers in a few steps and without the service being interrupted. This modus operandi yields two main benefits: the reduction of potential potential errors and the increase in uptime.
In another vein, HP’s proposal is based on the HPE StoreVirtual VSA storage virtualization software. It is a program that facilitates the mobility of data on all systems and sites and which, in turn, is optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V and the VMware vSphere environment. How does it work? What is done is to create a virtual array within an application server that expands and grows according to the storage needs of the business without performance being compromised. HPE StoreVirtual VSA, in addition, has been provided with functions of high availability and disaster recovery, and that management console to which we previously referred allows the administrator to manage all available products (both physical and virtual) regardless of their physical location. Another characteristic to indicate this technology is that, according to the HP itself, customers can reduce by 62% the costs of recovery after disasters.
HPE Hyper Converged 380 Virtual Server: Extensive Flexibility
Companies interested in this model have at their disposal flexible options that make it easier to choose the right sized device according to their needs and budget. In this sense, and with the offer of a hyperconverged device of two nodes, the firm allows its clients to grow and expand in an affordable way up to 16 nodes.
To do this, a management program automatically recognizes and integrates new nodes in the cluster. There is also the option to choose one of the three available workload configurations, then customize some elements such as networks, server or storage depending on the needs to be covered. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Proactive Care service has been included and gives access to experts in 24 x 7 hyperconvergence.
HPE Hyper Converged 380 Virtual Server in Detail
With HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server support, we discovered a new user interface that integrates, in addition to the management and sale of virtual machines, operations analysis and automated server firmware updates that are instantaneous. Similarly, it is possible to optimize memory, workloads or storage to improve the desired performance.
HPE Hyper Converged 380 has precisely workload options optimized for the cloud (HPE CloudSystem 9), VDI (VMware Horizon) and virtualization. In regards to your computing capacity, bet on two Intel Xeon E5 processors per node with a maximum of 18 cores. And the memory? Depending on the desired choice, we would be talking about maximum quantities of up to 1,536 Gb. Meanwhile, as far as storage is concerned, we have up to three storage blocks, each of them with 7.2 Terabytes available: in total, they would be Up to 25.2 Terabytes per hardware and there is the option of hybrid (SSD / HDD) or traditional discs.
Logically, there is also no lack of network connections with different port options available depending on the workload that has been chosen. The graphic part is based on the Nvidia Grid K1 and K2 technology and whose cards are based on the Nvidia Kepler architecture, which displays images of high graphic content in virtual environments. In addition, there is Telsa M60-RAF with calculation accelerators and graphics for servers.