HP offers all-flash 3PAR StoreServ 8000 storage for $19,479

HP today announced new quad-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage as well as a new eight-controller HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 AFA Starter Kit and software updates for HP 3PAR StoreServ family.

The focus of HP is to assist enterprises to accelerate their transition to all-flash data centers.

The starting price of the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage systems is $19,479, while the price of 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit with 2 controllers, 8 x 480GB cMLC SSD drives, and 3 years of Proactive Care 24×7 support, is $99,995.

The price of 20450 All-Flash Arrays is $85,167 and HP 3PAR Priority Optimization is priced at $1,210. HP Smart SAN 1.0 is licensed on a per-system basis for $200 for HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 and 8000 models. The starting price of RMC-V 1.2 is $2,500 per-array.

HP is betting big on the flash storage market that is growing at over 46 percent CAGR. “Regardless of your size, budget, growth rate, quality of service requirements, or even your storage network environment, HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage offers a best-in-class flash solution to power your public, private, or hybrid cloud with uncompromising adaptability from a single architecture,” said Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager, HP Storage.

The new HP 3PAR StoreServ 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 new models in the eight-controller 20000 family include a 20800 All-Flash Starter Kit starting at $99,000.

HP also announced the new 3PAR StoreServ 20450, an All-Flash Array which scales to 6 petabytes and 1.8 million IOPS. Built-in storage federation capabilities allow 8000 and 20000 models to be pooled together for up to 60 PB of aggregate usable capacity in a four-system federation with non-disruptive workload mobility across systems.

The 8000 family features HP 3PAR Gen5 Thin Express ASIC and double the bandwidth of rival platforms.
With over 20 gigabytes per second of read bandwidth, this new hardware lets customers double the workload performance of bandwidth-heavy database applications.

HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software allows users to specify latency goals at 0.5 milliseconds to ensure consistent service levels in multi-tenant environments.

HP added data protection to the 3PAR StoreServ powered by StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central for VMware (RMC-V). RMC-V delivers 17x faster VM protection by taking application-consistent snapshots on the HP 3PAR StoreServ array.

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

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