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HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage: A Software-defined Storage System for SMBs

by Laura Leonti

Companies looking towards virtualization often encounter challenges in meeting service levels. Workloads in virtual server environments rely heavily on underlying storage, making them unpredictable. In the past, SMBs have had trouble keeping up with virtualization trends. While solid state and flash media provide a solution to these performance issues, they are traditionally priced out of range for SMBs. HP’s latest offering changes this trend by providing an opportunity for greater server virtualization performance at lower costs.

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage is a hybrid storage system that automates the movement of frequently accessed data from HDDs to SSDs. The system’s unique Adaptive Optimization feature accelerates application performance at a significantly lower cost than SSDs alone can provide. By using a combination of HDDs and SSDs and intelligently utilizing space on both storage options, the system allows SMB customers to spend less on storage while still supporting more virtual machines. Customers are able to virtualize more applications, implement desktop virtualization, and keep up with rapid virtualized application growth without incurring huge costs.

The system can scale to meet rapidly changing performance and capacity requirements. As performance needs change as a result of increasing virtualization, the HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage can seamlessly expand to accommodate needs. Each time a system is added, customers achieve near linear improvements in performance. The system grows flexibly and non-disruptively.

Traditionally, cost has ruled out SMB adoption of SSD technology. By utilizing an intelligent combination of HDDs and SSDs, HP StoreVirtual 4335 changes the game and allows SMBs to accelerate workloads affordably. The built-in auto-tiering capability provides cost-effective use of valuable SSD capacity. It also increases SSD efficiency by allocating top-tier capacity for business-critical application data.

The system has a starting capacity of 7.5 TB and can scale up to a 240 TB maximum. Storage expansion options include clustering capability and the addition of StoreVirtual storage nodes into the array. The system utilizes HP’s LeftHand operating system, which includes multi-site high availability functionality, thin provisioning, and adaptive optimization. It offers a centralized management console for simplified use. HP StoreVirtual is the most versatile storage platform on the market.

To learn more about how HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage can work for you, visit http://hp.conres.com/.

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