HP India extends flash storage portfolio with all-flash array

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HP India on Tuesday announced innovations for its storage device HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, including a new 8000 family all-flash array.

HP claimed the device has twice the workload performance of previous generations and automated performance assurance with flash-optimized quality of service (QoS) controls.

The HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 family includes all-flash configurations as well as converged-flash arrays. It is available immediately at a starting price of $19,479.

Like the HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage 20000 family, the 8000 family delivers up to 5.5 petabytes of usable flash capacity within a single floor tile without compromising data services or scalability, HP said.

Additionally, HP introduced new models in the eight-controller 20000 family – 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit and 3PAR StoreServ 20450 All-Flash Array. The first model is available for $99,995 and the latter is for $85,167.

The new 8000 family shares the same hardware acceleration as the eight-node enterprise-flash 20000 family. The latest one features the HP 3PAR Gen5 Thin Express ASIC and double the bandwidth of competitive platforms.

HP said both the 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and 20000 flash arrays are certified for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration.

HP 3PAR Priority Optimization is available worldwide as part of the HP 3PAR Data Optimization Suite starting at $1,210. Similarly, HP Smart SAN 1.0 is available for $200 per-system basis for HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 and 8000 models.

For customers who are deploying flash over Fibre Channel, HP said, SmartSAN for HP 3PAR StoreServ uses Express Provisioning technology to orchestrate SAN fabric zoning autonomically. This will reduce the number of steps required to provision a SAN by 80 percent.

Meanwhile, RMC-V 1.2 will be available worldwide in October 2015 and is licensed per-array, starting at $2,500.

Arya MM
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