HP Rolls Out Flash Storage Options

HP has refreshed its portfolio of midrange and flash-optimized systems to offer new workload-centric storage personas, including unified storage access as well as data protection for flat backup to HP StoreOnce.

HP’s 3PAR StoreServ offerings include 3PAR File Persona software and the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7440c Converged Flash Array, which provides all-flash performance, unified storage agility, hybrid storage affordability and flat backup of 3PAR StoreServ snapshots to HP StoreOnce Backup fully orchestrated through HP OneView for VMware vCenter Server.

“Enterprises today understand that complexity can be a major bottleneck to new business expansion and IT innovation,” said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager of storage for HP.  This announcement builds on HP's vision for HP Converge Storage to simplify storage through polymorphic architectures with a single platform built for the new style of IT, he noted. 

The HP 3PAR StoreServ solutions provide converged file and object-access alongside existing flash-optimized block storage. HP 3PAR File Persona delivers Network File System, Common Internet File System and object access on new HP 3PAR StoreServ platforms.

This is the first in a set of solutions aimed at boosting utilization and lowering costs by moving storage-affinity related workloads such as data access, protection and analytics directly into the storage operating system and controller, the vendor said. As part of its vision for Converged Storage, these new persona-enabled 3PAR StoreServ systems provide multi-protocol access to a single-shared capacity group for all workloads.

The new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7440c Converged Flash Array features unified access, 3.5 Petabytes usable capacity, all-flash optimized performance over 900,000 IOPs, tier-1 resiliency, and 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity.

HP also announced enhanced HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200c, 7400c and all-flash 7450c platforms. All of these new hardware models have more processing cores, larger memory caches, and support for block, file and object-access.

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