HPE updates data storage solutions to take on Dell, EMC

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced updates to data storage solutions to assist enterprises which are making investments in the all-flash datacenters.

The US-based technology company aims to take on rivals such as Dell and EMC with the latest data storage solutions.

HPE is the market share leader in total storage in the first quarter of 2016, while both Dell and EMC continued to decline.

“The era of the storage-only vendor is over and has been replaced by the era of the best-integrated IT stack,” said Manish Goel, SVP and GM, Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HPE announced support for new 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB 3D NAND solid state drives (SSDs) across the 3PAR StoreServ family. HPE claims that 3PAR StoreServ is the most dense and scalable all-flash array in the industry, supporting up to 24 petabytes of usable SSD capacity in a single system4 and 12x better density than EMC all-flash systems.

Over the last 24 months, HPE 3PAR has delivered 16x flash density improvements and 40 percent lower dollar per usable gigabyte. New and existing customers can choose from different SSD drive types and sizes to optimize deployment flexibility.

3PAR Adaptive Sparing, a 3PAR technology, assures that any SSDs, regardless of size, can be used without compromise and with 5x the media endurance. 3PAR Express Layout provides concurrent access from the 3PAR storage controllers to the SSDs for higher throughput.

Container technology is a new approach to increase application development and deployment flexibility but as enterprise customers embrace DevOps methodologies it has become clear that highly available, persistent storage is a key requirement in production operations.

Integrated with Docker Engine, this driver provides persistent storage for containers and enables the use of flash-optimized HPE 3PAR StoreServ arrays as the underlying storage for virtualized or bare-metal container deployments using Docker.

HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) directly moves application snapshots from 3PAR flash to secondary protection storage up to 23x faster than traditional storage backup. This reduces risk, applying HPE StoreOnce deduplication to the process reduces capacity requirements by 95 percent or more.

HPE expanded the HPE RMC application ecosystem to include Oracle Databases, SAP HANA, and 3PAR File Persona. These new applications join existing application-integrated protection for VMware, Microsoft SQL, and any Microsoft VSS-enabled application running as a virtual machine.

The US price of 7.68 TB SSDs is $20,748, while 15.36 TB SSDs are priced at $40,000.

HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) with support for SAP HANA and 3PAR File Persona is currently available worldwide at no additional charge to customers who have an existing RMC license and a valid support contract. Licensing for new customers starts at $1000.

HPE Recovery Manager Central for Oracle (RMC-O) will be available at $2500. Customers with an existing 3PAR Recovery Manager for Oracle license and a valid support contract can upgrade at no additional charge.