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Primeur weekly 2012-08-06

The Cloud

Oracle buys Xsigo ...

M2M player Arkessa chooses Telecloud, the data centre Cloud ...

Cavium unveils Project Thunder to reshape the next generation Cloud and data centre ...

Rackspace Open Cloud offers easily scalable computing and freedom from vendor lock-in ...

Transactional processing, secure in the Cloud - now a reality with TransCertain and RACE ...

Desktop Grids

Collaborative computing, pioneered at University of Wisconsin-Madison, helped drive LHC analysis ...

EuroFlash

Visualization Sciences Group announces acquisition of amira 3D visualization and analysis software for life sciences and bio-medical data ...

MPI-3.0 public draft and call for comments ...

Getting started with Allinea DDT tutorials ...

Rothamsted Research increases its DNA sequencing and analysis capability by adding the new Active Motif TimeLogic Biocomputing platform ...

USFlash

Cray reports strong second quarter 2012 results ...

New supercomputer bolsters world's biggest radio telescope ...

University of Rochester inaugurates new era of health care research ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Astellas: start of joint drug discovery research for neglected tropical diseases ...

Mapping the future of climate change in Africa ...

Massive data for miniscule communities ...

HP boosts application performance with HP 3PAR solid state technology ...

California Institute of Technology selects Oracle's StorageTek Tape Storage to archive and access petabytes of scientific research data ...

A new high performance and fault-tolerant datacenter network for modular datacenters was proposed ...

FEI buys 3D Visualization Software Company ...

Networcsim hoping to broaden wireless revolution ...

HP boosts application performance with HP 3PAR solid state technology

30 Jul 2012 Palo Alto - HP has introduced an all-solid state drive (SSD) configuration for HP 3PAR P10000 Storage to improve organisations' application performance while reducing operational costs and IT complexity.

Organisations with massive cloud and virtualized environments are turning to SSDs to address application performance gaps and improve infrastructure efficiency. However, integrating SSDs in legacy IT environments can be challenging and costly. Limitations on the number of SSDs per array can force clients to buy multiple systems, which in turn increases physical footprint, power usage and cooling expenses.

In addition, administrators are often required to move data manually between storage tiers to optimize service levels. This extremely time-intensive process increases data-center maintenance requirements, which can eliminate the performance and cost benefits that SSDs deliver.

The new all-SSD configuration for HP 3PAR P10000 Storage eliminates these issues with a single tier of solid state storage while also delivering the same industry-leading performance as the existing HP 3PAR P10000. By supporting up to 512 SSDs per array, the all-SSD HP 3PAR system reduces equipment costs, data-centre footprint and energy expenses. Client cost per input/output operations per second is reduced by 70 percent, and cost per kilowatt hour is cut by more than 80 percent, making all-SSD HP 3PAR P10000 Storage ideal for performance-driven applications.

HP 3PAR P10000 systems also allow clients to combine SSDs with traditional Fibre Channel drives and deploy HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization software to achieve autonomic storage tiering. Adaptive Optimization distributes data to the right storage tier at the right time, reducing data-center management costs and maximizing system performance.

"Before our move to HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software with solid state, service levels were being compromised and substantial time was spent moving between tiers reactively", stated Ken Kirchoff, director, Unix Systems and Storage, Priceline. "Now that data is automatically tiered, our total cost of ownership has dramatically improved, and our staff has more freedom to concentrate on strategic growth opportunities."

Only HP Converged Infrastructure integrates SSDs seamlessly across servers and storage, allowing clients to improve application performance while reducing operational complexity and cost.

The new HP Smart Cache for the HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers will soon be available with advanced functionality that utilizes SSDs for caching to accelerate workload performance. The solution will use HP Smart Analytics technology to intelligently assign frequently accessed "hot data" to high-performance SSD drives. By providing workload-aware intelligence to optimize system operations, this "smart caching" capability helps clients achieve six times higher performance for transactional workloads as well as 50 percent more performance for video-streaming applications, compared to previous generations.

HP also is extending the functionality of HP Smart Cache within HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to a converged solution with HP 3PAR Storage solutions. This collaborative-caching capability will autonomically copy data in real time from the HP 3PAR Storage arrays to the HP Smart Array SSD cache on the HP ProLiant Gen8 server. This innovative capability enables clients to improve performance while reducing costs and latency, resulting in more agility when responding to service-level demands.

"While SSDs deliver critical performance for cloud and virtualized workloads, legacy infrastructures fail to maximize the technology's return on investment by requiring intensive data-tiering administration", stated David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Division, HP. "The ability to intelligently automate data mobility between HP ProLiant servers and HP 3PAR systems within array tiers fully actualizes SSD performance and efficiency so clients can focus more time growing the business instead of managing the back office."

HP 3PAR P10000 with all SSDs is available today for a starting price of $350,000.

Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-08-06

The Cloud

Oracle buys Xsigo ...

M2M player Arkessa chooses Telecloud, the data centre Cloud ...

Cavium unveils Project Thunder to reshape the next generation Cloud and data centre ...

Rackspace Open Cloud offers easily scalable computing and freedom from vendor lock-in ...

Transactional processing, secure in the Cloud - now a reality with TransCertain and RACE ...

Desktop Grids

Collaborative computing, pioneered at University of Wisconsin-Madison, helped drive LHC analysis ...

EuroFlash

Visualization Sciences Group announces acquisition of amira 3D visualization and analysis software for life sciences and bio-medical data ...

MPI-3.0 public draft and call for comments ...

Getting started with Allinea DDT tutorials ...

Rothamsted Research increases its DNA sequencing and analysis capability by adding the new Active Motif TimeLogic Biocomputing platform ...

USFlash

Cray reports strong second quarter 2012 results ...

New supercomputer bolsters world's biggest radio telescope ...

University of Rochester inaugurates new era of health care research ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Astellas: start of joint drug discovery research for neglected tropical diseases ...

Mapping the future of climate change in Africa ...

Massive data for miniscule communities ...

HP boosts application performance with HP 3PAR solid state technology ...

California Institute of Technology selects Oracle's StorageTek Tape Storage to archive and access petabytes of scientific research data ...

A new high performance and fault-tolerant datacenter network for modular datacenters was proposed ...

FEI buys 3D Visualization Software Company ...

Networcsim hoping to broaden wireless revolution ...