An Enterprise Storage Game-Changer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Tuesday launched InfoSight on 3Par, delivering to partners a breakthrough software platform aimed at predicting and preventing midrange storage failures.
HPE Senior Vice President of Storage Bill Philbin said the platform marks the first time a major storage vendor has been able to "predict issues and proactively resolve them before a customer is even aware of the problem."
Partners, for their part, said the new platform shifts the balance of power in the intensely competitive enterprise storage market in HPE's favor.
"Nobody else has this capability," said Michael Goldstein, CEO of LAN Infotech, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., solution provider. "This is a big deal. It gives channel partners as well as storage administrators a bird's eye view of what needs to be done. Putting the AI recommendation engine behind the storage makes everyone smarter. It's going to make storage management more dynamic."
Goldstein expects to drive big midrange storage sales growth by leveraging the AI capabilities of InfoSight on 3Par. "This is the first time we have ever had a true AI application that helps us with enterprise storage optimization," he said. "This gives us the insights to keep the storage up and performance tuned."
HPE said InfoSight for 3Par will be available in January 2018 to 3Par customers on the latest OS release with an active support contract.