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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology

23 Aug 2011 Palo Alto - HP has expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage software that enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and Cloud computing environments.

HP also introduced new HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems with powerful features for the delivery of enterprise IT within public and private Clouds, called IT-as-a-Service. These features include multitenancy for workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilization and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility.

IDC estimates that by 2012, 85 percent of new applications will be specifically designed to be accessed in the Cloud. Agile delivery of these virtualized and Cloud-based applications requires linking multiple storage systems together to act as a single entity. Called storage federation, this capability can eliminate the extra layer of virtualization appliances and, as a result, decrease cost, administration overhead and service-level risk within the data centre architecture.

"Legacy storage systems architected 20 years ago were never designed for the dynamic IT-as-a-Service world, forcing organisations to use expensive and inefficient bolt-on virtualization approaches", stated David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, Storage, HP. "The true peer-based storage federation in HP Converged Storage solutions can handle the inherent unpredictability of always-on, multitenant environments while reducing expense, management overhead and risk to service levels."

New HP Peer Motion software, available for HP LeftHand and HP 3PAR Storage Systems, delivers the industry's first peer-to-peer storage federation capabilities that span from a virtual storage area network (SAN) software appliance to midrange and high-end storage systems. HP 3PAR and HP LeftHand Peer Motion software enables clients to:

  • Ensure constant productivity and redistribute workloads non-disruptively in response to an unpredictable environment with federated workload balancing.
  • Increase return on investment with federated Thin Provisioning, which transparently moves application data to systems with available capacity, reducing the need for future storage purchases.
  • Improve productivity by moving data from retiring arrays to new systems non-disruptively with federated asset management, which eliminates downtime or service interruption during storage asset refresh activities.

"Our research is telling us what IT executives all over the globe already suspect, namely that taking the same approach with storage in next-generation data centres won't deliver the results needed", stated Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, a full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm. "The new HP 3PAR platform scores at or near the top of every open-systems criteria we've considered for tier 1 storage for this new data centre model."

Clients can be confident that the innovation which made 3PAR unique is continuing as part of HP. Less than a year following HP’s acquisition of 3PAR, the company is introducing the HP P10000 3PAR Storage System with two new models, the V400 and V800 (HP 3PAR V-Class).

The HP 3PAR V-Class is a powerful, mission-critical storage system that simultaneously supports mixed, unpredictable and multitenant workloads on a single high-performance array. This unique capability is delivered by the HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC, which simplifies management by:

  • Consolidating unpredictable workloads, such as financial trading and virtualized application deployments, without the need for manual separation of diverse workloads onto different storage resources or storage systems.
  • Providing 1.5 times greater port connectivity and disk resources, as well as up to three times greater performance for sequential workloads such as data analytics, versus previous 3PAR systems.
  • Autonomically load balancing all data within the array in one click as new resources are added to the system, raising the performance and service-level availability of all volumes on the system.

Clients using competitive storage arrays typically achieve written data utilization rates as little as 10 to 20 percent. The HP 3PAR V-Class eliminates the need to purchase unnecessary disk space by fully leveraging available capacity with:

  • Three times greater bandwidth for fat-to-thin conversion, which allows clients to quickly move their data to more efficient thin volumes, achieving greater capacity utilization.
  • Identification and reclamation of unused storage capacity in granular increments as an application writes and deletes data with a new "nano reclamation" engine.
  • Remote data replication that detects and eliminates unused space in traditional volumes, reducing network and remote capacity needs.

The HP 3PAR V-Class is a core technology of the new HP VirtualSystem and HP CloudSystem solutions, which integrate hardware, software and services to speed deployment and enable a simple path to an open, hybrid Cloud enterprise.

HP VirtualSystem and HP CloudSystem solutions featuring the HP 3PAR V-Class Storage System are expected to be available later this year. The HP P10000 3PAR Storage System is expected to be available worldwide on August 29 with a U.S. list price starting at $288,633 from HP or channel partners.

HP 3PAR Peer Motion is a separate software product available for an additional charge. Clients under existing support contracts for HP LeftHand Storage Systems can upgrade their operating environments at no additional charge to take advantage of HP LeftHand Peer Motion.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...