HPE SimpliVity 380 and 2600 are Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances that run the proprietary OmniStack software on the HPE DL380 and Apollo 2600 platforms respectively. Each appliance is connected via Ethernet to form a scale-out, virtual SAN architecture using internal all-flash storage. Together with an embedded hypervisor, these appliances cluster to create a comprehensive compute platform for running virtual server workloads. Like other HCI solutions, HPE SimpliVity provides a standardized, agile infrastructure for supporting a wide range of potential use cases including ROBO, VDI, server virtualization and private cloud, to name a few.
OmniStack was the HCI solution developed by Westborough, MA start up SimpliVity that HPE acquired in early 2017. There are now over a dozen vendors marketing HCI appliances, besides HPE SimpliVity. Some of the competitive solutions include Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, EMC VxRail, Pivot3 HCI, Cisco HyperFlex and NetApp HCI. These and the other leading products are included in the Evaluator Group Research Hyperconverged comparison matrix and associated Product Briefs, Analyses and Evaluation Guide.
HPE SimpliVity Product Analysis Includes: