This week features a guest blog post by Calvin Zito, Storage Expert at HP. Thanks Calvin for your contribution!
Recently TechTarget named the HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Array (AFA) the product of the year in the category of all-flash.
This is such a satisfying recognition for HP 3PAR AFA because in the early days of HP announcing the 7450 AFA, several AFA start-ups claimed because our AFA wasn’t built from scratch, it didn’t qualify as all-flash storage. I even had one AFA competitor unfollow me on Twitter. He told me “your defense of HP is dutiful but you are displaying a lack of understanding.”
Well, I think HP and I have a very deep degree of understanding – not sure I can say the same for the competitor. This TechTarget recognition and many of the recent wins I’ve seen against the AFA start-ups are proof that the HP 3PAR AFA should be considered by any customer who is looking at all-flash storage.
What is it that is different about HP 3PAR that qualifies it to be considered as an all-flash array? Here are just a few key things to consider:
- The performance of the 3PAR AFA is an industry leader, including start-up AFAs beating many of the all-flash start-ups.
- Deduplication with 3PAR is done via our Gen4 ASIC. That means dedup happens at virtually “line speed”.
- With 3PAR architecture, we have a unique advantage with AFA. With 3PAR Adaptive Sparing we get an additional 20% capacity out of industry standard SSD – so a 1.6TB SSD used by other AFAs is a 1.9TB drive with HP 3PAR.
- Because HP 3PAR is an established array (not built from scratch AFA), it has a robust set of data services that no start-up AFA can claim.
TechTarget is the media company behind SearchStorage.com – if you want to read the AFA Product of the Year award for yourself, you can find it here.
What are customers saying?
These kind of accolades are fantastic but nothing beats hearing directly from our customers. I recently had the opportunity to talk to Christian Teeft. Christian is the CTO of Latisys. Latisys is a US-based hybrid cloud services provider who has standardized on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, including the 3PAR all-flash array. Here’s my video with Christian.
You can see many more customer reviews on HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash by going to this IT Central Station page. If you want to learn more about HP 3PAR All-Flash, check out my blog at www.hp.com/storage/blog. And I’m happy to answer any questions you have – find me on Twitter as @HPStorageGuy.
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