Overview

Autonomic Management

Are you struggling to deliver maximum data availability to end users, serve diverse workloads quickly and efficiently and control costs in your Windows Server environment? Has past growth led to over-provisioned and underutilized hardware and increased management overhead? A private cloud can help you optimize both capital and operating expenses, so how do you start the journey toward this new level of efficiency and agility?

To move ahead, you need storage that delivers:

  • Simplicity — reduce administration time and streamline rapid provisioning of infrastructure and applications
  • Agility — support mixed workloads and dynamically scale capacity and performance
  • Efficiency — get maximum asset utilization and end over provisioning

Why HP Storage for Microsoft Windows?

Tight integration of HP Storage with key Windows Server 2012 storage features and Microsoft System Center 2012 simplifies your path to a Microsoft private cloud. Because HP Storage and Microsoft align technologies early in the development process, you can now chart a simple, non-disruptive path from your current IT infrastructure to a Microsoft private cloud.

HP offers a range of Converged Storage solutions to address your specific needs as you begin your journey:

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage — designed to deliver the efficiency and agility required by the most demanding Microsoft virtual, cloud and IT-as-a-Service environments. With the HP 3PAR StoreServ Gen4 ASIC hardware assist, you can migrate large workloads 7x faster using Windows Server 2012 Offload Data Transfer (ODX).1

HP StoreVirtual Storage — the perfect fit for environments with a variety of virtual servers, client virtualization, database, email and business applications; scales capacity and performance linearly to seamlessly grow with your business. Choose from systems integrated with BladeSystem, optimized for rack deployments, or Virtual Storage Appliances for remote and branch offices.

HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage — the industry’s first active-active, clustered-controller, file-serving appliance built on Windows Storage Server. Delivers easy-to-use and highly available file services by leveraging the Windows Server 2012 Cluster-in-a-Box feature.

HP StoreOnce Backup — the first federated deduplication solution in the industry to provide leading disk-based backup for the full spectrum of Microsoft IT environments — from small, remote sites to large enterprises. The HP StoreOnce B6200 with Catalyst performance enhancements provides the world’s fastest deduplication solution, delivering 3x faster backup and 5x faster recovery than competing solutions.

HP Reference Architectures and HP VirtualSystem for Microsoft — a portfolio of precision-tuned Converged Systems and Services that help harness the power of virtualization that provides an accelerated path to agile and efficient virtualized application solutions.


For More Information:
HP Storage Solution Brief for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (PDF 459 KB)
Super-fast and efficient data movement with Microsoft Windows 2012 and HP Storage
(PDF 312 KB)

HP Storage and Windows Server 2012 videos
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer Performance
(PDF 1.9 MB)

ESG Report: HP and Microsoft “Serverquarium” (PDF, 1 MB)
ESG Video: HP and Microsoft “Serverquarium” – A Private Cloud Solution for Virtualization Workloads (6:11 mins)


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1Results depend on IP network bandwidth, server and array models, drive types and rotational speeds, number of disk drives and other factors