In this Evaluator Group Technology Insight we focus on the attributes of modern Tier One enterprise storage that could be considered when writing an RFP for new arrays. We briefly outline the differences between modern Tier One and traditional Tier One storage and review HP 3PAR StoreServ in light of these differences. We will define Tier One storage in more detail as well as other storage platform tiers in later Technology Insights.
HP offers an approach to the modern data center that addresses systemic limitations in storage by offering Tier-1 solutions designed to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and quality—including purpose-built, all-flash arrays that are flash-optimized without being flash-limited. This white paper describes how, through the incorporation of total quality management throughout each process and stage of development, HP delivers solutions that exceed customer quality expectations, using HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage as an example.
If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford to not consider an all-flash array. HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage was built to make your IT investments go farther and protect them for longer without asking you to sacrifice performance or scalability. That’s why the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is the only all-flash array on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business limiting decisions when it comes to implementing your new all-flash array.
In this white paper, we will begin by looking at HP’s flash design strategy and how it differs from other vendors. Then we will present the architectural requirements for delivering real advantages in flash-based storage performance, efficiency, resiliency, and data mobility. We’ll also unveil the technical details of the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage, the only all-flash array in the industry to deliver the performance advantages of a flash-optimized architecture while delivering the Tier 1 resiliency and data services that power three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays are rapidly being adopted into many IT data centers. With the adoption of the array comes the need to support a non-disruptive method (supported by OS) to import data from aging architectures to new HP 3PAR StoreServ arrays. There is an increasing demand to support the migration from non-HP standard storage arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ arrays as part of the migrations. In the past, HP has supported migrations from HP 3PAR to HP 3PAR using HP 3PAR Peer Motion technology and EVA to HP 3PAR using HP 3PAR Online Import as part of the federated storage movement. HP is now announcing the ability to migrate data from EMC arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
Organizations no longer have to wait months or years to deploy an all-flash storage array into their environment to host their applications. The technologies in this most recent iteration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 ensure that organizations get the performance they need, the cost at which they need it and the platform stability to offer it up to as many applications as they see fit. By taking advantage of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 platform, organizations may confidently begin their journey into the all-flash world of tomorrow today with the knowledge that it will meet their various manageability, performance and scalability requirements along the way.
Hardware accelerated deduplication with no performance penalty is now available with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array. In this ChalkTalk, HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito shows how HP now has the most innovative all-flash array in the industry.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands-on testing and validation of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 storage array, with a focus on autonomic simplicity, efficient unified storage, application performance, and resilience for mid-range enterprises.
This white paper describes a set of best practices to deploy a 1,500-user virtualized Exchange 2007 environment using VMware® ESXT 3.5. Specifically, this project demonstrates how to configure and deploy the Exchange 2007 Mailbox, Hub Transport, and Client Access server roles onto individual VMware virtual machines (VMs), which in turn are deployed onto a single VMware ESX Server. The environment includes HP ProLiant c-Class Blade servers connected to an HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) Disk Array.
As the drive to "do more with less" becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today's infrastructure deployments. Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly reduce both capital and operational costs. However, implementations of thin technologies differ with the storage vendors. This Edison Group report looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace and compares the thin implementations from seven storage array platforms, including Hewlett-Packard's 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.
Fusion---iodelivers the world's data faster. From e---commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, companies are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion---io technology. ioControl Hybrid Storage from Fusion---io is ideal for customers seeking to virtualize mission---critical workloads, deliver high performance VDI, and control efficient application acceleration across shared storage environments.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Imagine a world where storage management is simplified; everything works together; there are no configuration issues when upgrading, and vendors all cooperate to allow information to be easily stored and retrieved seamlessly. This was a reality in the mainframe world, but the deployment of open systems shattered these concepts.
When deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, there are a number of factors that must be addressed to ensure a successful application deployment. Click here to receive a guide to design and configuration of the EVA8000 for Exchange Server 2003 deployments.
This white paper looks at what it takes to deliver a broad set of network storage solutions that address the ongoing needs of IT managers while accommodating their current business requirements. Learn more today!
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
A Windows-based Storage server can utilize its internal disk drives, or connect to an external storage array, which provides more flexibility for expansion and allows file services to be integrated into an existing SAN.
This technical report will discuss the installation and configuration of Site Recovery Manager with the Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays. It will cover setup, testing, failover, failback and troubleshooting. This document is designed to be used in conjunction with the Administrator Guide for Site Recovery Manager and assumes a prior knowledge of VMware Virtual Infrastructure.
Flash is quickly emerging as the preferred way to overcome the nagging performance limitations of hard disk ddrives. However, because flash comes at a significant price premium, outright replacement of HDDs with flash only makes sense in situations in which capacity requirements are relatively small and performance requirements are high. Learn how deployment approaches—including hybrid storage arrays, server flash, and all-flash arrays—that combine the performance of flash with the capacity of HDDs can be cost effective for a broad range of performance requirements.
This informative guide represents months of rigorous research that your organization can leverage to kick start its evaluation process. Read on to learn which private cloud array will qualify as best-in-class for your company.
Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.
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