To prove just how easy it is to use the HP 3PAR NinjaThin Assessment Tool, we invited HP to test our own storage solution. In this video you’ll see that it takes seconds to install the tool, and that within minutes you’ll have your own detailed report – complete with details of how much storage (and money!) you can save.
You’ll also hear about the HP 3PAR Thin Guarantee. This promises that if you deploy HP 3PAR Utility Storage as part of your next technology refresh, you’ll halve the amount of capacity required to store your data. If not, HP will make up the difference with free disk capacity, related software and support! Find out more
And if you’d like to take the HP 3PAR NinjaThin Assessment yourself and find out how much you could be saving in terms of power, cooling and capacity costs, then follow this link
With these virtual infrastructure changes in focus, we’ve cast our eyes onto the market of large storage vendors to evaluate their leadership in altering solution sets and helping customers respond to these changes.
In the view of Taneja Group, 2011 is the year that compute technology in the market. Over the past few years, HP has steadily acquired, built, and integrated a number of storage technologies that are steadily rising to the top of the list of next generation solutions for the virtual infrastructure.
In today’s hyper-connected world, with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms, people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and turn-on-a-dime services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meets these demands by helping it become more flexible and agile. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Many enterprises have already started on the journey toward a full IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
Using simulated email workloads and given predefined parameters, HP 3PAR’s T800 storage system performed admirably and proved itself to be worth serious consideration for large, over 90,000 mailbox enterprises.
Of all the six performance measures considered, HP 3PAR’s system was in the top submitters in this performance demanding group. In fact, the HP reported numbers firmly put the T800 as the number one storage in three of the six performance measures compared including database read/write transfers/second, normalized database read/write transfers/second and database transfers/second/disk.
According to HP, the HP 3PAR storage provides utility storage solutions built for the delivery of IT-as-a-service, and are ideal for virtualisation and the cloud.
With HP 3PAR Storage, users can:
• Support multitenant mixed workloads with high performance and scalabilty via its mesh-active architectural design.
• Use HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software and other thin technologies to reduce capacity requirements and reclaim allocated but unused capacity.
• Move data and workloads between storage systems with minimal application interruption or additional management layers or appliances.
• Autonomically manage HP 3PAR Storage with fast provisioning, increasing storage management efficiencies and service levels.
In ESG’s most recent IT spending research for 2012, “Improve Data Backup and Recovery” tied as the number one priority, with business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) coming in the top ten as well.
HP StorageOnce Backup technology is a “Dedupe 2.0-ready” technology that was first introduced in 2010. StoreOnce deduplication is available in HP's B6200 Backup System appliance, backup/recovery software, and HP Data Protector. By using a consistent deduplication algorithm across the product suite, HP StoreOnce minimizes problems related to different products with incompatible deduplication algorithms, which normally lead to comparatively slower recovery versus backup performance and decreased efficiency when it comes to scaling a deduplication solution to meet expanding capacity requirements.
HPX500G2 Network Storage System: Ease-Of-Use, High-Availability, Performance & Interoperability Evaluation
The HP X5520 G2 9.6TB LFF 15K:
1. Has no single point of failure, providing enterprise-class, high availability file services
2. Provides heterogeneous system access from Windows, Linux, and Macintosh (Unix) systems
3. Delivers integrated iSCSI target, providing block-level access to application servers, virtualisation hosts, etc.
4. Provides support for up to 7,000 simultaneous users running a typical mix of tasks, delivering nearly 550MBps of disk throughout in a 3RU appliance
Today’s small and medium-sized businesses have ever-growing needs with respect to storage. Not only do SMBs often need many terabytes of storage, they require a level of high availability typically associated with large-scale, enterprise deployments.
HP Converged Storage – a new architecture that leverages HP’s well established and market leading
expertise in standard, rack‐mounted, and bladed server technologies, management software, and
rapidly growing position in networking.