HP today said the HP 3PAR StoreServ storage offers 25 percent lower cost for flash storage.
With the latest development, HP aims for better revenue share. IT market intelligence firm Gartner says HP was the fastest growing flash vendor based on revenue from shipments of Solid-State Arrays in the market in 2014.
HP is lowering the cost of all-flash storage to $1.50 per usable gigabyte and introducing ultra-dense and scalable flash systems.
The new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage 20000 enterprise flash family boosts performance with over 3.2 million IOPS at sub-millisecond latency and consumes 85 percent less space than traditional high-end arrays for massive footprint reduction.
As per the latest strategy, HP is unveiling flash-optimized software for non-disruptive workload balancing across the data center.
“Early flash adopters are seeing benefits such as extreme savings and productivity enhancements that are leading to an all-flash strategy for more applications,” said Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager of HP Storage.
Combined with HP flash optimization and hardware-accelerated data compaction that increases usable capacity by 75 percent, these 3.84 terabyte drives bring down the cost of all-flash storage to $1.50 per usable gigabyte, approaching that of 10K RPM SAS hard disk drives.
Customers can apply space efficient snapshot features like those in 3PAR StoreServ to the multiple full data copies used for developers and data warehouses, and reduce capacity needs by 6 times, reducing cost per gigabyte to $0.25.
HP claims that its 3PAR StoreServ 20000 scales-out to eight nodes for customers, who consolidate multiple racks of legacy storage while assuring application quality of service. The all-flash 3PAR StoreServ 20850 delivers greater than 3.2 million IOPS at sub-millisecond latency and over 75 GBps of sustained throughput for maximum application performance.
The new family includes the 3PAR StoreServ 20800 converged flash array which scales up to 15 petabytes (PB) of usable capacity.
Density is over 8 times that of major flash array competitors. These new 3PAR StoreServ models consolidate 280 terabytes of usable capacity into a single 2U drive chassis and 5.5 PB usable onto a single floor tile.
HP announced 3PAR Remote Copy integration with HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software. StoreOnce RMC enables application-managed snapshots on HP 3PAR StoreServ systems and automatic movement of data to HP StoreOnce that is 17 times faster than traditional backup with almost 5 times faster restore.
The price of HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage Systems is $75,000. The new 3PAR StoreServ software features will only be available for 20000 systems.