Mobile Collateral - HPE

Technical white paper

HPE Smart Storage for HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers

Executive summary

With the introduction of the HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers, HPE Smart Storage has evolved as well. HPE Smart Storage for ProLiant Gen9 Servers incorporates and updates several features that HPE introduced later in the ProLiant Gen8 lifecycle. It also adds new features and storage choices that are available for the first time. HPE Smart Storage for ProLiant Gen9 Servers consists of all of the following:
  • Three tiers of storage controller options, allowing you the greatest flexibility in choosing the solution that meets your needs.
  • Improved storage performance due to improvements throughout the storage controller architecture, including faster controller processors, larger and faster cache memory, improved firmware and drivers, and 12 Gb/s SAS channels.
  • Greater flexibility in configuring storage within HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers through use of the new SAS Expander and modular backplane architecture.
  • Simplified storage management through HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) - now the single utility for configuration, management, and monitoring of Smart Storage.
This paper provides an overview of the new generation Smart Storage for HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers - including Smart Storage capabilities and performance improvements that HPE introduced earlier in 2014.