HP StoreServ with Thin Provisioning
HP StoreServ with 3PAR Thin Provisioning allows twice as much useable data storage than traditional systems. HP StoreServ with HP 3PAR allocates disk space on the basis of actual user data instead of usage estimates making HP StoreServ more productive and efficient than customer expectations.
Why HP StoreServ with Thin Provisioning is like a full box of cereal
Consumer magazines often write about consumer rip-offs in the form of deceptive packaging. The size of the box is misleading when a manufacturer fills the box half full. You buy a big box of cereal, but after you open it up, you soon realize that there’s much less food inside than you had every right to expect.
Some data storage solutions use the same tactic. They advertise a huge raw data capacity, but in truth, only about 50% of that is usable data storage. HP StoreServ is different. Because HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning technology is exceptionally efficient, HP guarantees you get much more of what you really paid for. These days, you can’t compare storage solutions based simply on raw capacity numbers.
Everyone wants what they pay for. They want what they believe the product actually supplies or promises. If you buy a storage system with an advertised storage capacity of 2 TB, but you can only effectively use 1 TB, you may not be getting your money’s worth. HP 3PAR has Thin Provisioning built-in (not bolted on as an afterthought or extra cost application). Thin Provisioning allows the storage system to be much stringent with allocated space, therefore much more efficient. Rather than manually allocating storage space based on user requests (or maybe just a SWAG), HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning allocates space for you, thus eliminating user time and possible human error. But, the other major difference is that it allocates space in tiny increments, based not on a guess of anticipated usage, but on actual disc write usage.
It’s not unusual to utilize only 25% of your available storage space – one reason is because big chunks are over-provisioned. Why? The user over-requests capacity, and even then, system administrators often add even more storage area so they might avoid future system downtime. Some applications don’t grow to meet the expected size, but the allocated storage is “stuck” with that application.
Eliminate wasted storage space – get more cereal in every box!
The typical answer to the expanding need for more data storage capacity is, of course, just add more. More racks, more discs, more controllers, more power, more cooling, and obviously more system admin time. But, there’s a better way….
HP StoreServ with 3PAR technology offers the “Get Thin Guarantee”. It’s simple, 2 TB of raw 3PAR can store twice the amount of usable data than the competition, and HP guarantees it. Eliminate wasted, over-provisioned space and get rid of those extra racks and all that extra power and cooling, plus reduce system admin time!
For more information on HP StoreServ with 3PAR technology, please visit our HP Solutions page and fill out the “Request Information” form.