Is 460TB enough flash storage for you?

Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2014 - 03:32 PM |
Tagged: hp, 3PAR 7450

If you are looking for extreme storage you can't top HP's 3PAR 7450 server at this time.  With a total capacity of 460TB you can have the largest and fastest commercially available storage for whatever you need stored.  There are some very interesting enterprise level features on this device, from deduplication to Adaptive Sparing which allows the 7450 to recover some of the over-provisioned storage on the drive used to replace failed flash.  They also offer a 5 year warranty on the drives inside as well as guaranteeing six 9's of reliability which works out to less than a minute of downtime per year.  According to what HP told The Register you can expect to pay $2/GB; it is nice to dream isn't it?

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"The drives actually have 1.6TB of raw flash capacity but, using this aforementioned technology, HP says it can recover some of the over-provisioned storage – so the effective capacity of the 7450 SSDs is up to 1.92TB. Note the “up to” in HP’s statement; a cue for lots of fierce examination of Megsco’s capacity uplifting claims by competing suppliers."

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Source: The Register
June 10, 2014 | 03:40 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

No. No it is not.

June 10, 2014 | 05:55 PM - Posted by willmore (not verified)

"They also offer a 5 year warranty on the drives inside as well as guaranteeing six 9's of reliability which works out to less than a minute of downtime per year."

Buildings don't even have that kind of reliability.

June 10, 2014 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

high availability used to be a thing before The Cloud and other fancy new crap which gets one 9 of reliablity on a good day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_availability

June 10, 2014 | 05:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not near enough for all of grandma's cat videos, granny is a cat video junkie, and needs her 500 a day fix, or she gets withdrawal symptoms. Ain't no scarier sight than granny DT'n for lack of cute little furball action!

June 10, 2014 | 11:36 PM - Posted by bill (not verified)

wow, based on most manufacturer's 1000gb/1tb count, and multiplied by $2/gb, that's 920,000 dollars for 460TB......
plus taxes....that's a fucking million dollars!

June 11, 2014 | 05:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes but that's amortized over 5 years, and guaranteed by HP for those 5 years, and 920Gs is not a whole lot of money in big cloud land, so the over-provisioning removal risks are on HP, and not the user, the user gets the extra space, and HP's engineering QC quants have worked the failure analysis down to a serviceable level, of course, HP is looking to up sale a big services contract to go along with the product, and they have probably purchased Exabytes worth of these drives, at a big volume discount.

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