The Flash Revolution: Why HPE 3PAR StoreServ Architecture?

I have two questions for you: Why should you choose HPE 3PAR StorServ with flash as part of your storage solution? And what makes our HPE 3PAR StoreServ approach so unique and more effective, when compared to the many solutions available on the market?

The answer is simple, architecture.

When you look at the all-flash architecture (AFA) landscape, you’ll see that the majority of the vendors offer a non-scale-out active/passive modular approach. This approach is counter to the value proposition of flash – where the ROI comes from consolidating multiple workloads on a shared platform that can deliver hundreds of thousands of IOPs at very low latency. And that’s the architecture you get with HPE 3PAR StoreServ flash.

HPE’s flash differentiation doesn’t stop there. With HPE 3PAR StoreServ comes the ability to optimize all aspects of the life of an I/O. Other solutions concentrate mainly on optimization within the storage controller and how data is written to flash. HPE 3PAR StoreServ has optimizations at every level of the I/O stack – from wide striping on the front-end host, protocol optimizations when transferring packets from the host to the controllers, and advanced caching algorithms to improve performance and reduce flash media wear, plus patent solutions on how data is eventually written to the flash device.

All Flash AND All Enterprise-Class

Flash can be a disruptive technology. But it doesn’t change the core storage requirements that you expect any enterprise-class storage array to deliver:

  • High performance
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Application integration
  • Interoperability
  • Data efficiency and mobility
  • Ease of use

HPE 3PAR offers this and much more, thanks to our architectural approach and rich set of data services delivering the best service level at the lowest possible transactional cost.

When it comes to flash, you have interesting choices and some good technology out there. But keep in mind that only one flash-optimized architecture meets the criteria for modern Tier-1 enterprise-class storage – completely ready today for the new style of IT.

Yes, that’s what you get with HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

Guest Blogger
Ivan Iannaccone
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Product Management

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