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:
"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 HPs 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:
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:
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.