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HP 3PAR Storage

Virtualization & Cloud

Head of Engineering and Infrastructure,
The World Has Changed…
The Storage Silo Era is Over

Most storage deployed VIRTUALIZATION

today was designed for
the needs of 20 years ago

Storage in a Cloud Infrastructure
The Challenges

Unpredictable demand

Storage management is too complex
Capital and operational costs of new storage

Source: ESG Research Report, The Evolution of Server Virtualization, November 2010.

HP 3PAR Storage
Next-Generation Tier 1 Utility Storage for IT-as-a-Service

Built for the Cloud One technology from

mid-range to high-end
• Reduce acquisition and operational costs by 50%
• Increase storage management efficiency 10x
• Support unpredictable new apps and cloud

A Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
Recognized for
Execution and Vision
Magic Quadrant for Midrange
and High-End Modular Disk Arrays
Gartner, Inc.
Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End Modular Disk Arrays
Published: 17 November 2011
Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos, Jimmie Chang.
This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research
note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is
available upon request from HP. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or
service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select
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of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this
research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Midrange & High-End Modular Disk Arrays, 11/10
As of November 2011
HP 3PAR Addresses
Unpredictable Demand
HP 3PAR is Multi-tenant

Shared Secure Resilient

Massive Consolidation Secure segregation while Sustain service levels

of many different applications preserving the benefits across any major
and lines of business of massive parallelism failure scenarios

Industry-leading storage for Cloud and Utility Computing

Scale Performance for Mixed Workloads
Performance Impact from Unrelated I/O Streams

Normalized OLTP Workload

Mixed workload performance 1.4
1.27 1.23 1.22
ideal for multi-tenant and 1.2 1.00 0.99 0.95 0.98
consolidated environments 1.0
HP 3PAR architecture’s 0.6
massively parallel utilization 0.4
of system resources
Minimizes contention and
Isolated Configuration Shared Configuration
assures service levels
automatically OLTP Other I/O
OLTP Layout and
Other I/O Streams
Layout Streams
on Same Drives
(80 drives) (80 drives)
(160 drives)

Mixed Workload: Ready for Any Application
I/O Processing: Traditional Storage
HOSTS Heavy throughput workload
Host Unified Processor Disk
and/or Memory interface Disk
Heavy transaction
workload applied
small IOPs wait for large IOPs = control information (metadata)
to be processed = data

I/O Processing: 3PAR Controller Node

Heavy throughput workload 3PAR ASIC
sustained & Memory Disk
interface Disk
Interface Control Processor
Heavy transaction & Memory
workload sustained
control information and data are
pathed and processed separately

Performance Leadership
SPC-1 Benchmark Comparison

EMC Clarrion
25 CX3-40

Response Time (ms)

IBM DS8300
Turbo HP 3PAR
15 IBM
P10000 V800
Oracle Sun
Storewize Storage 6780 HP 3PAR F400
V7000 Pillar Axiom
600 Series 3
10 (6 Node Cluster (8 Node Cluster
Huawei/Symantec with 2 x DS8700) with 16 x V7000)
HP 3PAR T800 Oceanspace S8100
HDS AMS 2500

TMS RamSan-630
IBM DS8700 Easy Tier with SSD
0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000
High Performance, High Capacity – No Trade Off
$/GB and Capacity Utilization
Bubble size =
IBM SVC (8 Node Cluster xx% Relative
with 16xV7000)
69% ASU Size in GB
HP P10000 xx% = Capacity
80% TMS RamSan-630 IBM SVC (6 Node Cluster Utilisation
with 2x DS8700)
400,000 65%

300,000 HP 3PAR
T800 59% HDS
200,000 35%
Oracle Sun IBM DS8300 Turbo
HP 3PAR Storage 6780
F400 34%
100,000 HDS AMS 2500
96% 64%
Pillar Axiom IBM DS8700 Easy Tier with SSD
600 Series 3
71% 73%
IBM Storewize
68% 77% EMC Clarrion CX3-40
0 V7000
$0 $25 $50 $75 $100 $125 $150 $175 $200 $225 $250 $275 $300
NetApp FAS3170 (70% utilization)
HP 3PAR Virtual Domains
Secure Consolidation

Data is separate and secure

Segregate users and hosts CPG
to achieve greater storage PARAMETERS
service levels Domain B
Eliminate unauthorized or PARAMETERS

accidental access to data


Domain A

Up to 1,024 Virtual Domains

3PAR Direct Manageability
Simple, comprehensive, consolidated
Powerful, fine-grained control
Scriptable, with highly consistent syntax
3PAR InForm
LDAP support, IPv6 Mgmt. Console
Multiple assignable roles

S E e e AO RM e S B

Super Edit Basic Edit Create Adaptive Recovery my Service Browse

Access to all Access to most Create and Create volumes Optim. Manager Snapshot Limited Allows read-
operations operations unmount, but can’t delete Only for AO Only for RM Create/ operations for only access
can’t delete operations operations refresh snaps servicing
(for test / dev)

HP 3PAR Persistent Cache
Built-In Resiliency Eliminates Intolerable SLA Impacts
HP 3PAR Storage
with Persistent Cache
A must-have to maintain service
levels in a virtual datacenter
Gracefully handles component
failures by eliminating write Preserved Service Levels
through performance penalties
Available in all HP 3PAR models
with 4 or more nodes, including
3PAR P10000, T-Class and F400 Cache Re-mirroring

Resilience During Life of the Array and Beyond
HP 3PAR Peer Motion

Data Mobility Promise of Thin Provisioning Built-in Tech Refresh

Respond to changing Remove capacity silos Change the storage lifecycle;

demands and map workloads and use space do-it-yourself data migration
to the right resources where available without service disruption

Less cost, less time, no disruption

Experiencing HP 3PAR
Multi-Tenancy Benefits

Increase cloud service competitiveness by “EMC was less expensive,

boosting storage throughput while automatically
moving less frequently used data to more cost- but we wanted to grow our
efficient disk business on the superior
technology we found in
• 10-fold more storage throughput than EMC, HP 3PAR.”
boosting customer satisfaction
HP 3PAR Shahin Pirooz
Solution • 80% reduction in chief architect’s storage Executive VP, Chief Security Officer
administration time redirected to more and Chief Technology Officer
CenterBeam, Inc.
valuable projects

Secure Consolidation at
Global Cloud Hosting Firm

300 arrays  10 arrays

Medibank Health Solutions

Provide a flexible, scalable storage solution to

“This solution offers us the
Challenge meet the performance demands of a rapidly
growing business technology roadmap we
required over the next 3 to
Medibank Health Solutions deployed a highly 5 years, with a relationship
HP 3PAR scalable, highly available storage infrastructure to
Solution ensure performance and network uptime for its we happily endorsed over
services the past decade.”
Charles Gonzalez
99.999% uptime with highly available storage solution Head of Infrastructure Services
Medibank Health Solutions
Reduce allocated storage consumption by 80%

On Technology Refreshes

“We have a huge number of customers across a number of environments and SLAs,
and so it’s almost impossible to coordinate them all for maintenance, upgrade,
or refresh windows. HP 3PAR already helps us with this with its multi-tenancy,
resiliency, efficiency and other features that are built into the product. But we are
excited to deploy HP 3PAR Peer Motion to really help us nail the array refresh case.
Peer Motion is going to give us the opportunity to refresh our storage pool at nearly
any time we need to with disrupting any customers or SLAs.”
Tim Beerman
Vice President, Managed Hosting Product Management and Engineering

HP 3PAR Storage
Alleviates Concerns
About Capital and
Operational Costs
of New Storage
HP 3PAR is Efficient

Thin Optimized Green

Tier 0 (SSD)

Tier 1 (FC)

Tier 2 (Nearline)

Reduce capacity Policy-based tiering Reduce power and

requirements by at least 50% balances $/GB and $/IOP cooling costs at least 50%

Reduce the acquisition and operational cost of data center storage

Improve Efficiencies with
HP 3PAR Thin Technologies
Start Thin Get Thin Stay Thin




4 TB 4 TB
1 TB 1 TB

The Provisioning Thin Conversion Thin Persistence

• No pool management or reservations • Eliminate time & complexity of getting thin • Free stranded capacity
• No professional services • Open, heterogeneous migrations for any • Automated reclamation for 3PAR offered
• Fine capacity allocation units array to 3PAR by Symantec, Oracle
• Variable QoS for snapshots • Service levels preserved during inline • Snapshots & Remote Copies stay thin

Buy up to 75% Reduce Tech Refresh Thin Deployments

Less Storage Capacity Costs by up to 60% Stay Thin Over Time

HP 3PAR TCO Benefits of Thin Conversion
Global Banking Customer

“The results shown within this

document demonstrate a highly
Challenge No budget for additional storage, huge layoffs
efficient migration process which
removes the unused storage.”
Direct Customer Quote

Moved 271 TBs, DMX to 3PAR “No special host software

HP 3PAR - Online/non-disruptive components or professional
Solution - No data migration services required services are required to utilise this
- Large capacity savings functionality.”
Direct Customer Quote

HP 3PAR: Thin Technologies
Flexible and Affordable

Fully Copy Virtual Copy Remote Copy

Efficient Clone Copy for The Most Efficient Flexible DR Protection

Full Volume Recovery Snapshot on the Market at Half the Cost

HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Reduces $/GB

Service Level Optimization

Deliver granular, policy-driven service level
optimization for storage
Provide needed Quality-of-Service at the Tier 0 (SSD)
lowest possible cost
Tier 1 (FC)
For enterprises and cloud data centers

Tier 2 Nearline)

Experiencing HP 3PAR
Efficiency Benefits
TCO Benefits of Thin Conversion: Global Bank

Challenge No budget for additional storage, huge layoffs Reduced

power &
costs $3 million
Moved 271 TBs, DMX to 3PAR Capacity
in upfront
HP 3PAR - Online/non-disruptive reduced by capacity
>50% purchases
Solution - No data migration services required
- Large capacity savings Sample Volume
200 Migrations on Different OSs
“The results shown within this document demonstrate a highly efficient migration 150
process which removes the unused storage.” 100
Direct Customer Quote

“No special host software components or professional services are required to 0

Unix ESX Win
utilise this functionality.”
Direct Customer Quote EMC 3PAR

Thin Provisioning Savings by a
Long-Time 3PAR Customer
Exported Written Savings Savings Savings ($)
Data Center (Useable TB) (Useable TB) (Raw TB) ($)
IN-iQuest 1895 848 1197 $5,027,400

IN-HQ 44 38 7 $29,400

NV 1985 580 1606 $6,745,200 $8,000,000

SF 11 3 10 $42,000 $4,000,000

IN 1146 267 1005 $4,221,000
IN-iQuest IN-HQ NV SF IN Total
Total 5081 1736 3825 $16,065,000

TP Savings $16M 3.8PBs

HP 3PAR Addresses
Storage Management
that is Too Complex
HP 3PAR is Autonomic

Up Fast Maintain Service Levels Respond to Change Quickly

Deliver high performance to

15 Seconds to all applications. Even under Quickly adapt to the
provision a LUN failure scenarios. unpredictable

HP 3PAR Customers reduce storage administration time by 90%

HP 3PAR Autonomic Groups
Eliminate Repetitive Error-Prone Tasks
3PAR Autonomic Provisioning

10X faster provisioning than Autonomic

provisioning wizards from legacy Host Group
storage vendors
Simplifies and automates volume
provisioning in a single command Volume

With 3PAR Autonomic Groups: 3 clicks and

60 seconds to fully create and provision multiple
volumes to multiple servers.

HP 3PAR Wide-Striping
Completely and Finely Load Balanced to Maintain Service Levels

Market Leading Monolithic Array HP 3PAR Storage




8GB LUN spread across 2 disks (RAID 1) 8GB LUN spread across 64 chunklets/disks (RAID 1)

HP 3PAR Dynamic Optimization
Tiering Data at the Volume Level

Full Volume Tiering

Tier 0
Full-Volume (SSD)
Tiering flexibility Movement

without disruption
Tier 1 (FC)

Tier 2 (Nearline)

HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization
Respond to Change

Reduce Cost Gain Agility Minimize Risk

Optimize Cost/Performance Scalable, Granular, Policy-Driven Control Timing, QoS

• Sub-volume, bi-directional data • Autonomic, sub-volume data movement • Scheduled movement
optimization • Apply flexibly per-application
• Vary usage limits & tier definitions by app
• Coexistence of tiered/non-tiered app
• Application specific vs. global thresholds • Minimize technology risk
• Support for both thin and fat volumes • Quality of service prioritization modes • Existing sub-volume data movement
with QoS gradients engine

Service Levels at a Lower Cost React Swiftly No Impacts to Users

HP 3PAR Storage for Virtual Server Environments

Optimize Performance Simplify Management Maximize Savings

Double VM Density Simplified Provisioning Lower Storage Cost

• Wide striping • Autonomic groups • Thin provisioning
• Mixed workload support • Management plug-in • Thin conversion & thin persistence
• VAAI APIs and plug-ins • Recovery manager • Fast RAID technologies
• ASIC integration with VMware hardware • Site recovery adapter • Zero detect integration with VMware
assisted locking Full copy, write zero

Buy 50% Fewer Spend 90% Less Cut Storage Capacity

Physical Servers Time Managing Storage Requirements by 50%

Experiencing HP 3PAR
Autonomic Management
Adaptive Optimization and Sample Workloads

Challenge Shift to lower $ / GB

10% of IOPS,
70% of capacity

Automate service level management 40% of
Solution IOPS,
26% of

“We no longer compromise between fast and expensive 50% of IOPS,
4% of capacity
fiber channel or slower but cheaper SATA.”

3PAR Gives Weill Cornell Medical
College a New Lease on Life

“With HP 3PAR…we have

Running out of space and power
Legacy storage arrays end-of-life eliminated our storage
bottleneck. We can now
easily triple the number of
Saved $1M in upfront storage costs users we support without
76% reduction in capacity requirements any issues.”
Reduced storage footprint by 66% Erik Krucker
Solution $100K in annual administrative savings Senior Server Architect
10% reduction in power requirements Weill Cornell Medical College

On Improving the Bottom Line

“Since virtualizing our front-end production infrastructure on VMware

and HP 3PAR storage, we have already reduced the cost to serve a
session by 20 to 30 percent. That improves our bottom line.”

Phil Dalbeck
Infrastructure Architect
Skyscanner Ltd.

District of Columbia Water
and Sewer Authority
Lay the foundation for a private cloud with virtualization to enable rapid, cost-effective
access to dramatically growing volumes of enterprise data

HP 3PAR Increased organizational agility with enhanced IT responsiveness including ability to

Solution bring business applications online more rapidly

Reduced number of servers by 40% with HP VirtualSystem* consolidation

Reduced storage acquisition costs by nearly 40%

* Including HP 3PAR
Platform Specifications
HP 3PAR: Constant innovation… continued
June 2011
September 2010 HP 3PAR integration
June 2002 • HP Virtual System
First 3PAR S-Class System 3PAR acquired by HP
feat. 3PAR
released incl. industry Dec 2010 • HP Cluster
leading Thin Provision 3PAR Storage System Extension for 3PAR
Technology April 2009 Future
Introduction of the F-Class
available via HP Sales • HP 3PAR 50% Get Accelerated innovation
and Partners Thin Guarantee
the first quad controller with HP’s Converged
midrange array Storage Strategy

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

August 2006
E-Class midrange March 2011 Aug 2011
Storage Server HP 3PAR integration Major HP 3PAR launch
launch • HP X9000 – File and block • HP P10000 3PAR V400/V800
May 1999
with 3PAR • HP Storage Federation with
3PAR founded
with 5 employees September 2008 • HP CloudSystem feat. HP 3PAR Peer Motion
3PAR • Support for VMware vSphere 5
3PAR introduces the T-Class
• HP Data Protector support • Other SW and integration
with the Gen 3 ASIC to be the
for 3PAR enhancements
first Thin Built in storage array
• Other SW and integration
Announcement of December 4, 2012
New Hardware: 3PAR StoreServ New Software
7000 • High performance • 3PAR OS 3.1.2
• 2x F-Class performance • Peer Persistence
(bandwidth and throughput) • Persistent Ports
• Autonomic Rebalance
• 6 gig SAS backend
• Online thin to fat and fat to thin volume
• High capacity conversion
• StoreServ 7200 up to 144 drives • Mixed sync/async periodic RC between two
• StoreServ 7400 up to 480 drives 3PAR StoreServ systems
• Leverage Tier 1 architecture • Web Services API
• Gen 4 ASIC • Adaptive Optimization enhancements
• Support for Windows Space Reclamation
• PCI-e bus architecture
• Copy Offload supported on Hyper-V in
• T10 DIF – increased data addition to VMware
resilience • SmartStart
• 8Gb FC and 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE • Online Import between EVA and 3PAR
CNA • Virtual Service Processor
• Chunklet size 1GB • 3PARInfo
• Standard rack mountable

NEW: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000
Effortless Tier1 Storage with Midrange Affordability

Effortless: Reduce time spent managing storage by 90%

Self-configuring, provisioning, and optimizing via autonomic management

Efficient: Reduce capacity requirements 50% - Guaranteed.

Hardware enabled thin technologies, advanced tiering, and thin persistence for both file and block data

Bulletproof: Tier 1 features now in economy size

Quad controller resiliency, multi-tenant design, and mixed workload optimization enable double VM

Future-proof: Grow with freedom in any direction

Upgrade controllers, processors, disks, ports and federate with HP Peer Motion for virtually limitless

Tier 1 Storage at Less than


HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000
Modern architecture to meet the demands of todays virtualized computing environments
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400

Gen 4 Gen 4

Controller Nodes 2 2/4

Max SFF Drives 144 240/480
Max LFF Drives 120 216/432
Cache 24 GB 32/64 GB
Max. 8GBit/s FC ports 12 = 4 (built-in) + 8 (optional) 24 = 4/8 (built-in) + 8/16 (optional)
Max. 10Gbit/s iSCSI/FCOE* 4 (optional) 4/8 (optional)
Built-in IP remote copy port 2 2/4
(can also use FC ports)

Controller Enclosure 2U with 24 SFF drive slots (2x for a 4-node 7400)
Drive Enclosure SFF drive enclosure: 24 slots in 2U
49 (can be mixed behind one controller pair) LFF drive enclosure: 24 slots in 4U
* The FCoE capability of the card will become available after product first
3PAR StoreServ Storage: One OS Midrange to


StoreServ StoreServ StoreServ StoreServ
7200 7400 10400 10800
Controller nodes 2 2 2–4 2–4 2–4 2, 4, 6, 8
• Fibre Channel host ports 4 – 12 0 – 12 0 – 24 4 – 24 0 – 96 0 – 192
• Optional 1Gb iSCSI host ports N/A 0–8 0 – 16 N/A N/A N/A
• Optional 10Gb ISCSI host ports 0–4 N/A N/A 0–8 0 – 16 0 – 32
• Built-in remote copy ports 2 2 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4
GBs control cache 16 8 8 – 16 16 – 32 32 – 64 64 – 256
GBs data cache 8 12 12 – 24 16 – 32 64 – 128 128 – 512
Disk drives 8 – 144 16 – 192 16 – 384 8 – 480 16 - 960 16 – 1,920
100/200GB SLC SSD 100/200GB SLC SSD 100/200GB SLC SSD 100/200GB SLC SSD
100/200GB SLC SSD 300/600GB 15K FC 300/600GB 15K FC 100/200GB SLC SSD 300/600GB 15K FC 300/600GB 15K FC
450/900GB10K SAS 300GB 15K SAS* 300GB 15K SAS* 450/900GB10K SAS 300GB 15K SAS* 300GB 15K SAS*
Drive types 300GB 15K SAS 450/900GB 10K SAS* 450/900GB 10K SAS* 300GB 15K SAS 450/900GB 10K SAS* 450/900GB 10K SAS*
2/3TB 7.2K SAS 1/2TB 7.2K SATA 1/2TB 7.2K SATA 2/3 TB 7.2K SAS 1/2TB 7.2K SATA 1/2TB 7.2K SATA
2TB 7.2K SAS* 2TB 7.2K SAS* 2TB 7.2K SAS* 2TB 7.2K SAS*
Maximum capacity 250TB 128TB 384TB 864TB 800TB 1.6PBs
93,050 450,212
SPC-1 Benchmark Results Planned Post GA
* Uses SAS to FC
What’s Changed between F400 and StoreServ
7400? HP 3PAR F400 HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400

Bus Architecture PCI-X PCIe

CPUs 1 x dual-core per node 1x 6-core per node
ASIC 1 per node 1 per node
Control cache 8 – 16 GBs 16 – 32 GBs
Data cache 12 – 24 GBs 16 – 32 GBs
FC host ports 0 – 24 x 4Gb/s FC 4 – 24 x 8Gb/s FC
iSCSI host ports 0 – 16 x 1Gb/s iSCSI 0 – 8 x 10Gb/s iSCSI
FCoE host ports NA FCoE ready
Built-in Remote Copy ports 2–4 2–4
Drive Chassis FC (3U, 16 drives) SAS SFF (2U, 24 drives); SAS LFF (4U, 24 drives)
Drive Types SSD, FC, SAS (coming), NL (SATA) SSD, SAS, NL (SAS)
Drives 16 – 384 8 – 480
Max Raw Capacity (TBs) 384 TBs 864 TBs
Rack options 2M HP 3PAR rack (36 in. depth) 2M HP G3 rack (42 in. depth)
3rd party rack 3rd party rack
Service Processor Physical SP Virtual SP (Default), Physical SP (optional)
Customer Install/Upgrade No/No Yes/Yes (Drives, Drive Chassis)
HP 3PAR Utility Storage
Eliminating Storage Boundaries So You Can Achieve Your Goals

Built for unpredictable workloads

and multi-tenancy
Simple, efficient, and agile storage
for the Instant-On Enterprise
Leading the industry in
Storage Federation and IT-as-a-Service HP STORAGE
Storage Without Boundaries

3PAR versus EMC VNX-Series
3PAR EMC VNX Why 3PAR is Better?
Where 3PAR wins 3PAR is the most innovative disk array in the market today, easy to use and designed for today’s virtualized and cloud environments
over VNX with outstanding performance, state of the art thin technology and application integration

3PAR simplifies and automates

storage management by handling Two OSs and two separate patch streams.
Fully virtualized and autonomic — It is this
storage provisioning, tiering, Despite Unisphere, management for file and
Management autonomic management of storage capacity
and change management block is separate. Requires complex
that makes 3PAR so easy to manage.
autonomically— without MetaLUNs to wide stripe
administrator intervention.

Persistent cache minimizes 3PAR is focused on application HA

EMC VNX still relies on dual storage
performance impact to applications whereas VNX is still a dual controller array
High-end resiliency and VMs from planned or
controllers, leaves cache unmirrored when a
with no capability to add more controllers
storage controller fails.
unplanned node or cache failures and no MetroCluster or Continentalclusters

EMC avoids block benchmarks,

Best SPC-1 score at very SPC-1 reports industry leading
Performance low price/IOPS
uses SW RAID, and runs all array functions
performance of 450,212 at $6.59/IOPS
on same processors

Virtualized architecture offering Requires vault drives, reserve LUN pools,

Excellent usable capacity with no hidden
Usable capacity distributed sparing and different and has inefficient LUN fragmentation
RAID levels on the same disks behaviors
EMC does not sell servers or networking Part of a fully tested and integrated
End-to-end solution Part of a complete total solution
and can not offer comparable solutions end-to-end total solution

HP Restricted - for HP and HP Channel Partner Internal Use Only

3PAR versus IBM XIV
3PAR IBM XIV Why 3PAR is Better?
Where 3PAR wins 3PAR is the most innovative disk array in the market today, easy to use and designed for today’s virtualized and cloud environments
over XIV with outstanding performance, state of the art thin technology and application integration

100% reservation-less ASIC powered Supports only RAID 1. Inefficient thin

High efficiency by reducing SAN capacity,
thin technologies with more granular provisioning which uses 17GB allocation
Efficiency floor space requirements by up to 75%
chunk size along with highly efficient size versus 3PAR’s 16KB. Does not offer
as compared to XIV
autonomic storage tiering technology any storage tiering technology.

Peer Motion software offers array 3PAR’s Peer Motion is an enabler for load
Converged Uses traditional block
embedded online, non-disruptive balancing, seamless technology refresh and
migration migration approach
data migration cost optimized asset life cycle management

Slow, 7200rpm only disks. XIV is the

Best SPC-1 score at very low SPC-1 reports industry leading
Performance only array for which IBM will not publish
price/IOPS performance of 450,212 at $6.59/IOPS
an SPC-1 benchmark

Industry leading thin technology Only 180 drives per cabinet with Excellent usable capacity with no
Capacity utilization comes with 50% guarantee maximum usable capacity of 44% hidden issues

State of art thin technology features, Very poor footprint, very high power HP 3PAR offers better capacity utilization,
Storage Tiering, multiple RAID consumption, zero reclaim takes weeks, lower cost of floor space, higher
levels on the same disks, single RAID choice, and only performance, efficiency, and overall
and multi-tenancy capability 7200rpm drives lower TCO than IBM XIV

HP Restricted - for HP and HP Channel Partner Internal Use Only

3PAR versus Dell Compellent
3PAR Dell Compellent Why 3PAR is Better?
Where 3PAR wins 3PAR is the most innovative disk array in the market today, easy to use and designed for today’s virtualized and cloud environments
over Compellent with outstanding performance, state of the art thin technology and application integration

Persistent cache minimizes Focused on application HA whereas

Compellent supports up to 1232 drives
performance impact to applications Compellent is still a dual controller array
High-end resiliency behind only two controller nodes.
and VMs from planned or unplanned with no capability to add more controllers
No MetroCluster-type solution.
node or cache failures and limited focus on HA

3PAR’s custom ASIC for RAID ASIC offloads system processors,

ASIC Powered No custom ASIC and zero reclaim
and zero reclaim helping the volumes keeps performance high, does zero
Thin Technologies works for Windows only
to get thin and stay thin reclaim in place

Very inconsistent performance SPC-1 reports industry leading performance

Best SPC-1 score at very
Performance when multiple servers are attached. of 450,212 at $6.59/IOPS. 3PAR F class also
low price/IOPS
No SPC-1 published score. has a SPC-1 score of 93,050 IOPS

3PAR’s Adaptive Optimization Compellent’s Data Progression has no

Efficient Storage provides granular, policy-based fine tuning of policies, limited storage 3PAR offers autonomic storage tiering with
Tiering autonomic storage tiering with configuration, and eventually puts all flexible policies and excellent ease of use
sub-LUN data movement data on lowest tier

Scale-out architecture, persistent 3PAR has true “tier-1” array features required
Dual controller architecture targeted
Enterprise cache, scalable performance by large enterprises whereas Compellent’s
at SMB/mid-range with no persistent
Architecture and capacity, excellent 2-controller architecture only address
cache, poor performance scalability
application integration mid-range storage requirements

HP Restricted - for HP and HP Channel Partner Internal Use Only

3PAR versus NetApp FAS
3PAR NetApp FAS Why 3PAR is Better?
Where 3PAR wins 3PAR was built from the ground up for today’s virtualized and cloud environments with best-in-class thin technology,
over NetApp ease-of-management, performance, and multi-tenancy

Industry leading virtualization No load balancing, block space Fully virtualized and automated –
Management automates provisioning, load balancing reservations are a nightmare, multiple 20% to 30% easier to manage than most
and performance tuning confusing management ‘gotchas’ competitors and far, far easier than NetApp

Industry’s best ‘total’ HA with 3PAR is focused on data center class

High availability No comparable solutions
MetroCluster and Continentalclusters application HA

Inconsistent performance.
Fastest architecture on the SPC ‘s best single system performance –
Performance No load balancing between controllers,
market today 40% faster than nearest competitor.
software RAID.
Worst usable capacity in the industry.
Thin technology comes with Offers dedupe with many caveats Excellent usable capacity and efficiency
Usable capacity
50% usable capacity guarantee but then kills performance. for all environments with no hidden issues
Will only quote raw capacity.

NetApp – NAS box with poor block. Part of a fully tested and integrated
End-to-end solution Part of a complete total solution
Only sells Storage. Focused on NAS. end-to-end total solution

HP Restricted - for HP and HP Channel Partner Internal Use Only

3PAR versus EMC VMAX
3PAR VMAX Why 3PAR is Better?
Where 3PAR wins 3PAR is a tier-1 array built from the ground up for today’s virtualized and cloud environments with best-in-class thin technology,
over VMAX ease-of-management, performance, and multi-tenancy

Awkward MetaLUN striping, still uses

Industry leading virtualization Fully virtualized and automated –
binfiles from 1991 architecture.
Management automates provisioning, load balancing 20% to 30% easier to manage than most
Customers say managing VMAX ‘is like
and performance tuning competitors and far easier than VMAX
taking a beating’

Industry’s best ‘total’ HA with EMC has no comparable solutions but

High availability Focused on application HA
MetroCluster and Continentalclusters must rely on server vendors.

Estimates are that a fully loaded VMAX

Fastest architecture on the market would fall below 3PAR’s OLD SPC SPC ‘s best single system performance –
Performance today. benchmark, i.e., would be half of 40% faster than nearest competitor.
today’s 3PAR

Recovery Manager for vSphere, plug-ins for

Late with VAAI, plus major VAAI glitch
Excellent Vmware integration – first to vCenter, full VAAI, Block Zero, Full Copy.
VMware integration in May 2011. Old VMAX/Symmetrix
support VAAI Jointly developed Adaptive Queue-depth with
architecture slows implementation.
VMware, etc. 3PAR has it all

EMC does not sell servers or

Part of a fully tested and integrated
End-to-end solution Part of a complete total solution networking and can not offer
end-to-end total solution
comparable solutions.

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HP 3PAR and EMC: A Comparison
Shahin Pirooz, Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer and Chief
Technology Officer, CenterBeam, Inc.
“We get 10-fold or more IOPS out of a fully populated HP 3PAR array than we could get out of a fully populated equivalent EMC CLARiiON array.
This was a big reason for picking it.”
“One difference is that EMC claims to have an equivalent to Adaptive Optimization which they call FAST, and that FAST infrastructure never really
came to fruition. The block sizes were too big to really give us any good advantage.”
“One of the architectural advantages to 3PAR, aside from Adaptive Optimization, is that as storage nodes are added, IOPS and processing
capability increase,” Pirooz explains. “With the EMC system, because it’s a traditional head-unit model, more IOPS come from adding spindles,
but there’s a storage processing bottleneck with the storage controllers.”
“The biggest advantage with HP 3PAR technology is to be able, on-the-fly, to change the RAID architecture or the mix of high-performance and
nearline disks with zero impact to the production environment. That’s a huge cost savings.”
“Our storage experts are rock solid. We manually grew the LUNs as needed to add disks to the storage environment. But that required going into
the application, doing maintenance, and exposing the additional disk space to the operating system to that it could take advantage of it. Changing
a partition on a Windows® platform is not a task for the weak at heart. But with 3PAR thin provisioning, there are no operating system touches that
we have to do. It doesn’t require a rocket scientist to do it on the 3PAR platform; it did on the EMC platform.”
HP 3PAR: Enterprise Storage Leader
Execution & Vision Leader Fastest Array in the World Best in Class


EMC Clarrion

Response Time (ms)


IBM DS8300 Turbo HP P10000

15 Oracle Sun 3PAR V800
IBM Storage 6780
Storewize HP 3PAR
Pillar Axiom
600 Series 3 F400 HP 3PAR
HDS AMS 2500
T800 IBM SVC (6 Node Cluster
HDS VSP with 2x DS8700)


IBM DS8700 Easy Tier with SSD

0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 500,000


Gartner Magic Quadrant for SPC-1 benchmark leadership HP 3PAR F400 ranked
midrange and high-end with HP P10000 3PAR Best in Class in DCIG 2012
modular arrays Midrange Buyers Guide

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3PAR: Backup, Recovery and Availability
HP 3PAR Recovery Manager
Take application consistent copies
for Exchange, SQL, Oracle, for backup and quick recovery

Zero Downtime Backup utilizing

HP Data Protector 3PAR virtual copy

Disk-to-disk backup with leading

HP D2D StoreOnce de-duplication engine (Save 20x capacity)

Fully automated site failover and live

HP Cluster Extension and
migration for MS Clusters & Hyper-V
HP-UX MetroCluster for 3PAR & HP-UX

HP 3PAR Fast RAID Technologies
Capacity Savings without Performance Tradeoffs

Improve efficiency and further reduce

storage utilization
Fast RAID 5 performs to 90% of
traditional RAID 1 performance
Enabled by RAID XOR acceleration in

Fast RAID 5/6

Rapid RAID
Integrated XOR Engine