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HP updates 3PAR StoreServ 7450, competitively priced all-flash storage array

HP has updated its 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash storage array with new lower cost flash drives to deliver enterprise-class performance at a more attractive price point.

Cost is the big issue when it comes to making the step up from traditional spinning disks to SSDs in terms of an enterprise storage array, and HP is hoping that its new system's more reasonable price point will help speed adoption of flash arrays.

Indeed, according to HP the new 3PAR array will lower the cost of storage to under $2 (£1.20) per usable Gigabyte, to be competitive with the price of systems using performance-oriented traditional hard disks.

HP's 3PAR StoreServ 7450 will sport 1.92TB cMLC SSDs, featuring hardware accelerated inline primary deduplication, thin cloning software, and express indexing. What's more, the system will not only be fast, but reliable with a 99.9999 per cent storage uptime guarantee, and the solid-state drives are backed with a five year warranty.

David Scott, senior VP and general manager, HP Storage, commented: "Enterprises have seen the performance that flash can provide applications but have faced limitations that prevent broad use. By driving down the total cost of all-flash arrays using innovations that also boost performance and scale, and backed by availability guarantees, HP has developed a solution that makes all-flash arrays viable for a wide range of mainstream enterprises and service provider use that represent an expansion of the addressable all-flash market by billions of dollars."

The new 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and 1.92TB SSDs will be available starting from next month, with the 3PAR Thin Deduplication and Thin Clones software to follow in September.