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HP Discover 2013: New storage system unveiled in Las Vegas

On the first official day of its HP Discover enterprise conference in Las Vegas, HP has unveiled a new addition to its storage portfolio with the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 system.

The announcement marks the first major product launch of the week for the US giant, which is expected to boost its enterprise catalogue significantly during the showcase Discover event which ITProPortal has been tracking live here in the United States.

The new HP 3PAR StoreServ system promises to bring high performance and low latency without compromising resiliency in the enterprise, or adding undue complexity via the datacentre.

If you’re after some key stats to whet your storage appetite, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 delivers more than 500,000 input/output operations per second, and boasts a response time of less than 0.6 milliseconds. Meanwhile, flash-specific caching algorithms can adjust read/write granularity to further slicken transactions.

“It’s impossible for organisations to deal with unpredictable workloads cost effectively if they’re managing disparate storage silos,” said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Storage Division.

“With the new 3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce innovations customers get best-in-class purpose-built solutions to address critical new requirements while retaining the simplicity that comes from an approach that can manage and serve a variety of needs without creating new storage silos.”

Accompanying the new system will be the HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software, launching in June, which helps manage specific workloads and boost overall productivity.

The StoreServ 7450 is already here, however, available from HP and its worldwide partners with prices starting around £65,000.

As cited by Scott, the company has also confirmed an update to its HP StoreOnce VSA, which will be available on 22 July at $3,500 (£2,250) for 10 TB of capacity.

For more announcements from HP, plus a whole raft of talking points and enterprise insight from Discover 2013, head over to our live coverage page.