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HPE 3PAR Storage solutions offered by HP

Data Virtualization

What is HPE 3PAR Storage?
HPE 3PAR Store Storage is a flash-optimized server system that offers users rapid and automated provisioning solution. It is one of the most used HP storage solutions that use hardware for deduplication and takes use of multi-tenant design. Besides this, HPE is the only storage system that can smartly guarantee data availability. Thus, it is capable of effortlessly modernizing any data center.

As compared to other non-flash alternatives, StoreServ offers around 8-times faster data provisioning, thus providing 75% capacity savings. If broken down further, the HPE 3PAR cost can come down to $1.50 per GB used. This cost varies depending on the server solution chosen by a managed IT services provider.

Under StoreServ, HPE offers several other 3PAR storage solutions. The most affordable of these services is StoreServ 8000 which is a mid-range product. On the other hand, StoreServ 20000 Storage System is the most expensive solution which is an enterprise level product.

Technical Overview
Amongst the two products under StoreServ, the StoreServ 8000 is flash/hybrid storage system which falls under the entry-level solution. It comes with a total of 4 controller nodes and four 24 network host ports.  It runs on 0-8 fibber platforms with raw capacity that can go up to 3,000 TBs.

As compared to StoreServ 8000, StoreServ 20000 is the most advanced one. Since it offers flash and hybrid storage solution, enterprises looking for storage consolidation can go for it. Besides this, it has two times the controller nodes than that in StoreServ 8000 and can support over 160 host ports. It runs on fiber cables that are between 0-160 and has a raw capacity of up to 6,000 TB.

Integration
With more and more data centers and enterprises with mixed IT infrastructure looking to establish or add to their SAN network, they yearn for technologies that can easily integrate with their existing systems. With HPE 3PAR, an enterprise can perform the task with great ease.

Since 3PAR is in partnership with VMWare, 3PAR storage solutions can integrate with these solutions efficiently.  Besides this, a number of other features by Windows Server can be operated on it.

Architecture
3PAR StoreServ is built to offer scalability. The architecture of the storage solution offers products that fall under the category of mid-range to enterprise-level to provide scalable solutions. This feature offers seamless up-gradation from one level to another. These functions can be performed in an automatic tiered array.

It works perfectly with virtual IT infrastructure while allowing the creation of virtual-machine density to maximize the consolidation. With it is pooled with Rapid Raid, it permits the users to scale up the storage to RAID.It also offers Mesh-Active controller for the cloud environment. This helps business take benefit of best modular as well as monolithic IT environments.

The architecture of 3PAR is prominently constructed around virtualization and cloud-based services. The long striping form used in building it further shows us that is an apt choice of virtualized data centers. With the help of 3PAR technology, a business can assign units to cloud volumes.