HP's 3PAR Storage Connects To Blades Without SAN

Nice article on the announcement from CRN analyst, Joseph Kovar.

 

HP's 3PAR Storage Connects To Blades Without SAN, Targeting Cisco, EMC Offerings

By Joseph F. Kovar, CRN
June 04, 2012    4:36 PM ET

 

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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) on Monday unveiled several new significant additions to its storage portfolio including the ability to connect its 3PAR arrays directly to its blade servers without an SAN, a move directly targeting arch-rival Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO)'s UCS technology.

HP, Palo Alto, Calif., introduced its new storage technology at the HP Discover conference, held this week in Las Vegas.

The new storage additions revolve around data center converged infrastructure, and they compete directly with such offerings as rival VCE's Vblocks, said Craig Nunes, vice president of marketing for HP storage.

 

Read the entire story:

http://www.crn.com/news/storage/240001399/hps-3par-storage-connects-to-blades-without-san-targeting-...

 

Also a nice article by "The Register".

 

HP freezes out SAN fabric

Directly attaches 3PAR to blades

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HP is removing the need for a Fibre Channel fabric linking its 3PAR arrays and BladeSystem servers with a quasi direct-attach supplied though its Virtual Connect technology.

The technology, announced today HP's Discover event in Las Vegas today, forms part of HP's Converged Infrastructure product set.

 

Virtual Connect Direct-Attach Fibre Channel for 3PAR is, of course, proprietary, although still using the Fibre Channel protocol, and exists within the HP environment only.

The benefits of giving up some SAN fabric openness are, HP says, a 55 per cent cut in storage access latency, a 50 per cut reduction of storage costs, 250 per cent faster provisioning compared with competitor arrays and faster virtual machine I/O.

 

Read the entire story:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/04/hp_virtual_connect_3par_2_blades/

 

 

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