The HPE SimpliVity HCI product family consists of the 2U 380, the 2U 2600 and the 1U 325, all running the OmniStack software developed by HCI early mover SimpliVity before being acquired by HPE in 2017. HPE SimpliVity models are all-flash storage exclusively (except the hybrid 380 Backup node) and feature embedded data reduction and data protection, among other unique characteristics. Typically deployed in two-node or larger configurations (up to 16 nodes per cluster), HPE SimpliVity can also be deployed as a single node (internal RAID 5), allowing lower cost implementations.
For the HPE SimpliVity 380, each 2U node has single or dual Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs with 8 – 44 cores per node running on the DL380 Gen10 platform. Available in “Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large” all-flash models, each node has 5, 9 or 12 SSDs. The 380 is the only model that uses the original PCIe accelerator card to do in-line data reduction.
The HPE SimpliVity 2600 is designed for higher density, with up to four 1U, half-width nodes running on the Apollo 2600 Gen 10 platform. The 2600 also supports two 2U, half-height nodes, which can accommodate a single GPU. Both nodes have single or dual CPUs (12 – 44 cores) and support 6 SSDs.