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Primeur weekly 2017-02-20

Focus

HPC expert Genias Benelux to show its skillful expertise in brandnew website ...

Are billion Euro Flagships the right way to finance innovative areas like graphene, human brain research and quantum computing? ...

Exascale supercomputing

Advanced fusion code led by PPPL selected to participate in Early Science Programmes on three new DOE Office of Science pre-exascale supercomputers ...

Focus on Europe

From robotics to particle physics: Data analytics gets the spotlight in Distinguished Talk series at ISC 2017 ...

A new spin on electronics ...

Data mining tools for personalized cancer treatment ...

Why host HPC in Iceland to tackle Big Data for life sciences at Earlham Insititute ...

Biological experiments become transparent - anywhere, any time ...

Middleware

IBM delivers new platform to help clients address storage challenges at massive scale ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils most significant 3PAR Flash storage innovations to date ...

Hardware

Tokyo Institute of Technology partners with DDN on Tsubame3.0 to build forward-looking AI and Big Data computing infrastructure ...

Mellanox demonstrates four times improvement in crypto performance with Innova IPsec 40G Ethernet network adapter ...

Supermicro launches BigTwin - the industry's highest performing Twin multi-node system supporting the full range of CPUs, maximum memory and all-flash NVMe ...

Applications

Researchers catch extreme waves with higher-resolution modelling ...

Researchers are creating software to 'clean' large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use Big Data ...

Designing new materials from 'small' data ...

Success by deception ...

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer ...

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices ...

Perimeter Institute researchers apply machine learning to condensed matter physics ...

When treating brain aneurysms, two isn't always better than one ...

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers ...

Analyzing data for transportation systems using TACC's Rustler, XSEDE ECSS support ...

NCSA facilitates performance comparisons with China's nr. 1 supercomputer ...

IBM delivers Watson for cyber security to power cognitive security operations centres ...

The Cloud

Optimizing data centre placement and network design to strengthen Cloud computing ...

Dutch start-up solution impacts data centres ...

OpenFog Consortium releases landmark reference architecture for Fog computing ...

IBM brings machine learning to the private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates hybrid Cloud adoption by enabling channel partners to offer VMware solutions ...

Oracle launches Cloud service to help organisations integrate disparate data and drive real-time analytics ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils most significant 3PAR Flash storage innovations to date

13 Feb 2017 Palo Alto - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched its most significant set of 3PAR storage innovations to date, including a next-generation HPE 3PAR Operating System that provides a futureproof foundation for hybrid IT.

New 3PAR Adaptive Data Reduction (ADR) delivers comprehensive data compaction to lower capacity costs. Updates to 3PAR Peer Persistence mitigate risks by enabling disaster recovery across greater distances. Off-premises copy management with HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) extends data protection beyond the array. Expanded automation capabilities for 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) improve business agility.

As all-flash storage becomes the new normal, customers are realizing that pure-play all-flash systems cannot address the new requirements arising from this 'third wave' of flash evolution. These new demands go beyond the performance or cost of an individual flash array, meaning that all-flash storage vendors must also help customers simplify operations across the data center, mitigate risks from edge to core to Cloud and support hybrid IT transformation. The HPE 3PAR innovations provide customers a futureproof solution for these third-wave demands with support for Cloud-native applications, data centre-wide orchestration, tier-1 resiliency and a seamless path to emerging technologies such as storage class memory (SCM) and NVM Express (NVMe).

"Customers see all-flash storage as only one part of a hybrid IT strategy", stated Bill Philbin, senior vice president, Data Center Infrastructure Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "3PAR is a best-in-class array but we go further to optimize the full stack and provide data mobility across systems - an approach that has helped us grow faster than the market over the last 18 months."

Technology refresh cycles for storage are growing longer while at the same time flash media technology is changing faster than ever. This is why HPE engineers an enduring design into its 3PAR Architecture. One example is the recent tech preview of 3PAR 3D Cache for flash hyper-acceleration using SCM over NVMe, which showcases the ability to easily support new technologies.

Another example is the new 3PAR Adaptive Data Reduction (ADR) feature, which can reduce capacity needs by 75 percent. Spanning in-line deduplication and compression, ADR can be selectively applied and includes built-in intelligence to avoid wasting system resources. ADR also goes beyond compression with a unique 3PAR Data Packing algorithm that organizes data writes in a way that avoids the garbage-heavy processes that weigh down other flash storage arrays.

In addition, the latest 3PAR OS enables customers to:

  • Accelerate applications running over iSCSI to reduce latency by up to 40 percent via 3PAR Express Writes optimization.
  • Better support cloud computing deployments with iSCSI updates that include expanded host connectivity and multi-tenant IP networking.
  • Serve more workloads with 3PAR File Persona updates that double scalability, automate provisioning and enable cross-protocol file sharing.

These benefits are available at no extra charge as part of new, all-inclusive licensing that simplifies purchasing and reduces costs by up to 30 percent. Additionally, the HPE 3PAR Flash Now initiative enables acquisition of an upgraded 3PAR flash array plus networking and data protection for just pennies per usable gigabyte per month via a simple Cloud-like consumption model.

As critical workloads migrate to flash, risk mitigation is critical. HPE reduces risk in hybrid IT deployments, starting with transparent application and host failover at the core of the data centre via HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence, which now has three-data center support for disaster recovery across greater distances.

For data protection beyond the array, HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) provides seamless, application-managed snapshots and data movement from 3PAR to secondary HPE StoreOnce Systems. The newest version of RMC delivers 23x faster back-up and 7x faster restores than the leading backup ISV with 9x lower CPU consumption - which minimizes backup impact on application servers. Due to all-inclusive licensing, RMC now comes at no additional charge with the 3PAR array. In addition, RMC can deliver as much as a half million dollar cost savings over a three-year period compared to traditional ISV back-up process.

As part of the right mix of on-prem and off-prem storage, data protected on HPE StoreOnce Systems can now be replicated to the cloud thanks to HPE StoreOnce VSA software in Microsoft Azure with support from HPE Recovery Manager Central, Data Protector and other leading back-up applications.

Extending data protection to edge computing and software-defined storage (SDS), HPE also introduced Peer Copy, a copy management feature within RMC that enables bi-directional movement of snapshot data between StoreVirtual VSA and 3PAR arrays. Customers can utilize Peer Copy with new StoreVirtual VSA Ready Node reference architectures based on HPE ProLiant servers to easily protect SDS in locations such as remote and branch offices.

As customers embrace hybrid IT to speed service delivery, HPE continues to embed automation and Cloud-based analytic capabilities into 3PAR management tools that complement integration into HPE OneView and HPE Synergy.

The new HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) includes the ability to automate and schedule large-scale data migrations of up to twenty-four 3PAR or supported third-party storage systems. In addition, SSMC now features HPE Smart SAN integration for fully automated, one-click SAN zoning of Fibre Channel networks - reducing fabric provisioning effort by 90 percent.8 Updates to the HPE StoreFront Remote Cloud analytics portal provide 3PAR customers with best practice recommendations to pro-actively reduce risk, manage software updates and assist in capacity planning.

The HPE 3PAR next-generation operating system (3PAR OS 3.3.1) is available worldwide in Q1 2017 at no additional charge for 3PAR customers with valid support contracts. The HPE StoreOnce VSA for Azure is available worldwide in Q1 2017 starting at $1400. HPE Peer Copy and HPE Recovery Manager Central are available in Q2 2017 worldwide at no additional charge for 3PAR and StoreVirtual VSA customers with valid support contracts.

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-02-20

Focus

HPC expert Genias Benelux to show its skillful expertise in brandnew website ...

Are billion Euro Flagships the right way to finance innovative areas like graphene, human brain research and quantum computing? ...

Exascale supercomputing

Advanced fusion code led by PPPL selected to participate in Early Science Programmes on three new DOE Office of Science pre-exascale supercomputers ...

Focus on Europe

From robotics to particle physics: Data analytics gets the spotlight in Distinguished Talk series at ISC 2017 ...

A new spin on electronics ...

Data mining tools for personalized cancer treatment ...

Why host HPC in Iceland to tackle Big Data for life sciences at Earlham Insititute ...

Biological experiments become transparent - anywhere, any time ...

Middleware

IBM delivers new platform to help clients address storage challenges at massive scale ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils most significant 3PAR Flash storage innovations to date ...

Hardware

Tokyo Institute of Technology partners with DDN on Tsubame3.0 to build forward-looking AI and Big Data computing infrastructure ...

Mellanox demonstrates four times improvement in crypto performance with Innova IPsec 40G Ethernet network adapter ...

Supermicro launches BigTwin - the industry's highest performing Twin multi-node system supporting the full range of CPUs, maximum memory and all-flash NVMe ...

Applications

Researchers catch extreme waves with higher-resolution modelling ...

Researchers are creating software to 'clean' large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use Big Data ...

Designing new materials from 'small' data ...

Success by deception ...

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer ...

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices ...

Perimeter Institute researchers apply machine learning to condensed matter physics ...

When treating brain aneurysms, two isn't always better than one ...

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers ...

Analyzing data for transportation systems using TACC's Rustler, XSEDE ECSS support ...

NCSA facilitates performance comparisons with China's nr. 1 supercomputer ...

IBM delivers Watson for cyber security to power cognitive security operations centres ...

The Cloud

Optimizing data centre placement and network design to strengthen Cloud computing ...

Dutch start-up solution impacts data centres ...

OpenFog Consortium releases landmark reference architecture for Fog computing ...

IBM brings machine learning to the private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates hybrid Cloud adoption by enabling channel partners to offer VMware solutions ...

Oracle launches Cloud service to help organisations integrate disparate data and drive real-time analytics ...