HP Adds Sub-LUN Tiering, New Licensing To HP StoreVirtual VSA


The HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance also has a new licensing system, HP's Parks said.

In the past, it was sold with a standard 10-TB license. "But customers sometimes have small remote sites, and some customers are smaller and need different capacities," he said. "So now we offer it with 4-TB, 10-TB, and 50-TB licenses, all of which run the same operating system and have the same features."

Parks said customers can upgrade the license of their StoreVirtual VSAs, or even upgrade a StoreVirtual VSA to a turnkey StoreVirtual 4000 hardware appliance.

Having sub-LUN licensing means a boost in performance for customers' storage, Baldwin said.

"This will offer more optimized access to storage," he said. "Like anything else, customers only have a certain amount of usable storage. Now they will be able to get the highest performance with lower capacity points."

On the HP 3PAR storage array side, HP added integration with VMware's vCenter Operations Manager, letting VMware administrators look across their virtualized environment to see what impact storage and servers have without diving into the storage device itself, Parks said.

HP 3PAR storage is also now integrated with SAP to automate the deployment of storage in SAP environments, Parks said. "As more customers adopt SAP, management becomes a critical issue," he said.

PUBLISHED AUG. 13, 2013