HP adds purpose-built all-flash array to 3Par lineup

The StoreServ 7450 is designed to get the full benefit out of flash media

By , IDG News Service |  Storage

The StoreServ 7450 can be configured with 100GB and 200GB SSDs with SLC (single-level cell) technology or 400GB SSDs built with MLC (multi-level cell). Its maximum capacity is 240 drives and 96TB of storage. Some customers that require the highest performance will use SLC, but it's likely that most will use MLC because of its lower cost, HP's Nunes said.

The StoreServ 7450 is available immediately, starting at US$99,000.

Also at HP Discover, the company introduced a Android app, called HP StoreFront Mobile Access, that lets administrators monitor storage performance and service levels from smartphones. It includes automatic alerts and event notifications and uses encrypted logins. The free app is available now from the Android app store.

HP also is introducing a Fibre Channel switch that can scale up from 48 to 96 ports. It can be equipped for 4Gbps (bit-per-second), 8Gbps and 16Gbps Fibre Channel. The HP StoreFabric SN6500B B-Series Fibre Channel Switch is available now in four configurations, starting at $73,999.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

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