HP extends converged storage portfolio
Dubai, August 23, 2011
HP has announced the expansion of its converged storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, its new federated storage software that delivers breakthroughs in agility, efficiency and performance.
The new HP 3PAR Storage Systems enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments, said a company statement.
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 per cent of new applications will be specifically designed to be accessed in the cloud.
“Legacy storage systems architected 20 years ago were never designed for the dynamic IT-as-a-Service world, forcing organizations to use expensive and inefficient bolt-on virtualization approaches,” said Walid Gomaa, storage business unit and sales manager, HP Middle East.
“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,” he added.
New HP Peer Motion software, available for HP LeftHand and 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.
“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 centers won’t deliver the results needed,” remarked 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 center model,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service