HPE Nimble Storage HF20C Adaptive Dual Controller

The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays are like having two flash arrays in one. The array is truly adaptive – designed for both primary and secondary flash workloads. It is a hybrid flash array for mixed, primary workloads where cost-efficient flash performance is important. It can also serve as a secondary flash array for backup and disaster recover (DR) while allowing you to put your backup data to work.

The flash-enhanced architecture is combined with HPE InfoSight predictive analytics for fast, reliable access to data and 99.9999% guaranteed availability. Radically simple to deploy and use, the arrays are cloud-ready – providing data mobility to the cloud through HPE Cloud Volumes. Your storage investment made today will support you well into the future, thanks to our technology and business-model innovations.

 

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HPE Nimble Storage HF20C Adaptive Dual Controller
Performance Pricing Availability
Performance up to 65% or more faster than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive arrays. Up to 200% or more price-performance improvement than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays. A typical price of an external hard drive to put on your
desk is ~£89 per terabyte. Nexstor will assess and architect, source, install & migrate and monitor and manage the appliance.
Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection (Triple drive parity plus intra-drive parity). 99.9999% guaranteed availability. Redundant HW/SW design - no single points of failure.

HPE Nimble Storage HF20C Adaptive Dual Controller Features

What's new

  • Inline variable block deduplication and compression for increased data reduction.
  • Performance up to 65% or more faster than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive arrays.
  • Up to 200% or more price-performance improvement than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays.
  • Secondary flash storage functionality for backup and disaster recovery (DR) workloads.

Technical Specifications

Capacity

  • Up to 1260TB raw and 2032TB effective capacity

Drive description

  • 21 HDDs up to 10TB per HDD plus up to 3 - 3.84TB SSD drives

Enclosures

  • (6) Maximum, Expansion Shelves supported

Maximum drives per enclosure

  • 21 HDDs (11 HDDs for HF20H) and Flash Cache per HF-Series base array
  • plus HF-Series Expansion Shelf.

Host interface

  • Fibre Channel and iSCSI network connectivity

Storage controller

  • Redundant storage controllers

Availability features

  • Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection (Triple drive parity plus intra-drive parity). 99.9999% guaranteed availability. Redundant HW/SW design - no single points of failure.

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows® Server
  • VMware ESXi®
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Ubuntu Server Edition LTS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Solaris®
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • IBM AIX, HP-UX
  • For the latest information on supported operating systems refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) for HPE Storage Products (SPOCK): https://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Product dimensions (H x W x D)

6.92 x 17.3 x 35 in

Weight

135 lbs (ES3 Expansion Shelf: 115 lbs)

HPE Nimble Storage HF20C Adaptive Dual Controller Tech Specs

Feature Specification
Cluster scalability Up to 4 FS8600 appliances (8 controllers) in a single NAS cluster
File system capability Up to 2PB usage file capacity per NAS cluster, regardless of controller cluster size (requires two Storage Centers to reach max capacity)
8Gb Fibre Channel configuration options Front-eng and interconnect traffic (two options):
  • 1GbE: (2) Intel 1GbE quad-port NICs per controller, copper only, RJ-45
  • 10GbE: (2) Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards
  • Back-end: (1) QLogic dual-port FC HBA per controller, SFP+ standards
  • Fibre Channel switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported
10Gb iSCSi configuration options
  • Front-end: (1) Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards
  • Back-end and interconnect: (1) Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards
  • Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported; upgrades grom FC to iSCSi or vice versa is not supported
Storage arrays supported Series 40 or SC8000 controllers (SCOS 6.3.1 and later)
Management Enterprise Manager 2014 R1 and FluidFS v3 CLI
NFS v3 file protocol support NFS over UDP and TCP, Kerberos v5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII supported, NLM
NFS v4 file protocol support Kerberos v5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII support, pseudo file system, locking and share modes
SMB file protocol support SMB 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1; durable file handles, SMB signing (MD5 and HMAC-SHA-256), large MTU, client uplink leasing
NAS volumes Max NAS volumes per NAS cluster: 1,024; max NAS volume size: as large as the file system/namespace
Shares/exports Max number of SMB shares per cluster: 1,024; max number of NFS mounts/exports per cluster: 1,024
Concurrent active SMB connections Max for single appliance: 10,000; max for a 4-appliance cluster: 40,000 ("active" defined as clients engaging in I/O in the last 15 minutes)

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