The last few months have been very busy and I have not blogged for a while. I have flown around the world multiple times. Last week I was in Milan, this week Vegas, then another trip to Singapore, and so forth.
Here is a quick update:
HP P10000 3PAR
Six weeks ago we launched the new HP P10000 3PAR. This is the new high-end machine and the uptake from customers has been impressive. It is the first dual-ASIC 3PAR and the performance is out of sight.
Right on the heels of that launch, we announced the SPC-1 benchmark for the P10000 3PAR. This set a world record for storage performance of over 450,000 IOPS. We did this with a standard orderable configuration, with no special lab tricks and no short stroking of drives or any of that. The SPC-1 benchmark is the most prestigious benchmark in the industry and is unique because we cannot publish the results until they are validated by the SPC organization, which includes our direct competitors. The benchmark itself is designed to test for both performance and cost-efficiency, for classic tier-1 use cases like OLTP, database, messaging and typical business apps. The performance numbers we set on this test beat the previous world record by an enormous margin. The new HP 3PAR machine is a beast.
More world records
This week we announced that HP VirtualSystem for VMware posted a world record for performance on the rigorous SAP SD 3-tier benchmark. In an industry first, HP took number one position with a fully virtualized configuration, eclipsing bare metal results from the competition and demonstrating that HP VirtualSystem is the best-in-class solution for virtualized workloads. This was 2X the best previous result from any vendor. We also announced that HP VirtualSystem for Microsoft Hyper-V is now shipping, and that we have a new VirtualSystem for HP Superdome 2 that combines HP 3PAR with HP-UX for mission critical virtualization.
Personally, I also would like to announce that my last Ford Mustang has just been replaced by a new custom 412 HP 5.0 liter 6-speed model (yes, yet another black Mustang; no I do not intend to grow up any time soon). I look forward to setting some world record performance benchmarks of my own…
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