February 19th, 2013 by Mark Kidd
New HP Converged Storage Offerings for Midrange Businesses and Channel Partners
HP today announced new HP StoreVirtual Storage systems based on the company’s ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) technology, aimed at midsize virtualized environments and HP channel partners with entry-to-midmarket storage portfolios. HP has also introduced a channel-only StoreSystem solution with 3PAR StoreServ Storage and StoreOnce Backup functionality.
HP StoreVirtual 4530 and 4730 Storage
New StoreVirtual 4530 and 4730 Storage systems have been optimized for virtualized applications, with 10 times greater memory and four times larger cache than their StoreVirtual predecessors, with 10Gb iSCSI connectivity for all models. StoreVirtual 4530 systems can now leverage 3TB drives, increasing storage density by 50% over previous-generation systems. The new StoreVirtual 4730 system is a 25-drive system with 900GB drives, tripling the capacity and doubling the performance of the previous StoreVirtual P4500 G2.
New StoreVirtual systems feature HP LeftHand OS 10 software, which offers online upgrades, proactive alerts for configuration errors, three-times faster replication than the previous generation, and a centralized administrative console that can nondisruptively move data across tiers, locations, and models.
StoreSystem integrates HP Converged Storage functionality in a single system for primary block-and-file storage with information protection. According to HP, Converged Storage can cut application disk capacity requirements by 50 percent, double virtual machine density and reduce backup capacity requirements by up to 95 percent. StoreSystem solutions ship pre-racked from HP for rapid deployment and are available exclusively through HP’s channel partners.
StoreSystem utilizes 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage to offer Tier 1 storage availability and QoS features. 3PAR StoreServ software bundles base operating system, replication, data optimization, reporting and security suites, as well as application suites for VMware to streamline deployment and management. 3PAR StoreServ File Services provision file shares and block volumes through a single user interface and single pool of capacity.
Availability and Pricing
StoreSystem is now available from HP channel partners at $171,000. New HP StoreVirtual Storage 4530 and 4730 models are expected globally in March starting at $28,000 for StoreVirtual 4530 Storage and $48,000 for StoreVirtual 4730 Storage.