December 3rd, 2012 by Mark Kidd
HP Announces Converged Storage Portfolio Refresh
HP today introduced updates and additions across its Converged Storage portfolio to simplify and streamline the transition to a unified enterprise storage architecture for all deployment sizes. The refresh extends throughout HP’s 3PAR StoreServ Storage, StoreAll Storage, and StoreOnce Backup product offerings. The HP Converged Storage system is designed to overcome legacy storage limitations with a single system architecture from with common data services for block, object and file applications. This infrastructure increases asset utilization while also providing centralized search and analytics to streamline administration and deriving value from information.
New additions to the Converged Storage portfolio include:
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage
The 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage is a midrange quad-controller platform offering Tier 1 storage availability and quality of service features at an entry price point. 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage offers sub-LUN tiering across HDDs and SSDs and synchronized 3-way replication. The system supports both block and file data services, and is available with HDDs and SSDs. According to HP, an all-SSD configuration it is capable of performing more than 320,000 IOPS in 8K 100% random read Iometer benchmarks.
HP StoreAll Storage
StoreAll Storage is HP's a scalable platform for object and file data access in big data archive and cloud storage applications. StoreAll Express Query is a metadata database that integrates with HP Autonomy Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) to offload processing tasks to StoreAll. HP StoreAll Storage can be integrated with HP Autonomy Consolidated Archive to deliver advanced analytics and streamlines processing and review for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance.
HP StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup
StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup systems for small and midsize businesses provide data movement and deduplication to reduce data protection costs in remote sites and data centers. Earlier this year, the company introduced HP StoreOnce Catalyst software for the enterprise StoreOnce 6000 series backup solution. Now, the entire line of StoreOnce Backup solutions also befits from Catalyst support.
New Converged Storage Services
HP also announced Converged Storage Services in three areas:
- HP StoreOnce performance optimization, and assistance transitioning HP EVA to HP 3PAR Storage.
- HP Financial Services Capacity on Demand responds to unpredictable or fluctuating infrastructure and storage requirements.
- 3PAR StoreServ, StoreAll and StoreOnce Storage integration, with systems management expertise and operational best practices.
Pricing and Availability
HP StoreServ 7200 is now available starting at a list price of $20,000. StoreServ 7400 starts at $32,000. HP Priority Optimization will be available in 2013. HP expects StoreAll Storage to be available on Dec. 20, priced as low as $0.91 per GB. HP StoreOnce 6200 Backup systems are now available, start at a list price of $250,000. StoreOnce 2000 Backup systems start at $10,000 and HP StoreOnce 4000 Backup systems start at $30,000. HP StoreOnce Catalyst Software licenses start at $500.