by Mark Kidd

HP Announces 1U SMB StoreVirtual 4335 Storage with Auto-Tiering

HP has announced the new HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage system, a 1U software-defined hybrid storage solution for virtualized applications in SMB environments. StoreVirtual 4335 Storage incorporates HP’s Adaptive Optimization technology which profiles data access at 256KB granularity. High priority or high-demand data is migrated to SSD storage, while replicated data (RAID 10, RAID 10+1) and parity data (RAID 5 and 6) is stored on more economical HDDs.

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Specifications

  • Capacity: 7.5TB Starting, 240TB Maximum
  • Drive type included: (3) 400GB SFF SSD, (7) 900GB 6G 10K SFF Dual-port ENT SAS
  • Host interface: 1 GbE iSCSI (4) Ports and 10 GbE iSCSI (2) Ports
  • Storage expansion options: Clustering capability and add StoreVirtual storage nodes into the array
  • Management features : Centralized Management Console, HP ProLiant Integrated Lights-Out 4 Remote Management, Baseboard Mgmt Controller IPMI 2.0
  • Clustering support: Hyper-redundant clustered storage
  • Replication support: LeftHand Remote Copy Asynchronous Replication with Bandwidth Throttling; Multi-Site/Disaster Recovery with Synchronous Replication
  • Thin provisioning support: LeftHand Thin Provisioning
  • Smart clone support: LeftHand SmartClone
  • Snapshot support: LeftHand Application Managed Snapshots
  • Availability features:
    • Redundant, hot swap power supplies
    • Redundant fans
    • Redundant, hot plug hard drives, integrated storage controller with flash backed write cache
    • Disk RAID 5, 6, and 10
    • Hyper-redundant clustered storage
    • Network RAID levels (per volume) 0,5,6,10,10+1, and 10+2 for up to four copies of data

StoreVirtual solutions, including virtual storage appliance offerings, all utilize HP's LeftHand operating system which is based on an all-inclusive licensing model. LeftHand 11.0 functionality includes multi-site high availability, thin provisioning, and adaptive optimization. LeftHand also integrates with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager via SMI-S and VMware vCenter Server via the HP Insight Control plug-in.

The StoreVirtual platform’s scale-out architecture offers near-linear performance improvements when additional StoreVirtual systems are added, whether a Virtual Storage Appliance on an x86 server or a cluster of StoreVirtual 4335 arrays. Network RAID technology aggregates all CPUs, RAID controllers, NICs, caches, and disk spindles into a single pool accessible to every volume in the cluster. HP StoreVirtual Storage is available across a number of HP ProLiant rack and blade models as well as a lineup of StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliances (VSAs).

Pricing and Availability

StoreVirtual 4335 is available now starting at $41,000 for a standard configuration equipped with seven 900GB SFF 10K SAS drives and three 400GB Enterprise Mainstream SSDs.

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage Product Page

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