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what is smartInfrastructure with HPE?

HPE is known as a leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation with the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC environments. With the addition of nebulon’s smartInfrastructure technology, you’ll get cloud SaaS-based management and control for on-prem, server-based enterprise application data with automated infrastructure operations in your versatile HPE ProLiant Servers – no external array needed.

smartInfrastructure is made up of a SaaS-based cloud control plane called nebulon ON which powers an on-prem data plane comprised of IoT endpoints called SPUs (Services Processing Units) embedded in your HPE application server. Each SPU runs a full stack of enterprise data services for shared or local storage applications, connects directly to the SSDs inside the server, and is the perfect companion to HPE’s compute solutions, optimized for virtualization, bare-metal databases, and containerized applications.

why smartInfrastructure for HPE?

get the power of cloud-based management for your on-premises data

smartInfrastructure’s tailored application templates, AI-assisted analytics and administration with powerful automation at-scale uses HPE ProLiant Servers server to deliver cloud simplicity for your on-prem enterprise applications. This combination is a perfect fit for diverse workloads and applications and can be easily reconfigured for multiple enterprise applications in virtualization, containers, analytics and cloud computing.

eliminate the expense of traditional storage arrays

Cut your storage solution cost by up to 50% by running enterprise data services from your HPE server without compromising on compute performance.

avoid the restrictions of hyper-converged infrastructure

Hyper-converged Infrastructure consumes up to 25% of your server CPU, memory, and network resources and has limited OS support. With nebulon smartInfrastructure, you get 100% of your application server to run your critical workloads with zero HPE server resource overhead and support for any OS, which means you can take full advantage of the entire portfolio of use cases for HPE servers.

no new vendor required

The smartInfrastructure solution and support are available as a HPE ProLiant DL380 server option.

see smartInfrastructure from HPE in action

smartInfrastructure with HPE: an API-first solution

Build a self-service infrastructure experience for your application owners with a solution that puts the application first


Modernize your VMware, KVM, or Hyper-V server-storage fleet without feature sacrifice

smartInfrastructure for VMware blueprint


Deploy a simple, cloud-like platform on premises for Kubernetes

smartInfrastructure for Kubernetes blueprint

bare metal

Simplify single-instance and clustered SQL databases on bare-metal

smartInfrastructure for Linux blueprint

cloud native

Bring enterprise data services to distributed NoSQL databases and message brokers deployed on premises

smartInfrastructure for Cloud Native Apps

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