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HPE Primera is HPE's new high-end storage platform for mission-critical apps. It combines HPE InfoSight analytics with simplified upgrades and management for superior performance with minimal operations overhead.

Primera, a new generation of tier-0, mission-critical storage, for customers demanding the highest levels of performance, resilience, and scalability. With built-in HPE InfoSight intelligence, a redesigned operating system that simplifies management and a new architecture optimized for NVMe and storage class memory (SCM), HPE Primera is 2X faster than the previous generation HPE 3PAR, in one-third of the footprint.1 HPE Primera incorporates a unique, all-active architecture which delivers limitless parallelization and tunes itself for self-optimizing and peak performance at scale.

HPE Primera Storage offers all-inclusive software as part of the array—meaning no hidden or additional software costs. All HPE Primera arrays come with 100% Availability Guarantee, with no special contract, configurations, restrictive terms, or price additions—it’s simple. If your customer experiences downtime caused by HPE Primera, then Hewlett Packard Enterprise gives them credit that they can apply for new hardware. HPE Primera offers everything that HPE 3PAR provided its customers and the industry—and a lot more.



Building upon the simplicity of HPE Nimble Storage, the mission-critical heritage of HPE 3PAR, and the intelligence of HPE InfoSight, HPE Primera redefines high-end storage to deliver the agility of the cloud and the resiliency and performance needed for every mission-critical application.

Built from the ground up for NVMe and storage class memory, HPE Primera features a unique, massive parallel, multi-node, all-active platform to enable innovation without compromise. Using AI and machine learning, and powered by HPE InfoSight, the HPE Primera solution is capable of predicting and preventing disruptions across storage, servers, and virtual machines.

The new 100% Availability Guarantee is a standard benefit of being an HPE Primera customer with the standard HPE Proactive Care or higher support contract. If you experience less than 100 percent availability as a result of a qualified outage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will work with you to resolve the issue and provide credit(s) towards a future purchase or upgrade of HPE Primera products. See more about details on this guarantee.



  • Global intelligence—Natively integrated with HPE InfoSight analytics in the array and in the cloud.

  • All-active architecture—Massively parallel, multi-node architecture optimized for NVMe and SCM with end-to-end active-active design for mission-critical resiliency.

  • Services-centric OS—Independently deployed, upgraded, and restarted data services to eliminate update risks and drive a simplified user experience.

  • Timeless Storage—Unique ownership experience in high-end storage with no forklift upgrades, all-inclusive software, controller refresh options, and guarantees for data reduction and 100 percent availability.


Workloads and Applications

The HPE Primera 600 Storage solution offers the highest levels of performance and scalability for the following workloads and applications.

ERP, transaction processing, large databases:

  • Oracle
  • SQL Server


Cloud-ready apps requiring support for:

  • Containers
  • DevOps
  • Cloud orchestration


Collaboration and business applications:

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • SAP®
  • Virtual desktops


HPE Primera 600 comprises three models: HPE Primera 630, HPE Primera 650, and HPE Primera 670. Each model is available as an all-flash version (A630, A650, and A670).


Drive Enclosures

Drive enclosures expand the configuration and add more drives to the configuration. Drive enclosures can be ordered separately for installation in the field, or they can be factory integrated in a rack. Drive enclosures are optional because the storage base products include small form factor drive bays. Each SFF drive enclosure includes 24 drive bays in 2U.



Drives are orderable at the time the array is purchased, or can be added in the future when additional capacity is required. HPE Primera 600 drives are sold as single drives.


Host OS Support

  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • HP-UX® | IBM® AIX®
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server, including Microsoft® Hyper-V™
  • OpenVMS (currently not supported with HPE Primera OS 4.0)
  • Oracle® Linux® (UEK and RHEL compatible kernels)
  • Oracle® Solaris
  • VMware vSphere™
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise
  • SUSE® Linux Virtualization
  • IBM Virtualization (currently not supported with HPE Primera OS 4.0)
  • Oracle VM


For the latest information on supported operating systems, refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge for HPE Storage Products (SPOCK) here.



HPE provides all-inclusive software as part of the HPE Primera 600 Storage array—there are no hidden or additional software costs. For convenient ordering, the extensive selection of software (including Recovery Manager Central, Smart SAN, and Cluster Extension for Windows and IBM AIX) is offered as part the array and does not require any additional license. The only license offered separately is the Data Encryption LTU.


File Controllers

Add optimized, secure, and reliable Microsoft-powered file services to HPE Primera 600 Storage with one or more pre-configured HPE Storage Performance File Controllers. Augmenting an HPE Primera 600 Storage with a file controller or highly-available file controller cluster creates a unified block/file solution for your Microsoft environment that maximizes your total storage investment. Each HPE Storage File Controller is built on HPE ProLiant DNA and Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016, and can serve thousands of concurrent users and multiple diverse workloads while providing a straightforward and familiar management experience for IT generalists or storage administrators.


Service and Support

With HPE Pointnext services and support, lower your risks and costs using proven best practices, automation, and methodologies that have been tested and refined by HPE experts through thousands of global deployments.

With Advisory Services, HPE Pointnext focuses on your business outcomes and goals, partnering with you to design your transformation and build a roadmap tuned to your unique challenges. HPE Pointnext Professional and Operational Services can speed up time-to-production, boost performance, and accelerate your business. HPE Pointnext specializes in flawless and on-time implementation, on-budget execution, and creative configurations that get the most out of software and hardware.

HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity combines the simplicity, agility, and economics of public cloud with the security and performance benefits of on-premises IT. With its agile pay-per-use service, HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity can help your IT organization avoid IT expenses stemming from overprovisioning; improve time to market by maintaining a safe buffer of capacity, ready for use when you need it; keep capacity ahead of demand with regular monitoring and a simple change order to replenish; pay for only the capacity used, not the capacity deployed; and reduce IT risk with tailored support.



HPE Primera has a three-year, parts-only warranty. The warranty on all HPE Primera solid state drives is five years, parts only, and offers unconditional replacement in case of drive failure, media wear-out, or both.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise warrants only that the software media will be free of physical defects for a period of 90 days from delivery.

See more information about Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support here.

Why HPE Primera?

With HPE Primera 600 Storage, you will experience:

  • An on-demand experience that gives you instant app access without the work. Deploy, manage, and scale your storage in up to 93 percent less time (based on HPE internal testing of a leading Tier-1 storage system versus HPE Primera).

  • App-aware resiliency that sees ahead to prevent disruptions to help ensure zero downtime of mission-critical applications. Enjoy always-fast and always-on storage, backed by the 100% Availability Guarantee.

  • Predictive acceleration to safely consolidate at scale. HPE Primera features a unique, massively parallel, multi-node, and an all-active platform.
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