HP Puts Data Storage on a Diet, Guarantees Capacity Reduction
HP announced the HP Get Thin Guarantee Program, which enables clients to reduce storage capacity requirements by 50 percent or more when they replace legacy equipment with HP 3PAR Utility Storage. Part of the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio, HP 3PAR Storage Systems offer a silicon-based thin processing mechanism as part of the system’s highly specialized hardware design. When combined with HP 3PAR Thin Conversion Software, this mechanism drives the rapid “thinning” of storage volumes by identifying and removing unused pockets of disk capacity. As a result, traditional storage volumes are reduced by 50 percent or more and converted into thin provisioned volumes on the HP 3PAR array. This enables clients to reduce storage footprint and power consumption while also cutting storage administration time by as much as 90 percent. As part of the guarantee, any participants in the program who do not realize 50 percent or more reduction in storage capacity requirements will receive additional disk capacity and related software, as well as support related to the additional disk capacity and software from HP equal to the difference.