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HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Array: your first All-Flash Array for $35000

By Beth Joseph, Product Marketing Manager, HP 3PAR StoreServ 


In June at HP Discover, you probably heard us talking about our HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array delivering extremely fast performance and rich Tier-1data services for under $2 per GB usable capacity. Now just two months later at VMworld, we’re announcing our next all-flash array model: the 3PAR StoreServ 7200 Starter Kit at just $35000 (US street price). Our price, which is less than 50% of our major competitors provides a great opportunity for anyone looking at primary storage to consider an all-flash array. We also announced that in collaboration with VMware, 3PAR StoreServ is ready for use with the new VVols storage architecture currently in beta. Read on for more details. (And, whether or not you are heading to San Francisco, stay connected here with all our VMworld 2014 blog posts.)

More validation for HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array

DCIG.pngThe 3PAR team that normally brings you our 3PAR Thursday blog post is busy getting ready for VMworld (and some surprises we have coming) so I volunteered to take this weeks 3PAR Thursday post. 


Earlier this week, I saw a story in the latest Storage Magazine (from TechTarget) talking about all-flash arrays. Arun Taneja, Founder of the Taneja Group, in his article titled Not all flash arrays are alike says (and I paraphrase here) that existing HDD arrays that are modified to support all-flash just don't perform. He proposes that to get the most out of all-flash requires new thinking (e.g. designed for all-flash from scratch).


But wait....

He then says but - and this is a BIG but - the one exception that he has seen to this is the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450. Taneja says it performs like an all-flash array because of the custom ASIC inside HP 3PAR.

I'm beaming ear to ear - this is exactly what we have been saying. But it's not just performance. There are several things worth mentioning that in my mind make our 3PAR AFA a great choice:

Shining the spotlight on our HP 3PAR StoreServ customers

By Beth Joseph, Product Marketing Manager, HP 3PAR StoreServ 


3PAR_systemJ.jpgThis week we’re turning 3PAR Thursday into Customer Appreciation Day. We truly appreciate all of you, our customers, and want to say a BIG thank you for your support for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage. In this blog, I particularly want to highlight some of the customers who have taken the time to share their success stories with us.


3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays are deployed at thousands of customer sites around the world. Here are a few that stand out due to how they are using 3PAR StoreServ technology in their data center. Then head to the web to learn what other customers have to say about how HP Storage products and solutions have helped their businesses.

Islands are great for vacations but not for data storage

Vish.jpgBy Vish Mulchand, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage


The islands. Ah yes. . . brilliant sunshine skipping off sparkling sapphire waters, freckled white BeachScene.jpg
sands, hot and lazy afternoons, ice-cold pineapple rum…  In a recent video with HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito (included in my blog), I talked about the beauty of the islands and why islands are great for vacations—but not for storage. I talked about how flash is disruptive. And how, depending on your starting point, to take advantage of flash, you are forced to choose between adding yet another storage silo to your infrastructure, or, worst yet, be faced with replacing all your storage. This leads to my question for this 3PAR Thursday: What if you had an existing storage infrastructure that allows you to adopt flash or other forms of solid-state technology when it becomes available, yet still deliver the disruptive benefits that this new technology brings?

Snapshots: Your first line of defense for data protection and accelerated recovery

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager, Backup Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage


T-virt-server1__153x115--C-tcm245-1446633--CT-tcm245-1237012-32.jpgLeveraging the power of HP 3PAR Virtual Copy (snapshots) for accelerated recovery

In one of my earlier blogs, I discussed the need for your data protection strategy to be aligned with business priorities. In the same post I also talked about snapshots as the starting point of the data protection lifecycle. Here, I want to elaborate on that and discuss the integration of HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software (aka snapshots) with a variety of backup ISV ecosystem partner solutions. It’s an ideal way to help your IT organizations meet the executive priorities for accelerated recoveries, improved user productivity and more frequent restore points to minimize data loss.

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