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December 4, 2012

HP revamps Converged Storage portfolio with single architecture

The new enhancements will minimise storage complexities and inefficiencies with a single architecture for all sizes of client deployments

By CBR Staff Writer

HP has revamped its Converged Storage portfolio which claimed to remove complexities and inefficiencies of storage with a single architecture for enterprises of all sizes.

The new applications include HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP StoreAll Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup product applications, which are designed for virtualised, cloud and big data retention environments.

The new porfolio includes HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage which is a midrange quad-controller platform offering Tier 1 storage availability and quality-of-service features for organisations.

The system is available with HDD and SSD or as an all-SSD configuration capable of performing more than 320,000 input/output operations per second as well as supports both block and file data services.

HP StoreAll Storage is a scalable platform for object and file data access that provides a simplified environment for big data retention and cloud storage that reduces the need for additional administrators or hardware.

HP StoreAll Express Query is a metadata database that allows clients to conduct search queries 100,000 times faster than previous file system search methods, facilitating informed business decisions based on the most current data.

Integrating StoreAll Express Query with HP Autonomy Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) offloads processing tasks to HP StoreAll so that analytics can be performed with more current data and using less compute hardware.

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The additional integration with HP StoreAll and HP Autonomy Consolidated Archive, as well as certification of other independent software vendor applications, provides safe, long-term retention of digital assets.

With support for HP StoreOnce Catalyst software, HP StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup, provides efficient data movement and high-performance deduplication to reduce data protection costs in remote sites and data centres.

The new models perform backup operations up to three times faster at a 35% lower cost than other systems, HP claimed.

HP Converged Storage enhancements will help clients simplify storage infrastructure and increase the return on information by enabling quicker decisions with technologies such as embedded search and analytics to extract value from all types of information.

The enhancements increase return on infrastructure by improving asset utilisation through a polymorphic design and efficiency technologies to cut capacity needs in half.

Return on individuals is increased by providing common data services and centralised management across storage systems to reduce administration time and complexity.

HP also announced new services, including technology services, HP Financial Services Capacity on Demand and HP Storage Management Services, that help clients optimise their investment and create the right environment for their businesses.

The technology services help optimise HP StoreOnce performance and speed transition from HP Enterprise Virtual Array to HP 3PAR Storage.

HP Financial Services Capacity on Demand programme helps clients respond to unpredictable needs and acquire storage beyond baseline capacity.

HP Storage Management Services integrate HP 3PAR StoreServ, HP StoreAll and HP StoreOnce Storage to offer HP’s new storage technology to enterprise clients with systems management expertise and operational best practices.

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