HPE Primera

The world’s most intelligent storage for mission-critical apps 1 combines autonomous operations with extreme resiliency and performance.


Answer all your mission-critical application challenges with HPE Primera. Finally, intelligent storage that leverages autonomous operations to enable predictable performance at scale — and consolidation for all your apps. Built with the agility of cloud and powered by the intelligence of HPE InfoSight, HPE Primera delivers instant access to data with storage that sets up in minutes, upgrades transparently, and is delivered as a service. Plus, it’s backed by a 100% availability guarantee.

100% guaranteed availability – Power your mission-critical apps
93% time savings – Experience autonomous, on-demand IT
20 minutes – from rack to apps – And provision in seconds

Innovate without compromise

Forget sacrificing agility for resiliency. HPE Primera redefines high-end storage with unparalleled simplicity, extreme resiliency and performance, and the most advanced intelligence in the industry.

Enjoy a Simple, Consumer Experience

Experience on-demand, instant access to data from self-managing storage that’s delivered as-a-service. Provision in seconds, update in minutes, and upgrade transparently.

Get 100% Availability — Guaranteed

Leverage guaranteed 3 100% availability and unmatched performance to eliminate disruptions and ensure your mission-critical apps are always-fast, even at scale.

Enjoy a Timeless Storage Experience

Future-proof your storage investment with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, flat support pricing, and much more.


To us, nothing says “industry leader” quite like being named an actual Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for Primary Storage. For the third year in a row, we’re thrilled to be recognized for our completeness of vision and ability to execute.


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Take mission-critical storage to another level

HPE Primera provides a storage experience unmatched in the industry with a series of unique innovations across intelligence, hardware, and software. These technologies make possible HPE Primera’s instant access to data, 100% data availability guarantee 6, and always-fast, ultra-low latency.

Global intelligence

Achieve autonomous operations with AI-driven predictive intelligence across your apps and infrastructure. Powered by HPE InfoSight, HPE Primera optimizes app performance, workload placement, and infrastructure health in real time.

All-active architecture

Featuring a unique, massively parallel, all-active architecture, HPE Primera is optimized for all-NVMe and ideal for consolidating traditional and next-gen mission-critical apps. All volumes are active on all controllers, host ports, and media at all times — with no tuning required.

Services-centric OS

The HPE Primera OS is unique in its class: it enables self-install and self-upgrade in minutes with a single click, delivers extreme resiliency, and accelerates access to new innovation.

100% Availability Guarantee

Building on a global intelligence and an all-active architecture, HPE Primera dramatically raises the bar on mission-critical reliability. Our 100% data availability guarantee 8 comes standard with Proactive Care or higher support — without any special contracts or onerous terms.

Get it as a cloud service

HPE GreenLake offers a Tier-0, mission-critical storage solution that unleashes the value of your data from edge to cloud while supporting high-performance workloads such as large-scale databases (e.g. SAP HANA, Oracle, or SQL Server), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and transaction processing. It’s highly scalable, suitable for even the most latency-sensitive workloads, and it’s delivered as-a-service in your on-premises or co-located data center.

Acting on intelligence for autonomous operations

It’s a huge leap for IT. With its latest release, HPE Primera now enables unprecedented IT agility and application acceleration via autonomous operations, all-NVMe, enhanced business continuity, and support for the CSI-Driver for Kubernetes and VMware vVols.

Explore HPE Primera Solutions

Deploy an intelligent storage platform that ensures your data is always-on, always fast, and on-demand. Then free yourself to focus on the business: Embrace hybrid cloud. Unlock hidden insights with AI as-a-service. Drive innovation — and accelerate everything.

Tier 0 Storage – HPE Primera

The world’s most intelligent storage for mission-critical apps 9 that delivers extreme resiliency and performance with the agility of the cloud.


  • 93% less time needed
  • 100% availability guaranteed
  • 122% faster Oracle performance

AI-driven operations – HPE InfoSight

Optimize performance and predict and prevent problems by adding AI-driven operations that combine cloud-based machine learning with performance monitoring.

Key benefits

  • 86% of issues automatically predicted and resolved 16
  • 85% less time managing problems 17
  • 54% of problems resolved are beyond storage 18

Hybrid Cloud Data Protection – HPE Cloud Bank Storage

Enable simple and efficient backup to the cloud for long term retention, disaster recovery, and archiving. Leverage the cloud platform of your choice, including AWS S3, Microsoft Azure, and Scality.


  • Economic
  • Reliable
  • Efficient

Backup appliance – HPE StoreOnce Data Protection Backup Appliances

Backup appliances that offer simple affordable and flexible data protection with rapid recovery and application integration.


  • Simplify operations
  • Deliver on SLAs
  • Protect your data your way

Composable systems – HPE Synergy

World’s first platform architected for composable infrastructure, an adaptable Hybrid IT engine built for today’s workloads and tomorrow’s disruptors.

Storage integrated data protection – HPE Recovery Manager Central

Leverage flash-integrated and cloud-ready data protection with converged snapshot, replication, backup, copy data management, and data mobility services at the speed of all-flash.


  • Realize flash speed protection
  • Take the time and stress out of data protection
  • Get more from your backups

Harness a cloud experience with composability and intelligence

Leverage the integration of HPE Primera and HPE Synergy for your private cloud to accelerate time to market, end the firefighting, and grow without boundaries.

Frequently Asked Questions about HPE Primera

What is HPE Primera?

HPE Primera is a Tier-0 enterprise storage solution that delivers the extreme resiliency and performance of high-end storage with the agility of the cloud. Built upon proven resiliency and powered by the intelligence of HPE InfoSight, HPE

Primera delivers instant access to data with storage that sets up in minutes, upgrades transparently, and is delivered as a service. Ensure always-fast and always-on storage for all mission-critical applications.

Is HPE Primera block storage?

HPE Primera is a scale-out block storage system.

Is HPE Primera a NAS or a SAN product?

HPE Primera is a SAN product.