HPE offers two hyper-converged solutions: the HPE Hyper Converged 250 and the Hyper Converged 380. Let’s start by covering a few features sets that are common to both appliances:

The HPE Hyper Converged 250 and the Hyper Converged 380 both offer:

An intuitive user experience — Management of both systems is handled through HPE OneView, which makes managing and monitoring these resources very simple.

Low-entry point — Both solutions allow you to start with as few as two nodes and build from there.

Fast scalability — Either Hyper Converged 250 or the Hyper Converged 380 nodes can be added in as little as 15 minutes for easy, fast expansion.

Simplified lifecycle management — Both systems allow you to perform functions such as setting up new VMs or updating firmware and drivers with just a few clicks.

One vendor support — Both solutions are supported 24X7 by HPE Technology Support Services.

High availability — Both solutions provide 5-nines availability levels.

Real-time alerts — Through System Center’s real-time alerts, both systems make it easy to know what’s going on in your data center even when you’re nowhere near it.

The list of benefits offered by both systems could go on, but let’s cut to the chase. What’s the difference?

One of the biggest differences for most of our customers is that while the HPE Hyper Converged 250 allows you to expand up to 4 nodes within a single chassis, the Hyper Converged 380 allows for expansion up to 16 nodes. Supporting more nodes per box can lower the need for additional infrastructure and may be a benefit, especially in larger organizations.

Video: See how easy it is to set up and manage the HC380.

On the other hand, the HPE Hyper Converged 250 has a unique advantage as well. It comes in two flavors: the HPE Hyper Converged 250 for VMWare and the HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft.

Video: Hyper Converged 250 Chalk Talk

There are a few other nuances. There are three ways you can learn more:

#1 Download the HPE Hyper Converged 250 solution brief here.

#2 Download the HPE Hyper Converged 380 solution brief here.

#3 Talk to an actual human by reaching out to one of our Hybrid IT consultants here.

I highly recommend #3.

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