Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday rolled out an all Flash version of its HP 3Par StoreServ system as well as software updates to boost response time.
The move comes as multiple storage players are pushing Flash storage and solid state systems to manage so-called hot data for analytics. IBM has projected that Flash is at a tipping point where the costs will approach conventional storage systems.
Specifically, HP rolled out the following:
- The HP 3Par StoreServ 7450, an all-Flash midrange system and start at $99,000. The system is bundled with optimization software and algorithms to hit 500,000 input/output operations per second with 0.6 millisecond response time. The system also has features such as hardware acceleration and data compaction. HP 3Par Priority Optimization enhances performance for specific workloads.
- Storage area networking software improvements with enhanced data encryption and transparent failover procedures.
- A new StoreFabric 16-gigabit SAN infrastructure to work with Flash systems.
- StoreOnce VSA, which deploys virtual storage systems. The software is designed to cut hardware requirements and is lumped into HP's converged infrastructure portfolio. StoreOnce VSA will be available July 22 for $3,500 for 10 TB of capacity.
- A tape library, the StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library, which will run $30,000.