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HPE Primera: A new era for smart storage

Applications storage enters the smart era with Primera. Leveraging AI from HPE InfoSight to deliver unmatched simplicity, availability and performance for mission-critical applications.

Businesses want to bring new mission-critical applications to market, and support existing ones, accelerating speed of business, agility and innovation. IT can’t support these demands alongside the current administration and support tasks. So IT is sacrificing agility to maintain reliability. 

Intelligence changes everything. Today’s organizations need a fundamentally new approach to infrastructure operations with an intelligent data strategy.

Milan Shetti, SVP and General Manager, HPE Storage.


HPE Primera redefines mission-critical storage by delivering superior simplicity, availability and performance. Leverages the industry’s most advanced AI platform for operations, HPE InfoSight, the platform reduces storage management time by up to 93%*. Primera enables you to predict and prevent issues and accelerate application performance.

*Based on HPE internal testing, compared to previous generation storage arrays.

Delivering a Simple, Consumer-Grade User Experience for Mission-Critical Storage:

  • Simple to install: Self-install in less than 20 minutes.
  • Simple to manage: Provision storage within seconds. Data reduction is built-in and always-on with the flexibility to turn it off.
  • Simple to upgrade: Services-centric OS decouples data services, allowing them to be deployed, upgraded, or restarted independently. HPE Primera software can be upgraded by customers in 5 minutes.

I’m looking forward to deploying HPE Primera with its self-setup, self-tuning and automatic upgrades that don’t disrupt applications. 

Michael York, Sr. Systems Engineer, Asante.


Buying options

Deploy HPE Primera as a service with a fully managed experience and pay only for what you use through HPE GreenLake. For CapEx purchases, the ownership experience is transformed with Timeless Storage for HPE Primera: non-disruptive controller refresh, all-inclusive software, and storage guarantees for data reduction and availability.

100% availability guaranteed

100% availability guaranteed
HPE Primera comes as standard with HPE Proactive Care and a 100% data availability guarantee.

Seeing beyond walls of storage
According to a recent survey of IT leaders by ID, more than 90% of issues arise from above the storage layer2 – in the network, server and virtualization layer. HPE Primera uses HPE InfoSight to predict and prevent disruption in the networking, application and server layers.

Mission-critical reliability built-in
HPE Primera uses multi-node design and transparent business continuity with HPE Peer Persistence and data replication. Application-aware data protection via HPE Recovery Manager Central combines with HPE StoreOnce for 15 times faster restore.

Extend public cloud
Cost-effective, long-term retention via HPE Cloud Bank Storage. .

Predictable performance for unpredictable workloads

  • All-active architecture brings massive parallelism and multi-node performance, accelerating applications, including 122% faster Oracle performance.
  • Powered by HPE InfoSight, HPE Primera delivers the visibility for optimizing application workload placement while accounting for application performance with other shared applications on an HPE Primera system.
  • Real-time analytics maintain predictable performance. With HPE InfoSight deeply integrated into HPE Primera using embedded AI models, trained in the cloud for real-time analytics and consistent performance.