HPE Nimble Storage HF40 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.


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HPE Nimble Storage HF40 Adaptive Dual Controller

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HPE Nimble Storage HF40
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.

Predictive Analytics

  • The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays automatically predicts and resolves 86% of problems before you even know there is an issue.
  • Transforms the support experience through predictive automation and Level 3- only support.
  • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack and resolves problems beyond just storage.
  • Simplifies planning with prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements.
  • Makes infrastructure smarter and more reliable by learning from the installed base.

Radical Simplicity

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays are simple to deploy configure and manage.
  • Deploy flash on-premise, or in the public cloud through common data services across the HPE Nimble Storage family.
  • Seamlessly migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage.
  • Our timeless storage is your assurance of business value, no worries today, no worries tomorrow.
  • Radically easy to integrate with many ecosystems and has deep integration with VMware®, Microsoft® applications, Oracle®, Veeam, and others.

Flash Performance for Mixed and Mainstream Workloads

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have speed and efficiency for mixed workloads with sub-millisecond response and greater efficiency than other hybrid arrays.
  • Write to cost-optimized disk at flash speeds through write serialization. Dynamic flash caching accelerates reads even as workloads change in real time.
  • Digital data sheet Page 3 Assigns and changes the service level of any volume at the click of a button ("Auto Flash", "All Flash", or "Minimal Flash").
  • Always-on data reduction delivers up to 5X space savings without performance penalty.

Put your Backup Data to Work

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have secondary storage that does real work: flash performance lets you use your backup data for development/test, QA, analytics, and more.
  • Reduces the need for full backups since native application-consistent snapshots and replication plus integration with leading backup software. Speeds synthetic full backups from hours to minutes.
  • 99.9999% (six-nines) guaranteed availability. Triple+ Parity RAID tolerates 3 simultaneous drive failures plus additional protection through intra-drive parity.
  • Application-granular, FIPS-certified encryption provides secure over-the-wire protection. Enhanced data shredding is built-in.
  • Built-in application-consistent snapshots and replication. Integration with leading backup software. Deep integration with Veeam availability software

HPE Nimble Storage HF40 Adaptive Dual Controller Technical Specifications

Feature Specification
Product Number (SKU) Q8H39A
Capacity Up to 504TB raw and 2030TB effective capacity
Drive description 21 HDDs up to 10TB per HDD plus up to 6 - 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.
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 17.58 x 43.9 x 89 cm
Product dimensions (H x W x D) 6.92 x 17.3 x 35 in
Weight 65 kg (ES3 Expansion Shelf: 52 kg)
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®
Weight 65 kg (ES3 Expansion Shelf: 52 kg)

The Nexstor Approach

For over 15 years Nexstor has architected, implemented and supported best of breed data platforms which house the critical information that powers your business. 


Unlike many providers in the market, we hold major accreditations with all the major vendors, rather than cosying up to just one. This gives us the greatest possible flexibility when it comes to architecting the right solution for our customers.


Our team of solution consultants have your back from the moment they engage, right through to support you in life. From single site environment refreshes to multi-site disaster recovery solutions, our experience and expertise can cover all scenarios.


Our solutions are architected with every component in the stack carefully considered. From the user level down through the network, hypervisor, server and storage layers, we ensure each element is working in harmony with the next.

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