For business to move at the speed of cloud, infrastructure agility and consistency is key. Configuration management tools address rapidly changing infrastructure needs by providing a template for repeatable deployment thus preventing any environmental drifts and discrepancies. HPE Storage Toolkits for Configuration Management enables popular configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet and Ansible to treat storage as a programmable resource, eliminates barrier between Developers and Operations by enabling self-service storage automation.. HPE Storage Toolkits for Configuration Management such as HPE 3PAR Cookbook for Chef or HPE Nimble playbook for Ansible provides blueprints to automate complex storage management tasks eliminating time consuming and error-prone manual tasks.
HPE Storage Integrations for Microsoft System Center provides monitoring of HPE Storage products using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and storage provisioning and management for select HPE Storage products with Hyper-V based virtual machines from System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
Hitachi FlashCopy Mirroring for Mainframe enhances data availability for mainframe data and improves productivity by providing IBM FlashCopy compatible point-in-time copies within an 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 Hitachi Extended Remote Copy for Mainframe.
As businesses strive to improve operational efficiency, consolidation of servers and storage becomes an attractive option. HPE XP Disk/Cache Partition Software enables storage administrators in large consolidated storage environments to host multiple diverse user groups on one XP Disk Array while maintaining appropriate isolation between applications. XP Disk/Cache Partition enables you to divide your XP Disk Array into multiple, independent partitions, with each partition having its own host ports, disk parity groups and cache. Applications that would normally compete for resources can share a single disk array without impacting each other. Departments can share a single XP disk array confident that administrators cannot affect portions of the disk array that belong to someone else.
XP Disk/Cache Partition Software allows companies to consolidate a variety of online storage needs onto one central XP disk array.
What I can do to improve the capacity efficiency of my legacy storage volumes without complex data migration or professional services?
HPE 3PAR Thin Conversion Software leverages the zero-detection capabilities within the HPE 3PAR Gen3 ASIC to drive the conversion of inefficient, “fat” volumes on legacy arrays to more efficient, higher utilization “thin” volumes on HPE 3PAR Storage Systems. This “thinning” of volumes enables data centers to meet Green IT targets, eliminate wasted space, and increase utilization rates. Because the fat-to-thin conversion mechanism is built into array hardware, volume conversions take place inline, at wire speeds, while preserving service levels, and without disruption to production workloads. With Thin Conversion, a technology refresh no longer requires a terabyte-for-terabyte replacement, but instead offers the opportunity to reduce capacity requirements by 50 percent or more without the need to invest in professional services.
What good are thin provisioning savings if they can’t be preserved over time?
An industry first, HPE 3PAR Thin Persistence Software means that thin volumes on the HPE 3PAR Storage System stay as lean and efficient as possible by leveraging the HPE 3PAR Gen3 ASIC to reclaim unused space associated with deleted data—simply, quickly, and non-disruptively. Writing and deleting large amounts of data can leave unused space within thin volumes. Even lots of small writes and deletions can eventually reduce the efficiency of thin volumes. This logical deletion of data without actually freeing up unused space creates a hidden utilization penalty that can really add up over time. HPE 3PAR Thin Persistence Software reclaims this unused space to increase capacity efficiency, keep costs down, and help defer the purchase of additional capacity to handle new data growth. Thin Persistence also helps enterprises maintain sustainability targets by keeping down data center power and cooling needs.
Do you have storage pools that aren’t really efficient?
HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning Software solves the problem of inefficient capacity utilization by breaking the traditional linkage between allocated and purchased capacity. Demand for thin provisioning solutions combined with increased attention to data center power consumption has put pressure on vendors to introduce thin provisioning solutions, but bolt-on implementations can’t deliver the simplicity or the efficiency of Thin Provisioning.
With HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning, capacity is dedicated and configured autonomically, just-in-time, and without active management. Rather than create separate pools of storage, the software creates one pool from which capacity is dedicated only as data is actually written. And while other thin provisioning implementations use coarse allocation units that can range from 1 MB to 17 GB, HPE 3PAR Thin Provisioning uses a fine-grained, 16 KB allocation unit to increase system efficiency.
Do you want the ability to replicate data to remote locations more efficiently and cost effectively? HPE 3PAR Remote Copy Software provides enterprise and cloud data centers with autonomic replication and Tier1 disaster recovery technology that allows the protection and sharing of data from any application simply, efficiently, and affordably.
Remote Copy Software dramatically reduces the cost of remote data replication and disaster recovery by leveraging thin copy technology and enabling replication with midrange, all-flash, and high-end arrays to deliver unique cost efficiencies for protecting a broader set of applications. Set up and test in minutes, reducing the need for professional services.
With support for Synchronous, Asynchronous Periodic and multi-site, Synchronous Long Distance replication, 3PAR Remote Copy delivers a rich portfolio of replication options for customers to achieve stringent recovery time objectives (RTO) and fast recovery point objectives (RPOs).
Are you looking to reduce downtime, improve disaster and ransomware recovery, deliver availability of data, or migrate workloads with ease?
Zerto, an HPE Company, helps customers accelerate IT transformation and recover from ransomware. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, scalable, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to deliver workload protection. Zerto converges disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility while eliminating the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto provides a near always-on customer experience for HPE infrastructure by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Reduce downtime and data loss while accelerating innovation in business continuity and disaster recovery, private cloud infrastructure, workload mobility and migrations, SAP HANA®, and Zerto Data Protection using HPE Cloud Volumes Backup as a target.
Is your data protection solution causing your Exchange administrative costs to spiral out of control? HPE 3PAR Application Suite for Microsoft Exchange is an efficient solution that eases administration by providing rapid, efficient online backup and recovery of entire Microsoft Exchange databases or even individual emails. This package enhances the functionality of HPE 3PAR Virtual Copy Software to allow dozens of Exchange snapshots to kept online economically allowing for extended or frequent recovery points. With an easy-to-use graphical user interface these snapshots can then be used to quickly restore Exchange instances or databases, or to non-disruptively back them up to tape for near-continuous data protection.
The Application Suite for Microsoft Exchange intelligently creates and manages highly granular and capacity-efficient Exchange-aware snapshots that can be used to make a variety of scenarios simpler and more efficient.
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