HPE Hyper Converged 380: A VM Vending Machine

While at HPE Discover this week, I will be taking a closer look at the Hyper-Converged 380. This solution from HPE sits in the Hyper-Converged space and helps companies deliver Infrastructure in a couple of hours. Business demands for performance and agility are already well beyond the ability of traditional, silo infrastructures. Moving to a Hyper-Converged approach allows organizations to accelerate time to value, simplifies operations and reduces cost.

New Class of Infrastructure

With the new HC380, HPE has chosen the world’s bestselling server DL 380 along with StoreVirtual VSA as the core components of this solution. I had a chance to see this solution at #HPETechDay in Houston, Texas and deployed VMs in a couple of clicks and in less than 15 mins. Today’s IT calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solutions and the HPE HC380 does just that – “A VM Vending Machine” Below I have highlighted the solution product features;

Quick Specs

The HPE Hyper Converged 380 delivers a turn-key virtualization solution for medium-sized businesses, enterprises, and IaaS providers. Hyperconvergence is a scalable building-block approach that allows IT to expand by adding units, just like in a LEGO set. Unlike integrated systems products, which often require large investments, hyperconverged solutions have a much smaller footprint. Although this might not be a fit for all companies, below are a couple of identified Use Cases for this solution. As an IT stakeholder having 1 Vendor for support is definitely valuable.

Use Cases for HC380

Key Takeaways:

Easy to provision

  • Deploy VMs in five simple clicks
  • Add capacity in 15 minutes

Easy to manage

  • Unified view of VMs and infrastructure

Easy to secure

  • Role-based access
  • Integrates with your existing LDAP

Automated updates

  • Firmware and drivers
  • Configuration backup and restore


  • HPE 1 Vendor Support

HPE HC380 Support Links:

HPE Hyper Converged 380 Datasheet
HPE Hyper Converged 380 Landing Page