What's that rumbling sound? It's HP preparing to deliver truckload of storage products

Barcelona launch to StoreServ you right

Attendees at HP’s Discover event in Barcelona this week are getting a bumper crop of StoreServ hardware and software announcements, expanding the HW range and adding object access and better data protection.

They'll hear about:

  • Enhanced 7200, 7400 and 7450 StoreServ arrays
  • New 7440c array
  • Expanded data import sources
  • Converged block, file and object access with no separate hardware
  • New snapshot-based data protection scheme
  • StoreOnce Backup 6500 gets boosted

HP has essentially a four-product StoreServ range; 7200, 7400, all-flash 7450, and 10000. The 7200, 7400 and 7450 (all-flash) products have been upgraded and a 7440c model added. All the new models have a “c” suffix.

Here is a table using partial information from HP about the new “c” arrays. It shows the positioning of the StoreServ 7000s at a basic level as we understand it:

HP StoreServ_7000_7000c

HP StoreServe 7000 series array details

The 7400c might be positioned to compete with EMC’s VNX 5600. We can think of it as a 7450 with the all-flash requirement removed.

StoreServ 7440c

This is called a 'converged flash array' and has a rather large 3.6PB usable capacity (understood to be 2PB raw), 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel support, and a claimed more than 900,000 IOPS, like the all-flash 7450. Unlike that one, it can have both SSDs and disk drives with, and HP says is an effective cost of $1.70/usable GB.

A field integrated base unit consists of “3PAR StoreServ 7440c 4-node 4U field integrated base with two 2U enclosures, four controller nodes, 192GB cache, eight 8Gbit/sec FC ports, four adapter slots, and 48 SFF drive bays.”

The StoreServ 7200c, 7400c and all-flash 7450c all have have more processing cores and larger memory caches than the 7200, 7400 and 7450. They also have support for block, file and object-access, as does the 7440c with File Persona software.

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