HP announces integration of 3PAR utility storage, facilitates cloud computing

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 11, 2011

3PARHP announced the integration of 3PAR utility storage across its Converged Infrastructure portfolio, in order to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. This integration is expected to enable clients to optimize cloud delivery with features like automated storage layering to improve performance, and thin storage offerings to eliminate over-provisioning. It facilitates in consolidating storage hardware and responds to data growth to address both of these challenges with converged block-and-file storage on a single storage array.

“HP 3PAR Utility Storage meets their (clients) demand for a new storage architecture specifically designed for IT as a Service. The integration of 3PAR with converged infrastructure is ahead of schedule and HP is poised to take clients to levels of agility and efficiency they’ve never experienced before,” commented Prakash Krishnamoorthy, country manager, storage works, HP India.

According to the company, to automate and simplify the provisioning of storage for the cloud, 3PAR utility storage can now be fully managed as part of its CloudSystem. This combination enables clients to reduce cloud application deployment time from days to minutes, improve operational efficiency of storage management tenfold and cut storage costs by up to 50 percent.

Combine the capabilities of 3PAR Utility Storage with the tiering and data-migration capabilities of the X9300 Network Storage System, built on IBRIX technology and clients can reduce capacity requirements by 50 percent. To maximize companies’ ROI in virtual servers and desktop PCs, HP stated itsP4800 G2 SAN, eliminates the need for external storage networking, which reduces networking costs by up to 65 percent. It runs SAN/IQ 9.0 software with enhanced support for VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI).

Featuring StoreOnce deduplication technology developed in HP Labs, the company’s central research facility, the D2D4324 backup system enables clients to back up as much as 1.4 petabytes of data with only 96 terabytes of raw disk capacity – reducing to the cost of storage for disk-based backup by 95 percent.