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HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software—Reducing costs, accelerating business growth and reducing environmental impact
Enhance efficiency and reduce cost
In today’s competitive business environment you need to accelerate business growth while keeping costs under control and minimizing risk. Your IT investments must contribute to your overall success. HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software allows you to confidently accelerate application deployment, yet maintain control of your storage costs. HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software reduces acquisition and management costs, accelerates application deployment and reduces the environmental impact of your HP StorageWorks XP24000 Disk Array. With traditional storage provisioning you painstakingly assign LUNs to your applications. To make sure that you do not have to re-provision in the future as your applications’ storage needs grow, you assign excess capacity to the applications so that there is room for growth. But with HP XP Thin Provisioning Software you supply disk storage capacity to your applications from a pool of virtualized storage. The virtual capacity is presented as if it were actual physical capacity. You can assign the full anticipated future capacity to each application from virtual disk storage, even though the actual physical capacity is much less than the amount you have allocated. Thus HP XP Thin Provisioning Software allows you to reduce the amount of physical disk capacity initially installed. Then, as disk space utilization increases over time, you can purchase more physical disk capacity when it is needed and install it without affecting your applications.
HP XP Thin Provisioning Software not only reduces your initial storage acquisition costs, it also reduces your total cost of ownership. By deferring some of your storage purchases to a later date you can take advantage of disk storage price reductions. By reducing stranded storage, physical storage that is allocated but not yet used, you can reduce the total amount of disk storage required over the life of the system. HP XP Thin Provisioning Software simplifies and accelerates storage provisioning by allowing you to create volumes without the need for physical installation and formatting time. HP XP Thin Provisioning Software also reduces ongoing management costs. Because your applications only see the virtual capacity that is allocated to them, there is no need for downtime when you install new physical disk capacity. And with simplified storage provisioning, you will be able to manage your storage with confidence knowing that the risk of human error has been reduced. Accelerate your return on investment, and enhance storage consolidation by using the virtualized storage pool to deploy more applications and servers per storage system. Deploy your applications faster because HP XP Thin Provisioning Software makes it easier to plan and size storage. And because you are more efficiently using your storage resources you enjoy the green effect of reduced floor space, reduced power usage, reduced cooling requirements, and reduced carbon footprint.
HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software
Features and Benefits
Reduce total cost of ownership Eliminate the need to over-provision storage for your applications. Reduce initial disk and capacity-based software acquisition costs and defer a portion of your storage purchases to a later date and take advantage of decreasing disk costs. Improve disk utilization By reducing allocated but unused storage you can eliminate stranded storage and reduce the total amount of disk storage required over the life of the system. Reduce management costs Dedicate fewer resources and less time to storage provisioning tasks. HP XP Thin Provisioning Software allows you to allocate full storage capacity for your applications at the time of installation, even though that allocated capacity exceeds the amount of installed physical capacity. As the capacity needs of your applications grow, add more physical disk capacity without impacting your hosts or applications. Allocate once, grow as needed. Improve consolidation Deploy more applications and servers on your storage infrastructure. Deploy applications faster Save time planning and sizing storage by using the thin provisioning pool and its easy-to-use graphical user interface. Reduce environmental impact Reduce the environmental footprint of your storage by using HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning to reduce disk purchases, thus reducing floor space, power consumption, and cooling requirements.
HP Services has end-to-end, industry-leading expertise in delivering solutions that help you improve your business agility. From initial assessment and design to technical integration and ongoing support, HP Services can be your single point of contact and accountability. HP related services: • HP Data Replication Solution Service includes services for Continuous Access XP, Business Copy for XP, and Snapshot for XP— the Continuous Access (CA) option provides implementation and verification of the Continuous Access feature of the XP storage array. The service is offered at three service levels, ranging from basic installation to more comprehensive implementation that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your storage environment. • Other applicable HP storage services include: – Backup and Recovery Solution Service – Disaster Tolerant Management Service – Electronic Vaulting for Enterprises – Storage Essentials Solution Service – HP Vdisk/LUN Design and Implementation Service – HP Performance Analysis for the XP/EVA Disk Arrays Service – HP Data Migration Service • HP Care Pack Services—a comprehensive portfolio of services for maintaining the highest levels of IT availability: – Critical Service – Proactive 24 Service • Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE)—remote monitoring and support solution for your servers, storage and networks. • Business Continuity Services—protect and decrease disruption to IT infrastructure and associated business processes against site outages, disasters and environmental events. Across the globe, enterprise customers rely on HP Services to design, deploy, manage and support the IT systems that run their businesses. HP Services capabilities cover consulting and integration, outsourcing, and support services. With more than 69,000 services professionals operating in 170 countries, acknowledged technology leadership, and a heritage of innovation in services, HP Services can point to an extensive track record of helping customers improve their ability to support their changing business needs.
Warranty and included services
HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software includes one (1) year of 24x7, two-hour response, HP Care Pack Service, which includes phone-in assistance, License to Use, rights to new versions, documentation and access to the IT Resource Center.
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For more information
For more information on HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software, visit: www.hp.com/go/storageworks/software. For more information on XP disk arrays, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/xparrays. For more information on HP StorageWorks, visit: www.hp.com/go/storageworks.
Additional HP support services
HP Services provides a broad spectrum of services to commercial and enterprise customers, including performance and availability services such as proactive mission-critical services, as well as support management services for deployment of the entire IT infrastructure, including HP and multivendor environments. For more information on these services, contact your HP representative, authorized HP business partner, or visit: www.hp.com/hps/storage.
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