IT environments and businesses grow and deploy physical/virtual servers and arrays, the amount of information required to manage, share, and protect keeps growing. MPX200 provides all in one solution for multiprotocol network connectivity (FC, iSCSI, 1GbE, 10GbE, FCoE), IP gateway (FCIP) support for SAN/WAN and remote replication and simplified heterogeneous local and remote DM.

The MPX200 delivers high performance data migration across heterogeneous storage arrays (3PAR 10000, XP, P9000, P6000/EVA, and more) and helps migrate from normal to thin provisioned storage. MPX200 extends HP P6000/EVA, XP and P9000 investments by adding multi-protocol connectivity without requiring separate arrays or added management costs.

The MPX200 enables multi-protocol SAN designs with increased scalability, ROI and simplified SAN solutions for virtualized server environments. The MPX200's design provides dual hot-pluggable power supplies and router blades for no single point of failure.

Features

SAN Based Unified Block Storage and Converged Infrastructure (FCoE)

MPX200 allows easy deployment of VM by supporting 300-600 iSCSI initiator connections to P6000/EVA, XP24000/20000 and P10000/3PAR. Each VM can secure and manage its own LUNs; therefore existing storage management software and policies can be seamlessly maintained throughout the VM deployment.
Enables Unified Block Storage by consolidating multiple workloads (iSCSI & FCoE, 1GbE/10GbE iSCSI Servers and FCIP SAN over WAN)onto a single storage platform.
Up to four P6000/EVA, P10000/3PAR, or XP24000/20000 arrays can be connected through a single MPX200. Servers can then connect to the arrays using freely available iSCSI initiators thus leveraging existing Ethernet networks to deliver SAN-like benefits and to attach servers to SAN storage.
MPX200 is uniquely integrated with HP Command View EVA to manage via a single simple integrated GUI for iSCSI, Fibre Channel and FCoE P6000/EVA connectivity. Connect with Converged infrastructure via FCoE to conduct FCoE trials before real-time deployment and take advantage of lower cost Ethernet.
MPX200 supports simultaneous iSCSI (EVA, XP and P10000/3PAR), FC and FCoE connectivity resulting in increased storage consolidation and ideal for converged infrastructure.

Enterprise Class High Availability

The MPX200 enterprise-class availability design is economical and provides dual hot-plug power supplies and router blades for no single point of failure requirements.
All MPX200 configuration information is mirrored between the dual redundant blades and the unique addressing information which is stored in the chassis (MAC address, WWN, etc.). This provides for seamless blade replacement without the need to update zoning or configuration specific files.
MPX200 can be used to provide 1GbE, 10GbE iSCSI connectivity to HP P6000/EVA, XP24000/20000 and P10000/3PAR. Check HP SPOCK for support details.

Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for SAN over WAN Support

MPX200 provides FCIP functionality enabling customers to connect local and remote SAN's with low cost remote data replication over IP networks using HP Continuous Access P9000/XP and P6000/EVA and P10000/3PAR Remote Copy Software.
Customers can deploy MPX200 to provide iSCSI and FCIP connectivity simultaneously. By using the same hardware to perform both functions, customers save money on ports, SFP's, cables and rack space.

High Performance and Simplified Heterogeneous Local and Remote Data Migration

MPX200 acts like a data migration appliance to help customers migrate their data at a very high speed between heterogeneous storage arrays using a user friendly data migration GUI, supports P6000/EVA, P9000/XP, P10000/3PAR, P4000 and a number of third party storage systems.
Unique fan-in/fan-out pricing model, allows customers to migrate data off multiple storage arrays to a single storage array or vice versa in a cost effective manner.
Customers can deploy MPX200 to provide iSCSI connectivity and perform offline data migration simultaneously.
Remote data migration support is available to simplify data migration from a local data center to a remote data center, and data migration is supported on P6000/EVA, P9000/XP, P10000/3PAR, P4000, SVSP arrays and heterogeneous arrays. See HP SPOCK for actual supported configurations.
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