HP StoreVirtual VSA transforms your server’s internal or direct-attached storage into a fully-featured shared storage array without the cost and complexity associated with dedicated storage. StoreVirtual VSA is a virtual storage appliance optimized for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. It creates a virtual array within your application server and scales as storage needs evolve.

The ability to use internal storage within your environment greatly increases storage utilization, and eliminates the costs and complexity associated with dedicated external storage. The unique scale-out architecture offers the ability to add storage capacity on-the-fly without compromising performance.

Its built-in high availability and disaster recovery features ensure business continuity for the entire virtual environment. A straightforward and simple management console allows the administrator to manage all StoreVirtual products, physical and virtual, regardless of their physical location.        

What's New

  • Now featuring Adaptive Optimization: sub-volume tiering automation for unpredictable workloads. Create tiers from any type of storage: SAS, SATA, SSD; internal or external
  • Flexible deployment options: Introducing new capacity levels for SMB and Enterprises
  • For Microsoft: Enhanced ease of management with Windows integration/Microsoft Hyper-V environments. SMI-S support for Support Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • For VMware: Enhanced performance with support for ParaVirtualized SCSI Controller (PV SCSI). Provides more efficient CPU utilization on the host server running VMware vSphere
  • OpenStack Cinder support: Updated OpenStack iSCSI driver for the latest generation of StoreVirtual systems
  • Same great product - now with a new name: HP StoreVirtual VSA, formerly HP LeftHand P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance

Features

Transform Your Internal Storage Into a Shared Resource

Enjoy all the benefits of traditional SAN storage without a physical SAN. StoreVirtual VSA allows you to build enterprise level SAN functionality into your server infrastructure to deliver lower cost of ownership and superior ease of management.
Give new life to your existing servers by virtualizing your environment and using StoreVirtual VSA to convert disks in your servers into a new tier of storage.
Use StoreVirtual VSA with solid-state drives (SSDs) to provide a high-performance storage solution in your environment. Create an all-flash tier with VSA for maximum performance or use StoreVirtual Adaptive Optimization to automatically migrate only the data that needs the best performance to SSD.
Provide the dedicated performance required for your main site, and provide fully featured shared storage and disaster recovery for your remote sites.
With tens of thousands of systems deployed in production, HP StoreVirtual VSA is the solution trusted by Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike to deliver enterprise storage features without a SAN.

Affordable Enterprise Functionality with Comprehensive Feature Set

Scale-out storage architecture allows the consolidation of internal and external disks into a pool of shared storage. All available capacity and performance is aggregated and accessible to every volume in the cluster. As storage needs grow, StoreVirtual VSA can scale out while remaining online.
Network RAID stripes and protects multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single point of failure in the StoreVirtual VSA array. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node, power, network, or site failure.
Create availability zones within your environment across racks, rooms, buildings, and cities and provide seamless application high availability with transparent failover and failback across zones—automatically.
Reservationless snapshots and thin provisioning allocate space only as data is written without requiring pre-allocation of storage, raising storage utilization and efficiency of the virtual environment. Snapshots create thinly provisioned, instant point-in-time backups of data on a per-volume basis.
Tightly integrated with storage management functions of VMware and Microsoft applications. For example, the Remote Copy enables centralized backup and disaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverages application integrated snapshots for faster recovery.

Scale from Few Servers to Multiple Sites and from Virtual to Physical Arrays

Add more internal storage capacity to the cluster by simply adding servers with StoreVirtual VSA installed. No external SAN required: Create shared storage out of internal or external disk capacity (DAS, SAN); (FC or iSCSI).
Start with a few servers and grow company-wide to remote/branch offices. Deploy and manage easily on any vSphere or Hyper-V server locally or from a remote location. Use the simple and quick wizard driven installation or scriptable installs for automated repeatable deployments.
Simplified management: All StoreVirtual VSA nodes in your environment, onsite or across multiple sites, are managed from the Centralized Management Console (CMC) for simple, easy-to-manage storage. The CMC features a simple, built-in best practice analyzer and easy-to-use update process.
Avoid up front storage costs by using StoreVirtual VSA for internal storage today and then migrate to a physical StoreVirtual storage array as your storage needs evolve. StoreVirtual VSA seamlessly migrates all data to any physical StoreVirtual array with Peer Motion functionality.
Maximize storage utilization by deploying high-performance physical arrays at the main site and cost-effective virtual appliances at remote sites. Use plug-ins for VMware vCenter and Microsoft Systems Center to centrally administer both VMs and storage.


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