HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN solutions deliver enterprise functionality that enhances virtual environments, simplifies management, and reduces costs. Easy to deploy, scale and maintain, HP P4000 SANs ensure that crucial business data remains available. The approach to storage provides unique double fault protection across the entire SAN, reducing vulnerability without driving up costs the way traditional SANs can.
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 can scale performance and capacity on-line.
Network RAID delivers new levels of data availability
Network RAID protects multiple copies of data across a cluster of storage nodes, eliminating any single point of failure in the HP P4000 SAN. Applications have continuous data availability in the event of a power, network, disk, controller, or entire storage node 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 SAN and ultimately increases the ROI.
Snapshots simplify data protection
Snapshots create thinly provisioned, instant point-in-time copies of data on a per-volume basis. Built in application integrated snapshots enable automated quiescing for Microsoft VSS enabled applications. Administrators can access HP P4000 SAN snapshots to recover individual files/folders from the volume, and rollback an entire volume or sets of volumes to a prior state.
Remote copy reduces costs for disaster recovery
Remote copy replicates snapshots between HP P4000 SANs at primary and remote locations. Copies are thinly provisioned with no space reservation required at the remote location. Remote copy enables centralized backup and disaster recovery on a per-volume basis.
Data remains available during site failures
HP P4000 SANs 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 power, network, disk, controller, or entire storage node failure.
Integrated replication for disaster recovery
HP P4000 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 SAN clusters on the fly with no application downtime.
Scale performance and capacity simultaneously
Each time a storage node is added to the HP P4000 SAN, the capacity, performance, and redundancy of the entire storage solution increases.
Avoid disruptive upgrades
Add resources to the HP P4000 SAN non-disruptively as capacity and performance requirements increase. Applications remain online during maintenance events for best in class availability.
Centralized Management Console (CMC)
Multiple data centers and sites can be managed from an all inclusive "single pane-of-glass". The HP P4000 SAN features are managed from the Centralized Management Console (CMC) for simple, easy-to-manage storage.
Business continuance with integrated HA and DR
Every HP P4000 SAN includes integrated synchronous and asynchronous replication at no additional cost. This approach reduces costs and simplifies management of high availability/fault tolerant and disaster recovery storage solutions.