Overhaul of tier 1 system is three times faster than previous models
When Hewlett-Packard Co. set out to create the seventh generation of its XP tier 1 storage array, it didn’t hold back.
The XP7, announced Wednesday, is built around a new chassis, new processors, new cache and memory architecture, new encryption technologies and a new blade module that can hold up to 3.2 TB of flash drives. A single array can hold up to 4.5 PB of storage.
The result is a SAN array for mission-critical applications in data centres with traditional architectures that has three times the performance of the existing XP P9500 model.
If you want numbers, it is capable of delivering 3 million IOPS (I/O per second with sub-millisecond response times, and six-9s uptime, Kyle Fitze, worldwide director of the XP storage line, said in an interview.
“To this point customers have had to chose between either a flash-optimized storage system that perhaps had really great performance but typically lacked the rich features and functions that mission-critical customers are looking for, or a mission-critical array that is very reliable, very high performing, very rich in data services but not necessarily the fastest array on the planet,” he said.
“With this introduction we think we’re giving customers both high performance and rich data services and reliability in a single array.”
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