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The HP 3PAR StorServ 7000 series arrays

What's that rumbling sound? It's HP preparing to deliver truckload of storage products

Attendees at HP’s Discover event in Barcelona this week are getting a bumper crop of StoreServ hardware and software announcements, expanding the HW range and adding object access and better data protection. They'll hear about: Enhanced 7200, 7400 and 7450 StoreServ arrays New 7440c array Expanded data import sources …
Chris Mellor, 01 Dec 2014
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Fujitsu flasher pleases data-intensive divas – SPC-1 benchmark

If you need cheap storage array IOPS and lots of them, Fujitsu's DX600 S3 array can deliver those goods – at least according to an SPC-1 benchmark. The Storage Performance Council (SPC) is an industry group dedicated to producing objective and vendor-neutral benchmarks to enable meaningful performance comparisons to be made …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2014
Layout of IBM's four superconducting quantum bit device. Using a square lattice, IBM is able to detect both types of quantum errors for the first time. This is the best configuration to add more qubits to scale to larger systems. (Credit: IBM Research)

Big Blue bafflement: Anyone in IBM Storage know which way is up?

Comment IBM's storage hardware revenues continued their long-term dive, judging by the corp's latest financial results. It's getting hard to know what to say about this. IBM is supposed to be one of the best-managed corporations in the world and yet, for twenty quarters in a row, its quarterly storage revenues have declined on the …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 2015
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3PAR bounces on takeover chatter

The cost of acquiring exotic disk-array maker 3PAR Data went up by nearly 12 per cent today on a slow holiday news day when a report in Barron's, the weekend stock-rag companion to the Wall Street Journal, suggested that 3PAR was ripe for the picking. 3PAR, which was founded by two server engineers from Sun Microsystems back in …
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HP unveils enlarged 460TB 7450 all-flash array

HP has added deduplication to its 3PAR 7450 all-flash arrays. That means Hewlett-Packard – keen to not waste a byte, and provide deduplication for 3PAR file operations – is now at last able to reclaim duplicated bytes of information from chunks of 3PAR block storage. It calls this Thin Deduplication. Dedupe is just for the all- …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jun 2014
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VMAX flashes its virtues for all to see

You wait for a bus forever, then two come along at once. So it is with EMC and SPC benchmarks, and all of a sudden we have both SPC-1 VNX8000 and SPC-2 VMAX 400K. The Storage Performance Council lists industry-standard random block IO performance (SPC-1) and streaming storage performance benchmark results (SPC-2). Each one …
Chris Mellor, 03 Aug 2015
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High-flying 3PAR down at ground level

3PAR is growing revenues, but has seen the bottom line go red in its third quarter. Its product strengths don't seem strong enough to repel competitive pressures. Its third quarter 2010 revenues were four per cent up year-on-year at $50.1m, confirming as others have that the recession is definitely easing. Notwithstanding that, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jan 2010
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All-flash array reports aren't all about all-flash arrays, rages Gartner

Comment Our earlier pop at Gartner's all-flash array methodology has generated a response from Gartner. Joe Unsworth from Gartner – the author of the Market Share report and co-author on the Solid-State Arrays magic quadrant – has been in touch. We said corrective glasses were needed to read the report. View what follows as corrective …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jun 2015
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3PAR had three suitors

Comment It's been the 3PAR bid shuffle; the company has been seeking to sell itself since early May and three potential acquirers were involved: Dell; HP and one other. SEC filings by both 3PAR and Dell outline a timeline of events leading up to the agreed offer by Dell to buy 3PAR. First of all, Dell and 3PAR had discussions around a …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2010

An EMC-HP Borg cube will totally ANNIHILATE its storage worlds

Comment Suppose EMC and HP merged: the result would be an outrageous nightmare of overlapping storage products. Managers would run screaming into the darkness, and bean counters would spend millions converging products. It’s a no-go area, really. Quick and dirty look at HP and EMC storage products A quick and dirty look at HP and EMC …
Chris Mellor, 08 Oct 2014
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Corrective lenses needed for Gartner's flashy array vision

Comment Gartner's gnomes gnosticated on all flash array sales (AFA) and revenues recently. Dell did not appear at all in its charts or revenue numbers and neither did HDS, leading us to suppose Dell revenues were lower than any of the eight AFA vendors mentioned. Yes, really. What's happened is a consequence of Gartner's requirements …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jun 2015
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3PAR stumbles in fourth quarter

Enterprise storage supplier 3PAR announced increased revenues for its fourth quarter and full fiscal 2009 period, but swung into losses because the recession caused its customers to delay or cancel purchases. For its fourth quarter period, ending March 31, 3PAR reported revenues of $48.5m, up 37 per cent from the same quarter a …
Chris Mellor, 06 May 2009
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HP sharp-elbows Dell to bid for 3PAR

HP has written to 3PAR CEO David Scott offering to buy the company for $24/share, trumping Dell's $18/share bid. So much for HP's preference for HDS' USP-V technology, which it OEMs as its high-end XP array. HP's bid is worth $1.6bn, a third more more than Dell's bid. It has been approved by HP's board and there is no need to …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2010
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3PAR shows not so sub-par results

3PAR has announced modestly improved results beating expectations and set against a still-depressed customer spending environment. Revenues in its second 2009 quarter were $46.1m, a two per cent year-on-year increase, meaning a $1m improvement, and four per cent higher than the previous quarter. The net loss of $0.76m was down …
Chris Mellor, 30 Oct 2009
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No green shoots for 3PAR

Installation delays and lowered demand have depressed 3PAR's quarterly results, and it sees no green shoots of recovery looking ahead. For its first fiscal 2010 quarter, ended June 30, it expects to report revenues of $44.2m - $44.5m. This is an increase of just 3-4 per cent year-on-year but an 8-9 per cent decline compared to …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jul 2009
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HP: Classic storage? Nah. They'll eat glommed store+serve gloop in '14

At its San Francisco analyst day event, HP CEO Meg Whitman laid out the main points of the tech giant's storage strategy – and it looks like "traditional" storage is no longer a priority. 3PAR (StoreServ) StoreOnce deduping arrays StoreAll object storage The 3PAR product line is HP's now largest storage contributor, according …
Chris Mellor, 10 Oct 2013
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Exanet and 3PAR buddy up

Unified block and file storage has received another fillip, as 3PAR and Exanet have got together to layer Exanet's clustered NAS head onto 3PAR's InServ block array. Exanet provides its ExaStor Clustered NAS (Network-attached Storage) Servers to serve files to servers in a scaleable way, presenting a single virtual file system …
Chris Mellor, 16 Sep 2009
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3PAR picks up share from EMC, HDS and IBM

As expected, 3PAR's results were not great in a bare numbers sense, but a comparison with EMC and other enterprise storage array competition implies that 3PAR is gaining market share. The company's virtualised InServ arrays compete for enterprise storage business with EMC Symmetrix, HDS USP, HP EVA and XP, and IBM's DS8000 and …
Chris Mellor, 05 Aug 2009
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HP's top-end array just TOPPED ITSELF

HP has announced the XP7, the successor to the high-end XP array. The XP, or P9500, is an OEM version of Hitachi's VSP array and Hitachi has announced the VSP G1000 follow-on product, which HP has manufactured as the XP7. HP says it is the "highest performing, full-featured, enterprise-class disk array." That means it's better …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2014
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3PAR developing united federation of clusters

3PAR is actively developing technology needed to federate its InServ clustered storage arrays together and provide a single pool of resources across the federation. 3PAR believes that there is a practical limit to the scaling on the number of nodes in a cluster, due to the risk of a node failure taking the entire cluster down. …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2009

Federation promises to bring your storage under control

As virtualisation brings IT consolidation back onto the agenda, storage federation is being touted by many as the best way to impose discipline on infrastructures that have grown unwieldy. So what can it offer that storage virtualisation or a global file system cannot, and is it time for us all to join the federation? Storage …
Bryan Betts, 03 Jun 2015
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3PAR zeroes in on wasted space

3PAR is thinking about nothing in particular with its latest announcement: targeting and removing zeroes from migrated-in volumes and getting rid of them in thin copies and snapshots. Its idea is to use zero detection facilities in the third generation of the ASIC hardware in its InServ storage array, along with a so-called thin …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009
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Server storage slips on robes, grabs scythe, stalks legacy SANs

Analysis In ten years, legacy enterprise storage-area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS), and direct-attached storage (DAS) revenues will have lost 88 per cent of their present value, according to Wikibon research. Nearly 90 per cent of today's storage revenues will then be split between enterprise server SANs and …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2015
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3PAR tiering faster than FAST

Faster than EMC's FAST: you can order 3PAR's automatic data moving across storage tiers software right now. 3PAR is also adding solid state storage to its arrays. FAST is EMC's Fully-Automated Tiering Technology, and it moves data at the logical unit (LUN) level from one type of storage to another. For example, from Fibre …
Chris Mellor, 08 Mar 2010
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3PAR rolls out adaptive provisioning

3PAR is developing technology to move data blocks automatically between different tiers of storage, according to a person familiar with the situation. With the massive scale of storage forecast to be needed in the future, the ability to keep only the highly active data blocks on the fastest and most expensive tier of storage ( …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2009
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3PAR reverts to a loss

Beating Wall Street earnings estimates, 3PAR grew revenues 61 per cent in its second fiscal quarter of 2009, although it reported a net loss compared to a profit in the previous quarter. Q2 fiscal year 2009 revenues were $45.1m, a satisfying increase from the year-ago quarter's $28m, but the company had a GAAP net loss of $1.2m …
Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2008
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3PAR partially makes its mind-up on SSD

3PAR is going to add tier zero solid state drive (SSD) storage to its arrays. Its InServe array software can use it now. The move means all tier one and two storage array suppliers have added SSD storage to their road maps. Craig Nunes, 3PAR's marketing VP, says 3PAR has either Fibre Channel (4Gbit/s) or SATA drives in InServ …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2008
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Looking for a tip-top high-end storage array (and who isn't?) Gartner names its favorite

Gartner's latest Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays report says HDS wipes the board with its VSP array while Fujitsu shines bright for OLTP. The report ranks a dozen high-end storage arrays against a variety of use cases and then provides an overall ranking. HDS, which is the leading vendor in the …
Chris Mellor, 28 Nov 2014
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EMC touts X-brick's hit house: 320TB all-flash cluster and XtremIO v4

EMC World 2015 EMC has doubled the capacity of its XtremIO all-flash array X-bricks – and increased the cluster count taking it up into higher-performing application areas. X-brick raw capacity doubles from 20TB to 40TB while the cluster node limit rises from six to eight, meaning there are 16 N-way active controllers. The previous maximum raw …
Chris Mellor, 04 May 2015
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Storage array giants can use Azure to evacuate their back ends

Azure is now helping SAN owners to move snapshots captured on devices provided by EMC, NetApp, HP and Hitachi Data Systems. Microsoft already offers share 'n' sync for virtual machines under the “Azure Site Recovery” (ASR) service. At TechEd in Barcelona this week, Microsoft revealed ASR will soon gain the ability to hook into …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Oct 2014
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HP gives StoreServ a speed boost with flashy cachey spit'n'polish

HP is beautifying hybrid flash/disk StoreServ (3Par) arrays by adding deduplication, flash cacheing and faster writes. Deduplication, branded Thin Deduplication, was added to its all-flash 7450 StoreServ array in June. Now it's been extended to all hybrid flash/disk StoreServ 7000 and 10000 arrays, helping get rid of duplicated …
Chris Mellor, 06 Nov 2014
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NetApp and 3Par become storage buddies

3PAR and Network Appliance have signed an agreement to consolidate their block and file storage services into a single SAN/NAS pool. The deal, announced Tuesday, allows 3Par's InServ system owners to connect with NetApp V-Series 3000 or 6000 systems and create a block and file data hybrid. As you would expect, direct block …
Austin Modine, 06 Jun 2007
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3PAR F-class jumps into Clariion competition

Enterprise storage array supplier 3PAR has introduced a downsized T-Class system, the F-Class, to take on high-end dual controller modular storage arrays in enterprise data centres. The T-class can have up to eight clustered controllers and has found a good market in hosting and cloud/web 2.0 suppliers. The entry-level E-Class …
Chris Mellor, 06 Apr 2009
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3PAR revs CTO office for major changes

Comment It starts innocuously enough, but follow this thread and the implications start building up. 3PAR has a new engineering VP. He is Peter Slocum, and he's got an impressive background with ViVOtech and Brocade in his CV, plus earlier stints at Silicon Graphics, MIPS Computer Systems, and Hewlett Packard. So far, so ho hum. But …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2009
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Will HP 3PAR high-end storage arrays?

Comment What is the future for HP's high-end XP storage arrays? Which way will incoming HP server-networking-storage boss David Donatelli jump? Donatelli left EMC to run a combined server, storage, and networking operation at HP. The company is busy creating an integrated IT stack consisting of servers, storage, networking, and system …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2009
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3Par does logical partitioning

3Par is releasing new software today for dividing an InServ array into separate virtual devices. Instead of relying on physical and manual separation of storage resources, 3Par's new Virtual Domains software uses logical partitioning. The technology allows each domain to be dynamically resized, while keeping each section safely …
Austin Modine, 06 Nov 2007
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HP storage bods: We're not up there with EMC, but we're CRUSHING IBM

HP’s annual storage sales are growing much faster than IBM’s, but are eclipsed by the revenue growth of storage front-runners EMC and NetApp. Stifel Nicolaus MD Aaron Rakers has computed the annual percentage change in storage revenues for the companies and we charted his numbers: Major Storage vendors annual revenue changes …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2013
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HP storage revenue downturn? It's just a 'kink', says exec

Analysis HP's first calendar 2014 quarter storage revenue downturn was a blip, according to the global head of its enterprise group – though analysts at IDC may not agree. Bill Veghte, exec veep and GM of HP's Enterprise Group, was speaking about the calendar Q1 numbers that co-incide with HP's second fiscal quarter. He told us the …
Chris Mellor, 01 Aug 2014
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Merging HP and EMC – hold on, wait, hear us out. The cap is still on the bottle of crazy pills

Comment Does an EMC-HP merger make more sense now than last year when the two titans' inability to agree on a price put a stop to the idea? HP could join the EMC Federation as a servers-and-networking business, and stand alongside EMC II (EMC Information Infrastructure, aka storage), VMware (virtual server software), and Pivotal (big- …
Chris Mellor, 05 May 2015
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Bringing AFA SAN orphans in house

All-flash arrays are SAN orphans, typically operating outside the existing SAN infrastructure and having a hard time of it from the data services angle as a result. Wouldn’t it be much better if they lived inside the existing SAN house rather than being out in the cold, so to speak? Existing enterprise SAN arrays are robust, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Dec 2014
Out Run

Gartner: Array makers. Think performance counts? WRONG

A Gartner report looking at high-end enterprise storage arrays published this month has concluded that because of SSDs, an array's performance is no longer a differentiator in its own right. “Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Array” was published on 7 March. It put HDS kit out front for "Best Overall", …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2014
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Symantec gives 3PAR helping hand

It turns out 3PAR needed a bit of help to get its fat-to-thin process working properly. The latest T-class InServ storage array has clever hardware that turns an incoming fat volume into a thin one. This means that if you migrate a storage volume from some other array that does not have thin provisioning - a fat volume - then it …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2008
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3PAR peers through cloud at service providers

Comment In a storage cloud, empty bit buckets on disk platters are like a centrifugal force spinning money off and away. They are destroyers of value. Unless storage suppliers can deal with this, they're going to be outclassed and uncompetitive. David Scott, 3PAR's CEO, says his company is set to bring new features to its InServ arrays …
Chris Mellor, 05 Oct 2009
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EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper

+Comment EMC has been holding secret merger talks with HP that have since stalled, according to industry sources. The negotiations are said to have lasted almost 12 months, during which Dell executives mulled buying parts of EMC. But at the heart of the discussion was a proposed $132bn merger of the storage giant and HP, according to …
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 2014
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Will SanDisk move into enterprise kit after its Fusion-io slurp?

Storagebod Can SanDisk make a go of moving into the enterprise with its $1.1bn purchase of Fusion-io? It is a very different market to the consumer space and although the margins are considerably higher, it brings with it many challenges. I think it’ll depend on the go-to-market strategy that SanDisk take and I fully expect them to carry …
StorageBod, 18 Jun 2014

Computacenter signs 3PAR for utility play

Computacenter has signed a reseller and marketing agreement with US storage specialist 3PAR. The deal will see the two firms target financial and government organisations as well as UK SMEs. 3PAR offers consolidated on-demand storage and claims lower costs than traditional storage solutions. Simon Gay, consultancy practice …
John Oates, 27 Jul 2004
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Startups face logjam as the trickle towards the exit turns into flood

Comment The mass of storage start-ups is threatening to overwhelm the exit routes into the great, wide post-start-up world, dooming many to lingering deaths or outright failure. Remember Attrato, Copan, Coraid, Exafile, Nirvanix, Parascale, Starboard Storage and TrueSAN? Hopeful storage start-ups that failed to make it from the start-up …
Chris Mellor, 15 Apr 2015

Analyse this: Gartner eyes up EVERYONE'S mid-range arrays

Gartner has rated mid-range arrays in a report - Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays - which includes the expected mainstream vendors as well as three startups. This marks the first time a reputable independent analyst agency has compared and contrasted mainstream vendor, niche supplier and startup …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2014
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What else has Kaminario got under its kimono?

Comment Last week I attended Storage Field Day 7. One of the companies I met at the event was Kaminario, producer of an all-flash array (AFA). This start-up has a potentially good product, with its own pros and cons, but the question here is: Is “good” still enough to have a serious chance of success in this market segment? A few words …
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Eat our dust, spinning rust: In 5 years, it'll be all flash all the time

Blocks and Files El Reg’s futorologists have looked into the data centre storage area and foresee the banishment of disk drive spindles starting within five years. Put bluntly, disks suck. They are slow, they fail, they suck up electricity and floorspace. CIOs of companies with performance-focussed data centres don’t want disks. They look at all …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2013