HP to assist trapped EMC storage customers for easy migration with online support

Enterprise networking vendor HP today said it will assist trapped EMC storage customers for an easy migration with an online support.

For this purpose, HP is offering an online import support for migrating data from EMC VNX and EMC CLARiiON CX4 arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage. HP says this will enable customers to easily and quickly modernize legacy storage infrastructure.

With support for HP EVA Storage and now EMC VNX and CLARiiON CX4 storages, customers can save time and money by performing self-directed platform migrations without professional services engagements or external hardware appliances.

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HP said the 3PAR Online Import software allows customers to migrate data from EMC VNX and EMC CLARiiON CX4 systems to any HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000-Series, 10000-Series or all-flash 7450 array.

This user-directed migration utility allows upgrades from legacy EMC arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage without requiring the use of host resources, specialized host software or additional hardware appliances.

Replacing EMC VNX and CLARiiON CX4 arrays with VNX2 requires 40 percent to 80 percent more commands than upgrading to HP 3PAR StoreServ, and involves either data migration tools that consume host resources and impact application performance or necessitates the use of costly additional hardware appliances.

David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, HP Storage, said: “HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage delivers features not available on EMC VNX and now we’re removing the data migration roadblock to enable affordable tier-1 storage for trapped EMC customers.”

HP offers a 50 percent capacity savings guarantee to EMC customers as part of the Get Thin Guarantee program.

The company does not charge for HP 3PAR Online Import software to new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers for 180 days.

HP claims that migrating from older EMC VNX and EMC CLARiiON CX4 storage systems to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage is now extremely cost-efficient and, in many cases, less costly than migrating to VNX2 since no additional hardware is ever required.

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