HP expands Converged Storage portfolio

New solutions deliver all-flash array performance, enable backup-as-a-service

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HP expands Converged Storage portfolio Gomaa: It’s impossible for organisations to deal with unpredictable workloads cost effectively if they’re managing disparate storage silos.
By  Stephen McBride Published  July 16, 2013

HP today expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with a solid-state optimised all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ system said to deliver "performance and low latency without compromising enterprise resilience or adding data centre complexity".

The company also released software-defined storage product StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA), which the company claims cuts the cost of small-site backup by up to 65%, as compared with published data from rival vendors.

"It's impossible for organisations to deal with unpredictable workloads cost effectively if they're managing disparate storage silos," said Walid Gomaa, business unit and sales manager, HP Storage Division, HP Middle East.

"With the new 3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce innovations, customers get best-in-class, purpose-built solutions to address critical new requirements while retaining the simplicity that comes from an approach that can manage and serve a variety of needs without creating new storage silos."

The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system delivers more than 550,000 input/output operations per second with less than 0.7 millisecond response time, according to HP measurements. Flash-specific caching algorithms dynamically adjust read/write granularity in an attempt to reduce latency and speed transactions. In addition, HP 3PAR Priority Optimisation software is designed to enhance performance for specific workloads.

"To deliver a rapid return on investment, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system has hardware-accelerated data compaction that reduces capacity needs by up to 50% without degrading performance," HP said.

"System-wide striping, which automatically writes data across all resources, increases throughput, load balances the system and extends media life by eliminating hot spots. Unlike offerings from startup companies, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 assures business continuity with persistent technologies that provide constant application access in the event of local hardware issues or multisite disasters.

"HP is the only vendor to offer a single product architecture that spans midrange-priced platforms, all-flash performance-optimised platforms and enterprise platforms with multipetabyte scale. Competitors with legacy portfolios are unable to make the leap from traditional storage to flash optimised systems without starting from scratch or introducing separate storage silos."

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