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HP doubles 3PAR Utility Storage customer base

Simplified management and improved capacity utilisation drive rapid growth.

HP today announced that the service provider customer base for 3PAR Utility Storage has more than doubled in the first three fiscal quarters since the company acquired 3PAR in September 2010.

This rapid customer adoption has contributed to HP 3PAR's triple-digit revenue growth year over year for the quarter ending 31 July. (1)

The HP 3PAR P10000 V800 Storage System also set a worldwide OLTP (online transaction processing) performance record, based on the Storage Performance Council's SPC-1 benchmark. This world-record performance for tier 1 enterprise, virtualisation and cloud data centre environments will enable clients to consolidate their virtualised IT infrastructure on a massive scale.

“Raising the bar for agile, efficient storage for IT as a service has been our focus since HP acquired 3PAR a year ago,” said Tumi Pooe, HP Storage Business Unit Manager, South Africa. “Continuing to deliver world-record-beating performance that surpasses 3PAR customer expectations is not only our goal, but a formula for fuelling ongoing revenue growth.”

Tier 1 record-shattering performance

Launched in August, HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems offer powerful features for the delivery of tier 1 enterprise IT within public and private clouds, called IT as a service. These features include multi-tenancy for unpredictable workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilisation, and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility.

SPC-1 Results are real-world OLTP audited measurements that provide clients with a source of comparative storage performance information that is objective, relevant and verifiable. The independently audited HP 3PAR V800 SPC-1 Result delivered the fastest SPC-1 performance ever published by the Storage Performance Council. (2)

Configured with a capacity equivalent of thousands of virtual machines, the standard commercially shipping version of the HP 3PAR V800 achieved 450 212.66 SPC-1 IOP/s – the highest performance by any single system, and a 100% faster performance than the previous fastest HP 3PAR SPC-1 Result. (3)

Higher performance, lower expenses

In addition to record-breaking OLTP performance, the SPC-1 Result highlighted the simple, autonomic management offered by the HP 3PAR V800. Using simple, standard commands, the HP 3PAR V800 self-configured and self-provisioned the required SPC-1 storage configuration. This illustrates clients' ability to rapidly configure and deploy the HP 3PAR V800 for demanding service levels, while eliminating management complexity.

Clients using competing storage arrays typically achieve written data utilisation rates of as little as 10% to 20%. (4) The SPC-1 benchmark demonstrated that the HP 3PAR V800 delivered record performance, with 80% capacity utilisation, illustrating that clients can reduce capital costs while meeting critical service-level requirements.

HP 3PAR Utility Storage is part of HP Converged Infrastructure, which is a core element of an instant-on enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the instant-on enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with everything they need, instantly.

HP's premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place from 29 November to 1 December, in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organisations can get started on their instant-on enterprise journeys.

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(1) See: “HP reports third quarter 2011 results and initiates company transformation” - http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110818xa.html.
(2) Benchmark results are available at: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1/#a00109.
(3) On 2 September 2008, 3PAR InServ T800 achieved a total of 224 989.65 SPC-1 IOP/s.
http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1/#a00069.

(4) Based on documented experiences and business results in client deployments.

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