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HPE Extends SMB IT Budgets with Multi-Dimensional Storage Scalability

Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced enhancements to flash-ready HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage that give even the most budget-constrained customers the ability to scale their storage up, out and across to meet changing business needs while also supporting a diverse set of unified file and block workloads - a first for the entry storage market.

Boost agility and resiliency with multi-dimensional scale at an entry price

First introduced in August 2016, the HPE StoreVirtual 3200 is a next-gen alternative to traditional entry storage systems that lack the architectural flexibility to accommodate rapidly changing business needs. The flash-ready HPE StoreVirtual 3200 is the industry's first storage array to use 64-bit ARM processors and is based on the same software-defined storage (SDS) operating system deployed over 200,000 times in HPE's StoreVirtual VSA and Hyper Converged systems. This portfolio of StoreVirtual-based, SDS solutions provides a futureproof and risk-free path from entry to private cloud.  

The enhancements announced today to the HPE StoreVirtual 3200 introduce capabilities previously only seen in enterprise storage arrays, allowing customers to extend investments and respond more quickly to new demands with the ability to:

  • Scale "up," growing storage capacity and performance by adding additional drives or by adding additional drive enclosures to a pair of storage controllers.
  • Scale "out," easily doubling application performance, boosting maximum capacity and unlocking new resiliency options by grouping multiple controller pairs into a single storage cluster.
  • Scale "across" by federating multiple clusters and using HPE Peer Motion to easily move workloads between StoreVirtual arrays.

These new scaling options enable customers to tailor resiliency to individual business needs, including stretch cluster and synchronous replication to protect from system- or site-wide outages with proven "five-nines" availability. 

In addition, HPE StoreVirtual 3200 now supports 10GBase-T interconnects, allowing customers to reduce networking costs up to 40 percent by running 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections from hosts to storage over standard twisted-pair copper infrastructure already widely deployed within most IT environments.

 Improve ROI and simplify management with new unified storage options

To help entry storage customers consolidate more workloads on less physical infrastructure, the new HPE StoreVirtual 3000 File Controller expands the capabilities of the HPE StoreVirtual 3200 system to serve both structured and unstructured data needs from the same pool of capacity. 

The StoreVirtual 3000 File Controller enables file shares to be created in minutes with native Windows integration and full compatibility with Microsoft Windows Dynamic Access Controls. Customers can reduce costs with advanced data services like sub-file deduplication and compression for up to 60 percent capacity savings. Support for up to 2000 concurrent connections allows customers to easily consolidate end-user file access while integration with Microsoft Work Folders on user devices enables anywhere, anytime access to files and eliminates the cost and risk associated with un-sanctioned file sync and share services.

Built-in resiliency features include redundant hardware components and an online, self-healing file system while snapshots, replication and transparent client failover ensure seamless access to data. Security features include encryption for both data at rest and data in flight while the ability to run antivirus and backup software directly onboard the system provides an additional layer of protection.

 Pricing and Availability

  • HPE StoreVirtual 3200 storage systems are currently available worldwide with U.S. street pricing starting at $6,055 for the 1GbE iSCSI configuration and starting at $6,475 for the 10G Base-T configuration.
  • HPE StoreVirtual 3000 File Controllers are currently available worldwide with U.S. street pricing starting at $2,975.
  • The latest software update for the StoreVirtual 3200 is available as a no-cost upgrade to existing customers, to be made available in the current calendar quarter.
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:56 AM by David Marshall
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