Hewlett-Packard's new HP StoreVirtual VSA virtual storage appliance was a big focus for the vendor at VMworld. HP touts the VSA as the industry's first scale-out software-defined storage solution to offer data tiering. It features automated sub-LUN storage tiering that moves data blocks to high-performance or cost-optimized storage automatically, based on application needs, including between high-performance SSDs and lower-cost hard drives.
The VSA can be purchased in 4-TB, 10-TB and 50-TB licenses. It is slated to ship on Sept. 30 at multiple capacity points.
HP also introduced new software plug-ins for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, including the HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for VMware’s vCenter Operations Management (vCOPS) and SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Manager (LVM).