HP Inroduces 3PAR Technology To Boost Cloud Capabilities

Hewlett-Packard has announced the integration of 3PAR technology across its storage solutions portfolio in a bid to boost its cloud computing offerings.

The company acquired storage solutions maker 3PAR last year following a bidding war with rival computer maker Dell.

According to the company, it has integrated its CloudSystem platform with 3PAR's Utility Storage to allow companies to easily transition to the cloud by offering simple deployment features.

HP X9300 Network Storage Gateway has been integrated with 3PAR’s Storage System to use the gateway's tiering capabilities with 3PAR's provisioning technology.

The heavy product integration is a part of HP's plans to create a Converged Infrastructure portfolio for itself. The plan is being carried out by former 3PAR CEO David Scott who is now the general manager of HP's StorageWorks division.

“HP 3PAR Utility Storage meets their demand for a new storage architecture specifically designed for IT as a Service. The integration of 3PAR with Converged Infrastructure is ahead of schedule and HP is poised to take clients to levels of agility and efficiency they’ve never experienced before,” Scott said in a statement.

In addition to announcing the 3PAR integration, the company also unveiled a new deduplication tool called D2D4324 Backup System. The new tool is based on HP's StoreOnce deduplication technology.