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Primeur weekly 2016-03-14

Exascale supercomputing

Argo project tests exascale prototype with Chameleon ...

Quantum computing

Protected Majorana states for quantum information ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 is now open for registration ...

Aston University to benefit from GBP 204 million government investment ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise accelerates all-flash data centre adoption ...

IBM 4Q server revenue outpaces overall 4Q server market growth ...

Virgin Media Business to power Met Office supercomputer ...

Mellanox showcases end to end 100Gb/s Ethernet solutions for Content Distribution Networks ...

Mellanox introduces world's first 25/50 Gb/s OCP Ethernet adapters for single and multi-host technology ...

Mellanox adds Cumulus Linux support for Ethernet switches ...

Lenovo and Juniper Networks announce global partnership ...

INRS takes giant step forward in generating optical qubits ...

Supermicro debuts Simply Double storage architecture optimized for Cloud, HPC, data centre, and enterprise at CeBIT 2016 ...

CSIRO uses Dell supercomputer to help combat post-childbirth complications in women ...

Seagate demonstrates fastest-ever SSD Flash drive ...

Worldwide server market revenues increase 5.2% in the fourth quarter as demand in China once again drives the market forward, according to IDC ...

Applications

Multi-scale simulations solve a plasma turbulence mystery ...

Big Data project aims to make breathing easier by mapping air quality ...

Data-intensive supercomputer brings new users to high performance computing for science ...

Study offers clearest picture yet of how HIV defeats a cellular defender ...

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud data centre in South Africa ...

Virtual time machine of Earth's geology now in the Cloud ...

Ground-breaking Elastic Computing solution from ProfitBricks and Bright ...

Rackspace expands OpenStack leadership with next generation bare metal servers ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise accelerates all-flash data centre adoption

10 Mar 2016 Palo Alto - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has made storage portfolio enhancements to help enterprises capture the benefits of an all-flash data centre while shielding them from risk. New offerings include: HPE 3PAR 20840 converged flash array; HPE StoreOnce 5500 and multi-node 6600 data protection; and the Get Thinner Guarantee programme. Through consolidation, cost reduction, and greater performance, the all-flash data centre can reduce IT budgets by one-third while improving business agility. To safely and securely realize these benefits at scale, enterprises and service providers require a Tier-1 flash storage architecture that delivers multi-protocol support and advanced data protection.

Over the past year, HPE has refreshed its entire flash-optimized 3PAR Storage portfolio, set multiple industry performance records, and emerged as the only major storage vendor to achieve year-over-year market share growth over 8 consecutive quarters. The newest member of the 3PAR family, the HPE 3PAR 20840 Storage array is the highest performing, most scalable converged flash array on the market. To help enterprises avoid risks that come with infrastructure consolidation, the 20840 offers secure multi-tenancy and tight integration with the world's fastest and most scalable data protection system, the new HPE StoreOnce 6600.

"The all-flash data center requires an architecture that is flash-first, not flash-limited", stated Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager for storage, HPE. "3PAR is the only flash platform capable of delivering enterprise-class flash without compromise. This is why we've outpaced market growth and taken share from every major competitor."

Scaling out to eight controller nodes and built to supply "6-nines" uptime, the 3PAR StoreServ 20840 is ideal for those consolidating multiple racks of legacy, high-end storage for CAPEX and OPEX savings. The system delivers up to 21 Petabytes of usable capacity and up to 3.2 million random-read IOPS with industry-leading throughput while consuming up to 85 percent less space, power, and cooling than traditional high-end arrays like EMC VMAX. The system's massive scalability, compact footprint, and industry-leading performance increase business agility by accelerating the most performance-hungry workloads and mission-critical applications for 23 percent lower price than competing all-flash arrays.

As a converged flash array, the mixed media and multi-protocol support delivered by the 20840 provide the flexibility to consolidate block and file workloads for greater space and cost savings. With the now more scalable HPE 3PAR File Persona10 and new 8TB Nearline drives, the 20840 can provide affordable flash-adjacent archiving suited to less active data on the same system running applications on flash drives. This allows for space, power, cooling, and management overhead savings.

For customers who don't need the massive scale of the3PAR 20000 family, HPE recently published SPC-1 results for the 3PAR 8450 that demonstrate the platform's superior value, earning it the no. 1 position in terms of SPC-1 Price-Performance as ranked against all other external drive arrays, delivering a cost of just $0.23 cents per SPC-1 IOP.

To reduce the risks of all-flash consolidation, HPE also announced a new range of enterprise-class HPE StoreOnce Systems that protect service levels in even the largest and most flash-centric environments.

The new StoreOnce line-up offers 2x the scalability, 3x greater performance, and half-the cost than comparable EMC Data Domain systems. Built for the needs of the all-flash data centre, the new HPE StoreOnce 5500 and multi-node 6600 offer ease of integration, flexible connectivity, application-centric back-up, and the ability to perform flat backup directly from 3PAR Storage. The unique integration with 3PAR via HPE StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central software enables enterprises to protect data directly from within applications like VMware and Microsoft SQL up to 17x faster and restore data 5x faster than traditional back-up.

The new HPE StoreOnce 5500 helps enterprises meet the most stringent recovery time and recovery point objectives even in massively consolidated environments by enabling 33 percent faster back-up than competitive systems and scalability up to 864 TB - almost twice the capacity of the nearest competitor. With a cost of only $0.02 per GB of logical capacity,15 the 5500 is the ideal solution for affordable, application-centric data protection that gives administrators greater control, flexibility, and productivity.

The scale-out HPE StoreOnce 6600 is the industry's fastest and most scalable data protection solution, designed for the largest and most mission-critical Tier-1 environments. With unique features such as multi-node resiliency and autonomic restart capabilities, the 6600 is capable of protecting up to 1.7 Petabytes of data at up to 184 TB per hour, which is 3x faster and twice the scale of the closest competitor.

The new HPE Get Thinner Guarantee programme offers a free, up-front workload assessment and a written assurance of as much as 75 percent capacity savings that removes guesswork in migrating from legacy storage onto all-flash HPE 3PAR arrays.

The programme, which now includes savings from 3PAR Thin Deduplication, uses specialized, Big Data assessment tools to determine the amount of capacity reduction that a customer can expect to see by migrating to a 3PAR all-flash array. The program uses these results to offer an individualized, written guarantee of customer capacity savings.

With this programme, HPE offers the strongest assurance of capacity reduction on the market, backed by a written contract. Participation does not require any professional services and features the fastest ASIC-based array migration tool on the market, HPE 3PAR Online Import software, which allows HPE customers and partners to easily move from EMC, HDS, and IBM storage to all-flash HPE 3PAR Storage.

HPE 3PAR 20840 Storage Systems are available worldwide, orderable and shipping immediately with a US street price starting at $147,000, Supporting 1,920 Drives (up to 1,024 SSDs) and 15PB usable; support for 2,304 Drives (up to 1,152 SSDs) and 21PB usable supported as of 2H2016.

The 8TB 7.2K Nearline SAS drives are available worldwide, orderable and shipping from March 29th 2016 with a US street price starting at $1,705.

The new HPE 3PAR Get Thinner Programme is now available worldwide for new sales of 3PAR 8000 and 20000 Storage Systems.

The new StoreOnce 5500 will be available worldwide from 31st March 2016 with a US street price starting at $35,100. The new StoreOnce 6600 will be available worldwide from 31st March 2016 with a US street price starting at $75,000.
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-03-14

Exascale supercomputing

Argo project tests exascale prototype with Chameleon ...

Quantum computing

Protected Majorana states for quantum information ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 is now open for registration ...

Aston University to benefit from GBP 204 million government investment ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise accelerates all-flash data centre adoption ...

IBM 4Q server revenue outpaces overall 4Q server market growth ...

Virgin Media Business to power Met Office supercomputer ...

Mellanox showcases end to end 100Gb/s Ethernet solutions for Content Distribution Networks ...

Mellanox introduces world's first 25/50 Gb/s OCP Ethernet adapters for single and multi-host technology ...

Mellanox adds Cumulus Linux support for Ethernet switches ...

Lenovo and Juniper Networks announce global partnership ...

INRS takes giant step forward in generating optical qubits ...

Supermicro debuts Simply Double storage architecture optimized for Cloud, HPC, data centre, and enterprise at CeBIT 2016 ...

CSIRO uses Dell supercomputer to help combat post-childbirth complications in women ...

Seagate demonstrates fastest-ever SSD Flash drive ...

Worldwide server market revenues increase 5.2% in the fourth quarter as demand in China once again drives the market forward, according to IDC ...

Applications

Multi-scale simulations solve a plasma turbulence mystery ...

Big Data project aims to make breathing easier by mapping air quality ...

Data-intensive supercomputer brings new users to high performance computing for science ...

Study offers clearest picture yet of how HIV defeats a cellular defender ...

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud data centre in South Africa ...

Virtual time machine of Earth's geology now in the Cloud ...

Ground-breaking Elastic Computing solution from ProfitBricks and Bright ...

Rackspace expands OpenStack leadership with next generation bare metal servers ...