Press Release: 24 June 2013

HP Expands Converged Storage Portfolio

New solutions deliver all-flash array performance and enable backup-as-a-service using software-defined storage
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HONG KONG, June 24, 2013 — HP today expanded thecompany’s Converged Storage portfolio with a solid-state optimized all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ system that delivers performance and low latency without compromising enterprise resiliency or adding datacenter complexity.

HP also has extended its six-year lead in software-defined storage with a new HP StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) that cuts the cost of small site backup by up to 65 percent.(1)

“It’s impossible for organizations to deal with unpredictable workloads cost effectively if they’re managing disparate storage silos,” said Mike Prieto, vice president and general manager, HP Storage, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “With the new 3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce innovations customers get best-in-class purpose-built solutions to address critical new requirements while retaining the simplicity that comes from an approach that can manage and serve a variety of needs without creating new storage silos.”

Maximizing enterprise agility with an all-flash, solid-state optimized array

The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system delivers more than 550,000 input/output operations per second with less than 0.7 millisecond response time.(2) Flash-specific caching algorithms dynamically adjust read/write granularity to reduce latency and speed transactions. In addition, HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software assures performance for specific workloads to improve overall productivity.

To deliver a rapid return on investment, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system has hardware-accelerated data compaction that reduces capacity needs by up to 50 percent without degrading performance.(3) Systemwide striping, which automatically writes data across all resources, increases throughput, load balances the system, and extends media life by eliminating hot spots. Unlike offerings from startup companies, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 assures business continuity with persistent technologies that provide constant application access in the event of local hardware issues or multisite disasters.

HP is the only vendor to offer a single product architecture that spans midrange-priced platforms, all-flash performance-optimized platforms and enterprise platforms with multipetabyte scale.(4) Competitors with legacy portfolios are unable to make the leap from traditional storage to flash optimized systems without starting from scratch or introducing separate storage silos.(1) HP 3PAR StoreServ’s simplification provides investment protection, reduces cost and speeds deployment, all of which is only possible because of the modern architecture of the 3PAR StoreServ system. Leveraging the same core architecture allows all systems to share common data services, such as HP 3PAR Peer Motion storage federation software to move live data nondisruptively to other systems and sites.

New software and SAN infrastructure for the entire HP 3PAR StoreServ family

New features added to HP 3PAR StoreServ strengthens enterprise security with advanced data encryption to assist healthcare, finance, and government customers to meet their compliance requirements.

Unlike competitors that require the separate expense of a dedicated appliance, HP 3PAR Peer Persistence is an active-active stretch cluster that provides transparent data center failover to eliminate workflow disruptions.(1)

HP also announced a new HP StoreFabric 16-gigabit (Gb) SAN infrastructure that eliminates bandwidth bottlenecks to maximize the performance of flash-based systems.

Second-generation software-defined storage for more efficient data protection

HP StoreOnce VSA deploys as a virtual machine on existing industry-standard servers, eliminating the need for customers to purchase dedicated hardware. It enables backup as a service offering for hosting providers and lowers costs for enterprise remote office protection. In addition, HP StoreOnce VSA reduces physical hardware requirements by up to 50 percent and energy costs by up to 70 percent.(5) The new HP StoreOnce VSA joins software-defined networking, server and storage as part of the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio.

Unlike the fragmented complexity of competitive solutions, only HP StoreOnce meets enterprise disk backup needs with a single storage architecture.(1) It can be deployed across application and backup servers, as well as on physical and virtual storage appliances. This enables customers to transfer deduplicated data between any HP StoreOnce system without adding the bandwidth and management overhead of disparate systems.

Delivering best-in-class scalability to support rapidly growing environments

The HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library has enterprise-class features for long-term data protection at a midrange price. It starts small and expands easily to provide industry-leading performance, scale and density – up to 60.4 TB/hour and 3.5 PB – in a single library.

The HP Converged Storage portfolio is further integrated with the new HP Data Protector 8 backup and recovery software. Customers can now protect environments with up to 1 trillion unique filenames, more than 100 times that of competitive backup applications.(1)

Pricing and availability

  • HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage systems are available now at a starting price of HK$700,000.
  • HP 3PAR Priority Optimization Software is available now.
  • The HP StoreOnce VSA will be available in July at HK$23,000 for 10 TB of capacity.
  • The HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library is available now at an entry price of HK$200,000.
  • HP Data Protector 8 will be available in July.

All offerings are available worldwide from HP and authorized channel partners.

Additional information about the new HP Converged Storage solutions is available at

A recording of the HP Discover Las Vegas press conference is available at:

(1) Based on HP internal comparative analysis of publicly available data from major competitors, June 2013.
(2) Based on HP internal testing using public domain I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tools.
(3) The above is intended to highlight certain aspects of HP’s Get Thin Guarantee and does not contain the full terms, conditions, limitations, definitions and other provisions (“Terms”) of the Get Thin Guarantee.
(4) ESG, “HP’s New All-Flash 3PAR Is ‘All-Integrated’ Under Existing Management Umbrella” June 2013.
(5) Based on HP comparisons of public data on HP StoreOnce VSA and EMC DD 160 data sheets as of May 2013.

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