HPE 3PAR Thin Suite offers the industry’s most comprehensive tools for thin storage. Thin Suite combines industry-leading HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning, Thin Conversion, and Thin Persistence Software in a single suite. HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning Software increases storage system efficiency and optimizes capacity utilization. It does this by addressing the problem of capacity over-allocation through eliminating the need to dedicate storage capacity up-front. With HPE 3PAR Thin Conversion Software, a technology refresh now offers the opportunity to reduce capacity requirements by up to 60 percent – simply and rapidly. HPE 3PAR Thin Persistence Software ensures that thin volumes on HPE 3PAR Storage System stay as lean and efficient as possible by reclaiming unused space associated with deleted data. Thin Suite enables users to not only save money on up-front capacity purchases, but to remain cost- and energy-efficient over time by ensuring that thin storage stays thin.
HPE P6000 Performance Advisor Software provides an intuitive, easy to use, performance monitoring and troubleshooting interface for the HPE P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA). Performance Advisor software is well integrated with the HPE P6000 Command View Software for single pane of glass management and performance monitoring. It provides performance data for P6000 EVA and the prior generation EVA 4x00, 6x00, 8x00 systems. P6000 Performance Advisor Software provides a dashboard display with live and historical performance data and also highlights performance data that require user attention. P6000 Performance Advisor software provides advanced reporting and charting options to define and monitor key performance indicators. It also has the ability to generate customized reports with multiple charting options, which can help troubleshoot performance issues.
HPE XP Thin Provisioning Software reduces the cost, accelerates the return on investment and reduces the environmental impact of your HPE XP24000 and XP20000 Disk Arrays. It allows you to supply disk storage capacity to your applications from a pool of virtualized storage. By enabling you to allocate your anticipated future storage capacity needs from virtual disk storage, HPE XP Thin Provisioning Software reduces the amount of physical disk capacity initially required. As utilization of disk space increases over time, you can purchase more disk capacity as it is needed and install it without affecting your applications. HPE XP Thin Provisioning Software reduces your initial storage acquisition cost, and reduces total cost of ownership, by allowing you to defer some storage purchases to a later date. Configure large logical volumes using a minimum of physical capacity, only paying for and installing storage when it is needed.
HPE XP for FlashCopy Mirroring Software enhances data availability for mainframe data and improves productivity by providing IBM FlashCopy compatible point-in-time copies within an HPE XP Disk Array. As soon as a copy is created, it becomes available for use. The copy can be either virtual or physical. If a virtual copy is specified, it remains a pointer-based copy that only saves the changes from the original. However, if a physical copy is specified, a full copy will be completed in the background while both the source and the copy remain available for access.
For additional availability, FlashCopy can be combined with Hitachi ShadowImage for Mainframe, Hitachi TrueCopy for Mainframe, Hitachi Universal Replicator for Mainframe, and HPE XP for Compatible Extended Remote Copy.
HPE XP for Business Continuity Manager Software enhances productivity by centralizing and simplifying management of XP disk array local and remote replication functionality in mainframe environments. Business Continuity Manager manages Hitachi ShadowImage for Mainframe, Hitachi TrueCopy for Mainframe, Hitachi TrueCopy Async for Mainframe, and Hitachi Universal Replicator for Mainframe. By automating configuration and disaster recovery tasks, Business Continuity Manger reduces human error, saves time, and improves data availability. For additional efficiency, Business Continuity Manager provides a scripting capability and group control commands, allowing administrators to manage multiple volumes easily. Through a linkage with HPE XP Replication Monitor Software, mainframe replication information can be displayed by HPE XP Command View Advanced Edition Software.
HPE XP for Compatible Extended Remote Copy (XRC) Software provides disaster protection and data migration capability for data stored on an HPE XP Disk Array by implementing IBM mainframe compatible asynchronous remote replication. XRC provides the same functionality as IBM Extended Remote Copy (now called IBM TotalStorage z/OS Global Mirror), and is compatible with System Data Mover (SDM) mainframe software. When data is written to the local XP disk array, XRC temporarily stores a timestamped copy of it in a sidefile. SDM in one of the mainframe hosts asynchronously reads the sidefile data from the local XP disk array and then writes the data to the remote disk array.
XRC can be combined with other XP disk array replication products for additional availability. When combined with Hitachi TrueCopy for Mainframe, XRC supports 3 Data Center disaster recovery solutions.
HPE XP for Compatible Parallel Access Volumes Software (PAV) and HPE XP for Compatible Hyper PAV Software enable high performance concurrent access of mainframe volumes by permitting a mainframe host system to issue multiple I/O requests in parallel to individual logical devices within the HPE XP Disk Array. Without PAV, mainframe systems can initiate only one I/O request per device at a time, and must wait for the I/O to complete before starting another I/O request to the same device. By utilizing alias addresses that all point to the same device as the base address, PAV enables the host system to start several I/O requests simultaneously to the same device, thus greatly improving performance.
The XP Disk Array supports static PAV, dynamic PAV, and Hyper PAV. With static PAV, the number of aliases assigned to each base device does not change. With dynamic PAV, high workload base devices can borrow idle PAV aliases from other base devices, increasing their I/O capability.
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HPE P2000 Array System Remote Snap Software offers controller-based, asynchronous replication technology that provides local or remote replication among the HPE P2000 G3 MSA Arrays. HPE Remote Snap functionality is based on existing Snapshot technology offered by HPE MSA2000 SAN Array products. Snapshots are used to track the data to be replicated as well as to determine the differences in data updated on the master volume, minimizing the amount of data to be transferred. Supporting both Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnects provides flexible options to your application environments. Protect your investment with Snapshot based replication enabling local and remote recovery based on need. Leveraging the integrated 64-Snapshots and the Volume Copy standard on the P2000 G3 MSA Array, the Remote Snap cost-effectively creates the local or remote copies.
HPE Business Copy EVA Software, an array based application that utilizes a powerfully simple HPE Replication Solutions Manager (RSM) user interface, creates, manages and configures local replication on the full EVA product family to meet business continuity and regulatory requirements. Business Copy EVA shares an integrated management interface with HPE Continuous Access EVA Software. The RSM manages all local and remote replication features across the full EVA array storage family. The combination of the Business Copy EVA Software’s unique Snapclone and Vsnap local replication technologies with an unparalleled easy to use RSM interface, businesses now can achieve new IT efficiencies. With the new Instant Restore capability enterprises can now quickly and easily restore a source volume if it should become corrupted. The flexible and cost effective license model offers a simple means to achieve growth without limits when business needs change.