HPE Announces SimpliVity Support for Microsoft Hyper-V and SimpliVity Workspaces for Citrix

HPE Announces SimpliVity Support for Microsoft Hyper-V and SimpliVity Workspaces for Citrix

May 8, 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that HPE SimpliVity 380 would now be able to run with Microsoft Hyper-V and they have partnered with Citrix to be a Citrix Workspace Appliance Partner.  With these new offerings, HPE hopes to enhance its ability to provide high-performance virtual applications and desktops ensuring a faster and easier way to deliver secure digital workspaces in today’s hybrid cloud environment while also increasing its customer’s hypervisor options.

HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V offers businesses with an easier IT infrastructure solution which simplifies the data center by converging servers, storage and storage networking into one simple to manage, software-defined platform so that businesses will not be limited by the legacy IT infrastructure which cannot make use of the current IT environment.

This has resulted in an increased business agility and economics in the cloud in an on-premise solution.  With the pre-integrated, all-flash, hyperconverged building block simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads – this includes VM-centric management and mobility, data protection and guaranteed data efficiency.

The latest HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V solution offers HPE SimpliVity customers the following core benefits:

Enables VM centric management and mobility

HPE SimpliVity hyperconvergence enables policy-based, VM-centric management abstracted from the underlying hardware to simplify day-to-day operations. VMware customers benefit from this core value with 95% seeing value and IT simplification. Now Microsoft Hyper-V customers can achieve the same benefit.

Data protection

Customers now have access to a hyperconverged solution with full-featured, built-in backup and recovery at no additional cost. These data protection features include the resilience, built-in backup, and bandwidth-efficient replication needed to ensure the highest levels of data integrity and availability, eliminating the need for legacy data protection.

Data efficiency

Efficiency is delivered by powerful built-in data services including in-line deduplication and compression and novel data architecture to speed business continuity and enable workload mobility. Guaranteed data efficiency saves 90 percent capacity across storage and backup combined and the benefits include slashing recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) from days or hours to seconds, with a guaranteed 60-second restore for a 1 TB VM.

Besides the Hyper-V partnership with Microsoft, HPE has also partnered with Citrix with a collaboration between the two on a solution portfolio integration, which includes the new HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V, in the Citrix HCI Workspace Appliance Program.  So that the customers don’t have to create their own solutions to deliver their virtualized application and desktops, the HPE and Citrix solution is already pre-integrated and pre-tested in the SimpliVity appliance.  Customers will also find that the appliance program will make it easier to deliver new workspace solutions while being managed seamlessly with Citrix during the course of its lifecycle.  Thus creating a new standard for customers to easily deploy their digital workspaces with multi hypervisor, multi-cloud flexibility resulting in truly a top-class digital collaboration and borderless, productive workplace.

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HPE Awards CT Link with the “Simplivity Deal of the Year” award!

HPE Awards CT Link with the “Simplivity Deal of the Year” award!

On March 21, 2018, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Philippines (HPE) awarded CT Link with the “SimpliVity Deal of the Year” award during its Partner Kick-Off and Appreciation Night held at the EDSA Shangri-La, Manila.  This award was given to CT Link as recognition of its efforts in the first SimpliVity deal that was partnered with HPE Proliant series after HPE’s acquisition of SimpliVity in 2017.

HPE SimpliVity is a powerful, simple, and efficient hyperconverged platform that provides best-in-class data services partnered with one of the best server technologies to provide a complete hyperconverged solution.  HPE SimpliVity has garnered a wide range of accolade throughout the years with its innovative line and best-in-class features.

About HPE SimpliVity

HPE SimpliVity is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution that offers a range of features designed to simplify the management and deployment of virtualized workloads. It is a product of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a global leader in technology solutions, and is designed to help businesses of all sizes optimize their IT operations.

The HPE SimpliVity platform combines compute, storage, and networking resources into a single, compact appliance. This approach reduces the need for complex hardware and software configurations, making it easier to deploy and manage virtualized workloads. The platform also includes advanced data services, such as data deduplication, compression, and encryption, which can improve data protection and storage efficiency.

HPE SimpliVity is built on a powerful hardware platform that includes high-performance CPUs, memory, and storage. It uses VMware virtualization technology to create a flexible, scalable, and secure environment for running mission-critical applications. The platform also includes support for hybrid cloud deployments, allowing businesses to extend their data center resources to public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

One of the key benefits of HPE SimpliVity is its ease of use. The platform is designed to be intuitive and easy to manage, even for users with limited IT expertise. This is achieved through a simple web-based management console, which provides a single view of all virtualized resources and allows users to perform common tasks like creating virtual machines, setting up network configurations, and monitoring system performance.

HPE SimpliVity also includes a range of advanced data protection features, such as backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and replication. These features help businesses ensure the availability of their critical data and applications in the event of a system failure or natural disaster. The platform also includes support for VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which simplifies the process of configuring and testing disaster recovery plans.

HPE Acquires Both SimpliVity and Nimble Storage

HPE Acquires Both SimpliVity and Nimble Storage

This year has been quite the start for HP Enterprise (HPE) as it acquired SimpliVity in February and Nimble Storage in March.  SimpliVity is a leading provider of software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure, while Nimble Storage is a provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions.  HPE is bolstering its presence in both sections, predicting overall estimated markets for SimpliVity to grow from $2.4 billion in 2016 to $6 billion by 2020, and $15 billion in 2016 to $20 billion by 2020 for Nimble Storage.  How do these HPE acquisitions benefit customers?  What will customers gain with the upgraded HPE portfolio?


With HPE acquiring SimpliVity, customers can expect the following benefits:

  • Built-in enterprise data protection and resiliency that simplifies backup and enables customers to more quickly restore operations
  • Enterprise storage utilization and virtual machine (VM) efficiency that helps customers control cost and performance
  • Always-on compression and de-duplication that guarantees 90 percent capacity savings across storage and backup
  • Policy-based VM-centric management that simplifies operations and enables data mobility, making development teams and end-users more productive


Nimble Storage

HPE with Nimble Storage will mean the following advantages to customers:

  • The ability to seamlessly move data and replicate across hybrid flash and all-flash storage to meet unpredictable IT demands
  • Integrated data protection with application-aware snapshots, encryption, replication and integration with leading independent software vendors
  • Effortless management of storage volumes along with data compaction to reduce capacity costs
  • Predictive support automation to anticipate and prevent most problems and solve remaining issues in a matter of minutes
  • Quality of service controls and full stack analytics to ensure predictable performance in hybrid IT deployments
  • A future-proofed technology platform with a rich roadmap to support next-generation storage