February 13, 2017

HPE on Monday announced enhancements to its 3PAR Flash Storage, which include a new OS, data reduction, copy management and a new StoreServe Management Console with expanded automation.

The new OS allows applications running over iSCSI to reduce latency by as much as 40% via 3PAR Express Writes optimization. It also provides cloud computing with iSCSI updates, including expanded host connectivity and multi-tenant IP Networking.

In addition, the 3PAR File Persona can serve more workloads and has double the scalability of previous editions. It can automate provisioning and enable cross-protocol file sharing.

HPE 3PAR Adaptive Data Reduction provides compaction to lower capacity costs and can be selectively applied to avoid wasting system resources. Adaptive Data Reduction includes a Data Packing algorithm that organizes data writes and avoids garbage-heavy processes.

HPE 3PAR Peer Resistence reduces risks and enables DR across greater distances. Via Peer Persistence, HPE provides transparent application and host failover and supports a three-data center DR for greater distances.

HPE Recovery Management Central (RMC) extends data protection past the array and enables off-premises copy management. RMC provides application-managed snapshots and data movement from 3PAR arrays to secondary HPE StoreOnce Systems that are 23x Faster and have 7x faster restores. In addition, HPE StoreOnce Systems can now be replicated to the cloud.

Further, the 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) has expanded automation capability to improve business agility.

Finally, HPE has announced Peer Copy, which provides bi-directional movement of snapshot data between StoreVirtual VSA and 3PAR arrays.

The HPE 3PAR next-generation operating system (3PAR OS 3.3.1) is expected to be available in Q1 2017. The HPE StoreOnce VSA for Azure is expected to be available in Q1 2017 starting at $1,400. HPE Peer Copy and HPE Recovery Manager Central are expected to be available in Q2 2017 at no additional charge.

Why Should You Care: The next version of the 3PAR OS is now targeting Hybrid cloud environments and support for cloud-native applications. HPE has put enhancements in their capacity optimization, DR, data protection and. This means HPE customers that have transformed their data centers to support hybrid cloud environments will now have additional support in critical areas for their all-flash and beyond data infrastructure.


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