The next-generation architectures from HP Converged Storage—featuring HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreVirtual Storage—enhance and simplify any virtualized client or server project.


With differentiated technologies and best-in-class integration with leading ISV partners, HP Storage delivers the following value:

  • Integration from software to silicon through the HP 3PAR StoreServ ASIC
  • Complete, integrated management for storage, servers and networking
  • Proven, multi-year record delivering software-defined storage
  • New hyper-converged platform enables simple deployment with enterprise features and performance
 

Optimize with flash

Flash storage without the compromises is achievable with HP 3PAR StoreServ products. The agility and efficiency of HP 3PAR StoreServ’s single interoperable set of Tier-1 data services are designed to meet the demands of virtualized environments. As a result, you can confidently virtualize even your most demanding Tier-1 applications, regardless of their size.

 

Accelerate deployment with hyper-convergence

Simplify, optimize and virtualize—the core of hyper-convergence. HP’s new virtualization platform combines server, storage, networking and management software into a single, easy-to-deploy appliance. Reduce your deployment of virtual desktops or servers from hours to minutes. Gain the enterprise features and performance demanded by server virtualization. Shift valued resources from mundane tasks to strategic work.

 

Deploy storage without buying storage

Optimized for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, HP StoreVirtual VSA creates a virtual array within your hypervisor and scales as storage needs evolve. Build enterprise-level virtual SAN functionality into your server infrastructure and achieve lower cost of ownership and superior ease of management.

 

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office streamlines virtualized infrastructure

“Implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been on our radar for many years now. Doing this with HP Client Virtualization ensures the high availability and security of data that is essential for protecting our citizens.”

—Chip Lemons, senior systems/network administrator, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office


Read the complete case study

Ready to accelerate your server virtualization projects? HP Converged Storage solutions deliver the differentiated performance, integration, management and availability—needed for a complete virtualization deployment—from data protection to mission-critical applications to hyper-convergence.  

Are you facing these challenges?

  • Time to value roadblocks—costs, complexity and integration
  • Outdated storage architecture stressed by virtualized, random I/O
  • Lower-than-expected ROI due to low VM density and storage inefficiencies
  • Inadequate availability and performance to virtualize critical workloads
  • Higher administration overhead resulting from management complexities

HP storage solutions can help:

  • Deliver a virtualized platform that can get you up and running in under 15 minutes
  • Achieve consistent performance at scale with dynamic and unpredictable workloads
  • Double VM density and cut capacity requirements in half—guaranteed
  • Virtualize Tier-1 applications with confidence—maximize availability without compromising performance
  • Increase scalability and performance by offloading compute intensive tasks to the storage array
  • Reduce administration with integration into virtualization management tools

HP Storage Solutions for VMware Virtualization Brochure (PDF, 958 KB)
HP Storage Solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V Brochure (PDF, 432 KB)

 

Boost reliability with virtualization and HP Storage

"The main reason we chose StoreVirtual Storage is its scalability. We expect higher call volumes in the future, and need a solution that can cope – the StoreVirtual P4500 will provide sufficient capacity for at least two to three years.”

Manprit Singh, Deputy General Manager IT at Dish TV


Case Studies
Read the Dish TV case study (PDF 1,373KB)
Read the HNA Group case study (PDF, 688 KB)

Protecting virtualized environments

Disruptions in a consolidated, virtualized environment can be costly. HP storage can help take your virtualization environment to the next level with a complete set of data protection solutions—from rapid recovery software to long-term archiving products to multi-site storage clusters—that help ensure your infrastructure’s availability and improve business continuity.

Virtualizing mission-critical applications

Server virtualization—when combined with a solid storage platform—can actually increase the agility, reliability, and scalability of Tier-1 applications. HP storage solutions have the performance and availability you need to virtualize your mission-critical applications with confidence.

Virtualized environment deployment in <15 minutes

For rapid deployments of virtual applications and desktops, choose the HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual, which seamlessly combines simple management, powerful compute and mature storage services in a single appliance with enterprise features and performance.

Interested in deploying your own software-defined storage solution? HP StoreVirtual VSA allows you to build enterprise-level virtual array functionality into your server infrastructure to deliver lower cost of ownership and superior ease of management.

Accelerating deployments with HP ConvergedSystem

Accelerate results and simplify deployment with HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization, a complete integrated solution. Go from order to operations in 15-30 days-- speeding time to application value and ROI-- with affordable systems that are easy to configure, deploy and manage.

Services and support

HP Technical Services offers a portfolio of service options to supplement your IT department and help keep your virtualization deployments agile, efficient and cost effective. Fully backed by VMware, HP Technology Support delivers 24x7 support for VMware at a 9x5 price.

Suggested products

Challenges to solve Recommendation
Starting out
First virtualization project;
limited budget, expertise or existing shared infrastructure
Primary Storage
HP MSA 2000
The leading entry-level SAN platform on the market, HP MSA is designed for virtualization with advanced integration, data-in-place upgrades, and simplified management.

HP StoreVirtual Storage
Scale-out SAN storage optimized for virtualized environments. StoreVirtual VSA—a revolutionary software-only alternative—lets you deploy shared storage to support virtualization on a tight budget. StoreVirtual 4000—a converged storage appliance—has a highly available node architecture to create a simple and reliable environment.
Data Protection
HP StoreEver LTO Tape Drives
Portable tapes with proven reliability and advanced technology make protecting the data in your virtualized environment simple and affordable.
Building momentum
Growing business with limited storage capacity and performance;
management complexities
Primary Storage
HP MSA 2040
New—delivering performance that’s up to 4x the competition, easily handling the virtualization of more applications.

HP StoreVirtual Storage
Scale-out SAN storage with non-disruptive expansion enabling new applications to be virtualized and supported quickly. Available in both virtual storage and converged storage appliance deployments.
Data Protection
HP StoreEver Tape Autoloaders
Archive and retain—long-term—the data in your virtualized environment with cost-effective, easy-to-install, automated tape storage.

HP StoreOnce Backup
Get disk-based data protection for your virtualized environment with high performance deduplication technology that lowers costs and backup storage footprint by 95%. StoreOnce VSA—a software-only, Virtual Storage Appliance—leverages existing hardware to provide low-cost deduplication and remote management for hands-off backups. StoreOnce 2000 series delivers high-performance for frequent backups and faster restores.
Business expansion
Data protection becoming critical;
need to maximize VM density to drive ROI and efficiency
Primary Storage
HP MSA 2040
New—offers the largest number of network connectivity options in its class to ensure a flexible and scalable storage solution for future needs of midsize virtualization environments.

HP StoreVirtual Storage
Scale-out SAN storage that lets you stretch your virtualization environment between two sites for continuous uptime with multi-site stretched clusters. Available in both virtual storage and converged storage appliance deployments. 
Data Protection
HP StoreEver MSL Tape Libraries
Ideal for archive and long-term data retention of the growing data sets in your virtualized environment. Provides unattended backup, DR and archive with Web-based remote management.

HP StoreOnce Backup
Disk-based data protection for your virtualized environment with high performance deduplication technology that lowers costs and backup storage footprint by 95%. Available as software-based virtual storage appliance and the StoreOnce 4000 series backup system with up to 76TB capacity.
Managing growth
Virtualizing mission critical applications;
capacity utilization resulting from VM sprawl;
preventing Tier-1 disruptions
Primary Storage
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000
Enterprise features and performance at a mid-range price. Choose 3PAR StoreServ 7200 or, for Tier-1 capabilities needed for virtualizing mission critical applications, select HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 with up to four controller nodes. 
Data Protection
HP StoreEver MSL 6480 Tape Libraries
Specifically designed to help midsize customers meet both short-term data protection and long-term archiving requirements.

HP StoreOnce Backup
Disk-based data protection for your virtualized environment with high performance deduplication technology that lowers costs and backup storage footprint by 95%. Available as software-based virtual storage appliance and the StoreOnce 6200 Backup system with up to 768TB capacity and up to 100 TB/Hr backup speeds.
Agile enterprise
Dynamic and non-disruptive data movement; debating cloud strategy;
guaranteeing performance levels
Primary Storage
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450—All Flash
All-flash array when performance and low latency is critical. 

HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000
Tier-1, mission critical capabilities with a focus on scalability.
Data Protection
HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library
Highly scalable, exceptionally manageable enterprise class library delivering security for compliance and longevity for archiving.

HP StoreOnce Backup
Get disk-based data protection for your virtualized environment with high performance deduplication technology that lowers costs and backup storage footprint by 95%. Available as software-based virtual storage appliance and the StoreOnce 6200 Backup system with up to 768TB capacity and up to 100 TB/Hr backup speeds.
 

Suggested products

Challenges to solve Primary Storage Recommendation
Business expansion
First client virtualization;
Overcome legacy systems; Show ROI
StoreVirtual Storage
Clustered, scale-out SAN storage perfect for iSCSI-based virtualization environments. Available in both virtual storage and converged storage appliance deployments. For simple low-cost client virtualization environments that will grow up to 5,000.
Managing growth
Support increasing number of clients;
Improve efficiency; Better end user experience
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 and HP IO Accelerator (optional)
Ideal for client virtualization environments that may grow beyond 5,000 clients and require the resilience of a fibre channel SAN. Choose 3PAR StoreServ 7200 or, for the greater scalability and capacity of four-nodes, select HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400. Optionally add HP IO Accelerators to increase performance for non-persistent desktops.

Agile enterprise
Maximum scalability; Best end user experience; Utilize latest technological advances
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450—All-Flash Array
Ideal for the most demanding non-persistent desktops where minimal latency and maximum IOPs are required to deliver better end user experience on a proven, reliable architecture.

HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000 and HP IO Accelerator (optional)
Ideal for client virtualization environments that need the highest levels of scalability on a single, easy to manage array: up to 2.2PB capacity and 8 controller nodes.