Enables to move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments
HP has introduced Peer Motion software for LeftHand and 3PAR Storage Systems to deliver peer-to-peer storage federation capabilities that span from a virtual storage area network (SAN) software appliance to midrange and high-end storage systems.
The new federated storage software enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.
HP also introduced new HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems with features to deliver enterprise IT within public and private clouds, called IT-as-a-Service.
The features include multitenancy for workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilization and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility.
HP Storage senior vice president and general manager David Scott said 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.
"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," Scott said.
HP 3PAR and HP LeftHand Peer Motion software enables clients to ensure constant productivity and redistribute workloads nondisruptively in response to an unpredictable environment with federated workload balancing.
Full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm Enterprise Strategy Group founder and senior analyst Steve Duplessie said 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.
Less than a year following HP’s acquisition of 3PAR, the company is introducing the HP P10000 3PAR Storage System with two new models, the V400 and V800 (HP 3PAR V-Class).
The HP 3PAR V-Class is a mission-critical storage system that simultaneously supports mixed, unpredictable and multitenant workloads on a single high-performance array.
The HP 3PAR Gen4 ASIC simplifies management by consolidating unpredictable workloads, providing 1.5 times greater port connectivity and disk resources and autonomically load balancing all data within the array in one click as new resources are added to the system.
The HP 3PAR V-Class eliminates the need to purchase unnecessary disk space by fully leveraging available capacity with three times greater bandwidth for fat-to-thin conversion, claims HP.
The HP 3PAR V-Class is a core technology of the new HP VirtualSystem and HP CloudSystem solutions, which integrate hardware, software and services to speed deployment and enable a simple path to an open, hybrid cloud enterprise.