By David Yu, storage product marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
HPE Alletra 4000 expands the Alletra portfolio into server-based, cloud-native data infrastructure. It is built for data applications, secured end to end by design, and delivered with an intuitive cloud experience.
Architected to accelerate data-driven initiatives at any scale and with ideal economics, the Alletra 4000 family represents the first server-based offering within the Alletra portfolio of cloud-native data infrastructure solutions.
It delivers the next gen of storage servers previously built under the Apollo 4000 brand, providing modern data infrastructure that is built to keep pace with data demands securely, economically, and with operational simplicity. This empowers you to focus scarce people and capital resources on your data-driven initiatives.
Common sense tells us that if we aim at nothing, we are sure to achieve it. On the other hand, if we aim at everything, the resulting trade-offs will cause us to fall short of specific goals. That’s certainly the case in today’s data-driven world – where enterprises seek to extract value from their data but confront unavoidable trade-offs using general-purpose data infrastructure. The truth is these systems are simply not designed for optimal data processing speed, throughput, and capacity. Instead, your data-driven organization needs data infrastructure purpose-built to efficiently store valuable data, protect it, and reveal its value without cumbersome management overhead.
Built for data applications
You can now extract the business value of data at any scale, and with ideal economics, via storage servers optimized across multiple dimensions: capacity, performance, economics, density, serviceability, and supportability. Powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Alletra 4000 storage servers accommodate both ends of the data-centric workload spectrum – from deeper data lakes and archives to high-throughput and in-place analytics and AI/ML, data-heavy HCI, and cache-intensive workloads.
Applicable uses cases include real-time data processing, ransomware protection, compliance and e-discovery, video surveillance, medical imaging, ML training and inferencing, stream and batch analytics, ready-to-share content repositories, consolidation and data off-load, and more.
Secured end to end by design
With Alletra 4000 storage servers, you can benefit from end-to-end security for your systems and your data. This starts with HPE helping secure the supply chain and extends from boot-up to decommissioning of the system. From silicon to software and factory to cloud, Alletra 4000 storage servers are engineered with zero trust security at their uncompromising core and provide integrated, scalable IT security and increased business agility.
Delivered with intuitive cloud experience
Easily self-manage your Alletra 4000 storage servers on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform via GreenLake for Compute Ops Management. With an intuitive cloud experience, you can leverage REST APIs to automate otherwise complex management operations.
Alletra 4000 systems can also be consumed as a service with GreenLake to shorten project deployment times, free up capital and IT resources, align spending with business needs, and boost both financial flexibility and operational speed.
2 models: Alletra 4110 and Alletra 4120:
The Alletra 4110 is a 1U all-NVMe data storage server featuring dual 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 3TB DDR5 memory. It is designed for the most performance-demanding data-centric workloads, including data stores for ML, distributed and NoSQL databases, high-performance SDS, and data-heavy HCI.
The Alletra 4120 is a 2U hybrid-NMVe storage server featuring 1 or 2 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 6TB DDR5 memory. It takes on the broadt range of data-centric workloads, spanning active analytics data lakes, SDS, converged data protection, and deep archives.
Capacity and performance
Alletra 4000 systems support Enterprise and Data Center Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) and SFF SSDs. In addition, Alletra 4120 supports SAS/SATA LFF drives for higher density and capacity.
- Alletra 4110 – Up to 20 EDSFF or SFF NVMe SSDs with up to 315GB/s of PCIe Gen5 bandwidth for the SSDs
- Alletra 4120 – Up to 24 LFF drives in front with 4 LFF, 12 EDSFF or 6 SFF drives in the rear, or up to 48 SFF drives in front with 12 EDSFF, or 6 SFF drives in the rear; up to 225.6GB/s of bandwidth to PCIe Gen5 NVMe, 24Gb SAS, or 6Gb SATA drives
The introduction of cutting-edge technology with processors, memory, I/O, media, and security makes Alletra 4000 an investment in the future of your data.
Both Alletra 4110 and Alletra 4120 offer GPU and FPGA support to accelerate many different workloads. They also provide security with a physical bezel lock, logical Configuration Lock, Secure Boot, FIPS 140-2 Smart Encryption and SED, and Secure Erase.
HPE Integrated Lights Out 6 (iLO 6) extends the hardware root of trust from protecting server firmware to now also protecting select storage and network controller firmware. In addition, a 5-factor authentication model ensures the secure connection of your devices to the GreenLake Cloud Platform while AES-256 encryption secures customer data within it.
Reap greater success from data-driven initiatives
Alletra 4000 storage servers are built for data applications, secured end-to-end by design, and delivered with an intuitive cloud experience. They accelerate data-driven initiatives and empower organizations to glean valuable insights from data to drive innovation and business advantage.