HP Enterprise (HPE) HC250 vs HC380
HPE jumped into Hyperconvergence market with its own offerings in early 2016. HPE offers two hyper-converged solutions: the HPE Hyper Converged 250 and the Hyper Converged 380. Let’s start by covering a few features sets that are common to both appliances:
Before highlighting the differences, the HPE HC250 and the HC380 both offer:
Low-entry point — Both solutions allow you to start with as few as two nodes and build from there.
Fast scalability — Either Hyper Converged 250 or the Hyper Converged 380 nodes can be added in as little as 15 minutes for easy, fast expansion.
An intuitive user experience — Management of either system is handled through HPE OneView, which makes managing and monitoring these resources very simple.
Simplified life-cycle management — Both systems allow you to perform functions like setting up new VMs or updating firmware and drivers with just a few clicks.
One vendor support — Both solutions are supported 24X7 by HPE Technology Support Services.
High availability — Both solutions provide 5-nines availability levels.
Real-time alerts — Using System Center’s real-time alerts, both systems make it easy to know what’s going on in your data center even remotely.
So, what’s the primary difference between the HPE HC250 and HC380 other than pricing or cost?
One of the biggest differences is that while the HPE Hyper Converged 250 (HC250) allows you to expand up to 4 nodes within a single chassis, the Hyper Converged 380 (HC380) allows for expansion up to 16 nodes. Supporting more nodes per box can lower the need for additional infrastructure and may be a benefit, especially in larger organizations.
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