Mid-range storage customers now have access to simple, reliable, and cost-optimized storage as a service for general-purpose and secondary workloads.
To gain business advantage today, you need to be data-driven in everything you do. Yet while data-driven modernization is a top priority, achieving it requires confronting a host of data storage challenges that slow you down: management complexity and silos, specialized tools, constant firefighting, complex procurement, and flat or declining IT budgets.
The simple fact is, truly modernizing requires more than just a faster and more powerful box. You need to break away from legacy infrastructure and elevate your storage experience with a service that simplifies and automates everything, ensures apps are always-on and always-fast, and unlocks agility by delivering the cloud experience everywhere.
Sound like a tall order? It’s available today. When your next mid-range storage refresh rolls around, here are five top reasons to choose HPE GreenLake for Block Storage:
1. Go faster with a cloud experience everywhere
HPE GreenLake for Block Storage is a cloud data service available through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. It brings the speed and agility of a cloud experience to your on-premises storage and simplifies operations across the lifecycle, from deployment to provisioning to upgrades. This frees up your organization to simplify operations and move faster – while maintaining on-premises control of your data.
An AI-driven cloud experience makes underlying infrastructure invisible – eliminating silos, complexity, and the burden of day-to-day storage administration – while shifting operations from an infrastructure-focused to an app-focused model. And unlike traditional storage management, a cloud operational experience not only delivers the self-service storage provisioning agility that your line-of-business owners and developers need to accelerate app deployment, it also frees IT resources to work on strategic, higher-value initiatives.
2. Put your storage on autopilot with an AI-managed service
With HPE GreenLake for Block Storage, you enjoy a cloud operational experience powered by the data-driven insights and intelligence of HPE InfoSight, the industry’s most advanced AI for infrastructure. Why is this crucial? Because AI-powered autonomous operations ensure apps are always-on and always-fast – which means your organization can say goodbye to all that endless firefighting.
With HPE InfoSight, you can easily predict and prevent disruptions before they occur across the stack, pinpoint issues between storage and VMs, and identify underutilized virtual resources. Moreover, your admins get to rely on AI-driven recommendations that take the guesswork out of managing data infrastructure, and you eliminate time-consuming escalations via predictive support automation and direct access to experts.
3. Optimize price performance for general-purpose workloads
As small- and mid-range organizations continue to experience flat or declining IT budgets, hybrid storage solutions have become ever-more efficient at delivering the performance companies need for their mix of primary workloads, secondary backup, and disaster recovery workloads while helping to contain the cost of rapidly growing data volumes.
The HPE GreenLake for Block Storage general-purpose service brings together flash performance and disk economics to deliver consistent low latencies and industry-leading data efficiency for your workloads. Accelerate your apps with sub‑millisecond latency as you slash storage costs and footprint with advanced, always-on data reduction that delivers significant space savings without performance penalty.
4. Depend on a resilient, proven platform
Midsize organizations increasingly rely on applications to handle everything from back-end operations to the delivery of products and services. That makes proven availability, protecting data, and ensuring applications stay up more important than ever before.
The HPE GreenLake for Block Storage general-purpose service eliminates the anxiety and disruption of unexpected downtime, leveraging a proven AI-driven platform to guarantee resilient six-nines data availability for general-purpose and secondary apps. It’s a cost‑nothing, do-nothing guarantee – and with HPE InfoSight predicting and preventing problems, your storage service gets smarter, better, and more reliable every day.
In addition, you can ensure your recovery service-level agreements (SLAs) with fast, simple, and integrated app-aware backup and recovery – on‑premises and in the cloud. SaaS-based HPE GreenLake for Backup and Recovery simplifies hybrid cloud data protection with instant restores, rapid recovery on-prem, and cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud
5. Consume as a service, on demand
Last but by no means least: HPE GreenLake for Block Storage empowers your organization. Shift from buying and maintaining data infrastructure to simply accessing and utilizing it. Leverage a flexible, as-a-service consumption model to eliminate over- and under-provisioning concerns, capex budget constraints, and complex procurement cycles. How? First, by easily obtaining the storage resources you need from workload-optimized storage tiers that are delivered in days. Second, by scaling on-demand and as necessary, with buffer capacity for unexpected workloads or usage demands. And third, by moving from heavy upfront costs to a transparent, predictable monthly subscription.
Taken together, these five capabilities point to HPE GreenLake for Block Storage as the essential storage for mid-range environments. You need to be able to focus on the data-driven modernization and innovation that drives your business forward, without having to deal with legacy storage headaches, disruptions, or high costs. With HPE GreenLake for Block Storage, you can.
If you want to learn more
Watch the HPE GreenLake for Block Storage explainer video.