With HP 3PAR StoreServ File Services you get an efficient, bulletproof and effortless way to provide file storage from HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage. 3PAR StoreServ Files Services save you time and money by supporting hundreds to thousands of concurrent users and diverse file workloads.

It also has non-intrusive data deduplication that provides an average 50-60% in space savings. It provides security through features such as built-in encryption, sophisticated access controls, online snapshots, and the ability to run endpoint protection and backup software onboard so that data is protected at rest and in flight.

HP 3PAR File Services are clustered file gateway configurations with transparent failover and online rolling maintenance updates that deliver continuous availability of data to users, servers, and applications. With a straightforward and consistent management experience, HP 3PAR File Services provides robust capabilities for demanding 24 x 7 file storage environments.


Efficient: Save Money and Time

Support thousands of users concurrently accessing their files and consolidate multiple workloads with support for a broad range of file access protocols.
Sub-file deduplication with an average 50 to 60% space saving and autonomic space reclamation.
ODX assisted file copy over the SMB protocol is 6.5 faster than traditional copy.
Leverage advanced data management to automatically enhance resource use, enable compliance with data retention policies, and apply added protection to sensitive files. File sync and share feature enable mobile workers to access their files from anywhere.
Reduce branch office WAN usage by automatically caching frequently accessed corporate data center files with Hosted BranchCache.

Bulletproof: Protect your Data and Organization

Clustered file gateways with transparent node failover, online file system self healing, rolling maintenance updates, and automatic and transparent failover across HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays in different locations with CLX.
Protect data while at rest with file system encryption and data drive encryption, and in flight with SMB 3.0 encryption and signing.
Use File Classification Infrastructure to dynamically identify files based on sensitivity and implement sophisticated access controls using Active Directory Rights Management Services.
Install and run endpoint protection such as antivirus on the File Controller itself – eliminating the cost and complexity of connecting an external endpoint protection server. Prevent against data loss with Volume Shadow Copy Service online snapshots and support for agent based backup software.
Increase uptime with standard features such as mirrored operating system disks, hot plug redundant fans and power, and advanced memory protection. Three year onsite parts and labor warranty with one year of software telephone support for the File Controller.

Effortless: Simple to Manage and Monitor

Straightforward and consistent management experience that is optimized for IT generalists.
End-to-end provisioning for file from available 3PAR StoreServ Storage disk capacity to file share creation using a single GUI.
Easily and dynamically repurpose capacity between file and block on the 3PAR StoreServ Storage array.
Constant health monitoring with HP Active Health System.



  • HP 3PAR StoreServ File Controller running Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition in 2U rack mount form factor
Form factor:
  • 2U
Number of users:
  • (1000 - 20000)
  • Per File Controller node, maximum depends on number of nodes in the configuration
Network controller:
  • (1) 1Gb 331FLR Ethernet Adapter 4 Ports per controller
Storage controller:
  • (1) Smart Array P420i
  • SA P420i for internal OS drives only. Fibre Channel or iSCSI attach required from File Controller to 3PAR StoreServ Storage array
Supported disk arrays:
  • 3PAR StoreServ 7000, 10000, T-Class, F-Class
  • Depends on attached 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Data services features:
  • File Controller native Deduplication, Snapshots, Replication, Storage Reporting, File Classification, Quotas, File Screening, File Sync and Share data services. 3PAR StoreServ Storage based Remote Copy, Peer Persistence, Thin Provisioning, Thin Persistence, Offline Data Copy (ODX), Adaptive Optimization, Dynamic Optimization data services.
Management features:
  • File Controller Server Manager and SMI-S provider storage management
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 with Advanced Pack license

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions (W x D x H)
17.54 x 27.5 x 3.44 in (44.55 x 69.85 x 8.73 cm)
50 lb (22.68 kg)

What's included

What's included

Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite):
  • 3/3/3
What's in the box:
  • HP 3PAR StoreServ File Controller with (2) 450 GB SFF SAS internal HDDs (for mirrored OS only), rack-compatible power cord, Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition, HP 3PAR File Controller System Recovery Media, iLO4 Advanced Pack license, Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label.
  • *Estimated U.S. retail price. Actual price may vary.

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