HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash News

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This week features a guest blog post by Calvin Zito, Storage Expert at HP. Thanks Calvin for your contribution!

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I like telling stories with video, so here’s another video—this time of our latest ChalkTalk. Here you’ll learn about the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 and 20850. Now how about if I summarize a few things for you here. The announcement includes 25% lower-cost flash capacity, a new class of massively scalable HP 3PAR and flash-optimized data services for ITaaS consolidation and hybrid IT projects.

  • With the ultra-dense and scalable HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000, we’ve dropped the price of all-flash to $1.50 per usable GB.  If we add in the savings from replicas, we drive down the $/GB to 25 cents!
  • As you saw in the ChalkTalk, the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 20850 can deliver over 3.2 million IOPs at sub-millisecond latency and over 75GB/second. On top of that, it can scale to 15PB of useable capacity. Worth mentioning again (with details in the ChalkTalk) is the huge power, cooling and space savings compared to other vendors.
  • We’re introducing a new 3.84TB SSD drive. With our ASIC-enabled data compaction increasing usable capacity by 75%, it brings down the cost of all-flash storage to $1.50/GB usable. That really is flash for the masses!

I also want to summarize some other software enhancements that come with the 20000 System. I talked to a few of our bloggers in advance of the announcement and they were very excited to hear about these enhancements.

  • 3PAR Persistent Checksum. This ensures end-to-end data integrity from the application server through to the storage array for any workload and is completely transparent to the servers and applications. This is implemented in the new 3PAR Gen5 Thin Express ASIC. Here’s another feature you can add to the list that has no impact on array performance.
  • Asynchronous Streaming. This allows for remote replication where latency, distance and recovery are optimized.
  • Bi-directional Peer Motion. We’ve talked about Federation and Peer Motion in the past. Now we’re extending HP 3PAR Peer Motion to include non-disruptive, bi-directional data movement for up to four arrays. This is an entirely native capability without SAN virtualization appliance in the data path. With 3PAR storage federation, you can aggregate up to 60PB of useable capacity with over 10 million IOPs and 300 GB/second. And with a single click, workloads can move between federation members to dynamically rebalance storage resources for cost and performance optimization.
  • HP 3PAR Online Import. This now supports simple migration from HDS TagmaStore Network Storage Controller, US, and VSP systems. So we ae adding to the support we already had for EMC VMAX, VNX and Clariion CX4 as well as HP EVAs.

I’m completely pumped with the enhancements to HP 3PAR – and there’s more to come throughout 2015!

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