HP Goes All-Flash in Storage

HP announced new features in its storage line that help support migrations to hybrid IT and all-flash data centers. The company’s HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage solution now includes a new 8000 family, featuring all-flash array (AFA), increased workload performance, and automated performance assurance with flash-optimized quality of service (QoS) controls.

HP’s transition to all-flash data centers is being marked with the new quad-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage family as well as a new eight-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 AFA Starter Kit and software updates for the full HP 3PAR StoreServ family. 

The new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 family is a scale-out, quad-node design that includes all-flash configurations, as well as converged-flash arrays at support expansion via spinning media. The 8000 family delivers up to 5.5 petabytes of usable flash capacity within a single floor, HP said.

HP also introduced new models in the eight-controller 20000 family, including a 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit. HP also announced the new 3PAR

StoreServ 20450, an All-Flash Array which scales to 6 petabytes and 1.8 million IOPS. Built-in storage federation capabilities allow 8000 and 20000 models to be pooled together for up to 60 PB of aggregate usable capacity in a four-system federation with non-disruptive workload mobility across systems.

Both the 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and 20000 flash arrays are now certified for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI).

HP also announced enhancements to the HP 3PAR Operating System that deepen the portfolio’s set of autonomic, Tier-1 data services for greater return on flash investments and accelerated time to value. These software enhancements span the entire HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage family—across media types, data types, and connectivity protocols—extending beyond the array to include storage area network infrastructure.

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