HP integrates 3PAR technologies into converged infrastructure

3PAR utility storage technology to deliver new capabilities, especially around cloud

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HP integrates 3PAR technologies into converged infrastructure The 3PAR technologies will bring improvements to HP's converged infrastructure lines.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 23, 2011

HP has announced that it has integrated utility storage technology gained from the acquisition of 3PAR across its converged infrastructure portfolio.

The integration will help to simplify scalable cloud computing and delivery of cloud services, and introduce new storage solutions for virtualization and data de-duplication, according to HP.

"Our clients tell us their journey to the cloud will be one of the most critical transitions for them this decade," said Walid Gomaa, StorageWorks Business Unit Manager and Sales Manager, HP Middle East. "HP 3PAR Utility Storage meets their demand for a new storage architecture specifically designed for IT as a service. The integration of 3PAR with Converged Infrastructure is ahead of schedule and HP is poised to take clients to levels of agility and efficiency they've never experienced before."

HP acquired 3PAR for $2.35 billion in September 2010.

The new integrated technology will introduce features including automated storage tiering to improve performance, and thin storage offerings to eliminate over-provisioning.

The combination also helps clients seeking to consolidate storage hardware and respond to explosive data growth to address both of these challenges with converged block-and-file storage on a single storage array. HP also has simplified data management with solutions built on converged storage, server and networking platforms to provide clients with unified management and a lower total cost of ownership.

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