HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SANs, representing a virtualized pool of storage resources, deliver enterprise SAN functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs. Easy to deploy, to increase and to maintain, HP P4000 G2 SANs ensure that critical business data remain available. The innovative approach to storage provides a unique data protection level across the entire SAN, reducing vulnerability without driving up costs the way traditional SANs can.
Storage needs are changing in light of server virtualization, data growth, business continuity demands and cost pressures. Looking for storage that meets these goals and can be added easily into your infrastructure? HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN Solutions are proven for virtual servers, client virtualization, database, email and business applications. With a pay-as-you-grow, all-inclusive pricing model and intuitive storage management, this SAN is perfect for the budget-minded.
Do room for growth, high availability and disaster recovery seem out of reach? P4000 G2 SANs scale capacity and performance linearly without incurring downtime or performance bottlenecks.
P4000 G2 SANs eliminate single points of failure across the SAN and offer application data high availability, reducing risks without driving up costs. Reservation-less thin provisioning substantially increases your storage utilization and thus reduces costs.
Storage clustering simplifies scalability
Storage clustering allows a customer to consolidate multiple storage nodes into pools of storage. All available capacity and performance is aggregated and available to every volume in the cluster. As storage needs increase the HP P4000 G2 can scale performance and capacity on-line.
Network RAID delivers new levels of data availability
Network RAID stripes and protects multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single point of failure in the HP P4000 G2 SAN. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node, power, network, or site failure.
Thin provisioning reduces costs by increasing storage efficiency
Thin provisioning allocates space only as data is actually written without requiring pre-allocation of storage. This raises the overall utilization and efficiency of the HP P4000 G2 SAN, reduces costs and ultimately increases the ROI.
Application integrated snapshots simplify data protection
Snapshots create thinly provisioned, instant point-in-time copies of data on a per-volume basis. Administrators access snapshots to recover individual files from the volume, or rollback an entire volume. Built-in application integration provides automated quiescing for Microsoft VSS applications.
Remote copy reduces costs for disaster recovery
Remote copy replicates snapshots between P4000 G2 SANs at primary/remote locations. Copies are thinly provisioned with no space reservation required. Remote copy enables centralized backup and disaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverages application integrated snapshots for faster recovery.
Data remains available during site failures
HP P4000 G2 SANs stripe and protect multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single point of failure in the SAN. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a disk, controller, storage node, power, network, or site failure.
Integrated replication for disaster recovery
HP P4000 G2 SANs include integrated replication at no additional cost that simplifies management with simple failover and failback.
Change configurations without incurring downtime
Administrators can add capacity, increase performance, grow and migrate volumes between HP P4000 G2 SAN clusters on the fly with no application downtime.
Scale performance and capacity simultaneously
Each time a storage node is added to the P4000 G2 SAN, the capacity, performance, and redundancy of the entire storage solution increases.
Avoid disruptive upgrades
Add resources to the P4000 G2 SAN non-disruptively as capacity and performance requirements increase. Applications remain online during maintenance events for best in class availability.
Business continuance with integrated HA and DR
Every P4000 G2 SAN includes integrated synchronous and asynchronous replication at no additional cost. This reduces costs and simplifies management of high availability/fault tolerant and disaster recovery storage solutions.
Best practice analyzer
Ensuring best-in-class operation with built-in best-practice analyzer which automatically recommends SAN best practices and how to implement those.
Reference architectures for client virtualization
VDI and client virtualization deployments are aided with the P4000 reference architectures for VMware and Citrix for projects of all sizes.