Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has added artificial intelligence (AI) driven capabilities to SimpliVity, the company’s flagship hyperconverged infrastructure platform.

The new additions include HPE InfoSight, one-click cluster upgrades and the integration of HPE StoreOnce.

Introducing HPE InfoSight

HPE InfoSight is designed to simplify virtual machine management through predictive resource planning, while also providing global visibility and analytics into the system, performance and capacity. Users also receive support automation with automatic alerts and signature detection.

According to HPE, this is the company’s first step into a new generation of hyperconverged infrastructure, utilising AI to aid with prediction and prevention around different use cases, including where capacity is being used in clusters, hosts or at the VM level, and when a company may run out of space.

HPE InfoSight is now generally available for users of HPE SimpliVity at no additional charge.

Cluster upgrades and HPE StoreOnce integration

With one-click cluster upgrades, also available now, users can upgrade firmware, hypervisor and HPE SimpliVity software across nodes in an HPE SimpliVity cluster, in one click.

In addition, HPE has announced integration with HPE StoreOnce for SimpliVity, extending protection and data mobility across HPE storage.

The integration enables data protection with rapid recovery and policy-based automation, extending long-term retention and compliance. HPE says the integration will be available in early 2020 to customers who have the latest respective software versions of HPE SimpliVity and HPE StoreOnce v3.x or v4.x.

Optimising SimpliVity for the network edge, through centralising unified management, means users can failover virtually any number of edge sites using edge-to-core VM mobility and recovery.

SimpliVity as-a-Service

Users also now have the option to use SimpliVity as-a-Service, through HPE GreenLake, using it for private cloud, public cloud, backup modernisation and more. Additionally, HPE SimpliVity is available as an HPE Validated Design for Google Cloud’s Anthos.

SimpliVity combines compute, storage and networking with built-in backup and recovery. It’s specifically designed for VM administrators, making it easier to deploy, manage, scale and upgrade infrastructure, eliminating infrastructure and management silos without requiring manual tuning or configuration trade-offs.

HPE’s new additions look at simplifying and optimising infrastructure while eliminating waste. The announcement follows HPE’s June 2019 announcement of the expanded HPE hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.