HPE XP8 Storage
HPE XP8 Gen2 controller that enables continued HPE XP8 innovation in availability, scale, and up to 2.5x higher performance and 45% lower latency.
The HPE XP8 compression accelerator increases the compression ratio over SW-based solutions, resulting in greater effective capacity and higher overall performance.
Front-end Fibre Channel NVMe support that enables complete end-to-end NVMe support.
Data-In-Place (DIP) upgrade support. Move your HPE XP8 data, disks, and enclosures to HPE XP8 Gen2 and future XP generations, protecting your investment, and all done online.
Use the new HPE XP plug-in for VEEAM to perform backup and replication jobs, including to and from the cloud.
Online volume expansion support with HA/CA/CAJ/BC/FS.
Proven 100% Data Availability , and Backed-up with a 100% Availability Guarantee 
Operating a business demands constant uptime, the risk of data loss or downtime must be minimized. HPE XP8 Storage is designed for 8-nines  of availability, virtually eliminating downtime risk. All active components are redundant, hot-swappable, and can be upgraded or replaced online.
HPE XP8 Storage with multi array virtualization provides 100% data availability  and storage uptime, even in the event of a data center disaster. Avoid both planned and unplanned downtime with disaster resistant HPE XP8 Remote Replication Suite. There's never a need to take HPE XP8 offline.
HPE XP8 Storage enables continuous Disaster Recovery capabilities before, during, and after array migrations with HPE XP8 Online Data Migration.
Move workloads from legacy HPE XP disk arrays to HPE XP8 with no interruption to applications, no server reboots and no suspension of your HPE XP Disaster Recovery solution.
Ultimate Flexibility for a Wide Range of Workloads and Applications
HPE XP8 provides flexibility and convenience for server or operating system maintenance by insuring data access. By presenting a virtual storage layer to hosts, one side of an application cluster can be taken offline, while the other side continues to access the XP8 data.
HPE XP8 storage front-end FC NVMe support for more choice in host connectivity. Get faster connectivity between HPE XP8 and hosts, plus more efficient CPU utilization.
Start with an All-Flash or Hybrid two-controller base DKC, then upgrade to a performance DKC and secondary DKC to scale performance and capacity as needed.
HPE XP8 supports a wide choice of media to meet customer requirements. NVMe and SAS SSDs, Storage Class Memory (SCM), Flash Module Device (FMD) and HDDs. Deploy the media that provides the best price performance balance for your application workload.
The HPE XP8 modular architecture enables customers to scale from a 2 DKC/2 controller entry configuration up to a massive 6 DKC/12 controller system. Scale up to 69 petabytes (PB) of internal storage capacity, plus up to 255 PB of virtualized external capacity. Scale up as needed, all online!
Dominant Performance that Meets Even the Most Extreme Workload Requirements
XP8 Smart Tiers and Thin Provisioning provides quick and automated flexibility for changing application needs. You can now configure all the capacity you will need for the future, only buy what you need today and allow the XP8 to automatically monitor and adjust for performance and capacity needs.
The HPE XP8 Storage Class Media modules offer the ultimate in performance and latency. Additionally, Flash Module Devices deliver guaranteed 2:1  compression along with world class performance with zero performance penalty.
HPE XP8 Storage Class Memory (SCM) media offers the ultimate in performance and latency. Get up to 36 TB of data storage with sub-100 microsecond latency to solve performance challenges not addressable with legacy media types.
The HPE XP8 HW compression accelerator increases data compression ratios for increased effective capacity. At the same time the HPE XP8 compression accelerator reduces the controller CPU compression workload which leads to increased overall performance. 
Delivering over 33 million IOPs , HPE XP8 Gen2 storage provides plenty of performance to meet extreme workload requirements.
Built-in Intelligent Storage Management
The HPE XP8 storage has an easy to use task based GUI; Common/Consistent Command Line Interface (CLI); simplified serviceability, and simple provisioning with one-click volume creation, dynamic/automatic provisioning and optimization.
HPE XP8 Data Protection Manager provides simplified modern data protection and copy management to improve data availability, compliance, and agility. Data Protection Manager uses built-in intelligence to guide users in policy and workflow creation to automate replication and copy data management.
Improved Performance Advisor Software has a simplified GUI, expanded reporting capabilities, and robust VM Analytics.
HPE XP8 is intelligent storage that monitors, detects, and solves problems before they can affect availability and performance. This is achieved with integrated AI capabilities like Performance Advisor VM analytics, Continuous Track data analytics functionality, and future InfoSight support.
All-inclusive software, such as HPE XP8 Intelligent Storage Manager streamlines storage management, enables at-a-glance status of resources, simplifies deployment, management, and maintenance of HPE XP storage.
- Drive description
- SAS SFF SSD and HDD, LFF HDD, SCM (Storage Class Memory), FMD (Flash Module Device) and NVMe SFF
- 69 PB Raw ~60 PB Usable 255 PB External Storage
- Compatible operating systems
- HPE NonStop VMware® HP-UX IBM AIX Linux® Mainframe Microsoft® Windows® Oracle Solaris
- Host interface
- 16Gb FICON SW FC (192 Ports) 16Gb FICON LW FC (192 Ports) 16/32 Gb FC HBA (192 Ports) 10G iSCSI (96 Ports)
- Availability features
- All active components are redundant, and hot-swappable. On-line scalable fully redundant hardware platform with unique High Availability SW solutions for complete business continuity and data protection. Supports multiple RAID levels for data protection.
- RAID support
- RAID 1 (2D + 2P), RAID 1 (4D + 4P), RAID 5 (3D + 1P), RAID 5 (7D + 1P), RAID 6 (6D + 2P), RAID 6 (14D + 2P)
- 6 TB maximum supported cache capacity 32 GiB or 64 GiB memory sizes Encrypted or non-encrypted cache back-up modules
- Product Dimensions (metric)
- HPE XP8 Performance Disk Controller Chassis 483 x 763 x 434 mm (W/D/H)
- Product Dimensions (imperial)
- HPE XP8 Performance Disk Controller Chassis 19 x 30 x 17.1 in (W/D/H)
- 148.1 kg HPE XP8 Performance Disk Controller Chassis Pair (includes chassis, controllers, PCB, no drives or adapters.
- 326.5 lb. HPE XP8 Performance Disk Controller Chassis Pair (includes chassis, controllers, PCB, no drives or adapters.