HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array 4000 Product Details
The HP StorageWorks 4000 Enterprise Virtual Array is one of three next generation storage array products. Designed specifically for customers in the mid-range marketplace, by offering a high performance, high availability "virtual" array storage solution. Not only does this solution save time, space and costs compared to traditionally architected storage, it is supported by a powerfully simple suite of management software making it easy for users to achieve highest level of productivity. The EVA4000 is designed for the data center where there is a critical need for improved storage utilization and scalability. The EVA4000 meets application specific demands for transaction I/O performance for the mid-range customer. It provides easy capacity expansion, instantaneous replication, and simplified storage administration. The EVA4000 combined with HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software provides a comprehensive solution designed to simplify management and maximize performance.
Key features and benefits
^^ Simplicity without compromise: the HP StorageWorks EVA4000 supports HP StorageWorks Command ViewEVA Software Suite for simplified and automated midrange enterprise storage area networks (SANs) and a lower total cost of ownership. Easy to manage online LUN growth helps to automatically optimize performance.As a member of the EVA family, the HP StorageWorks EVA4000 provides excellent easeof-use features.
^^ Growth without limits: the HP StorageWorks EVA4000 provides increased throughput using new controllersthat provide twice the cache mirroring ports for improved
I/O performance. The outstanding virtualization featuresof the HP StorageWorks EVA4000 help ensure all thedisks in the array are used more efficiently, keeping themall busier and eliminating bottlenecks that lower performance. The HP StorageWorks EVA4000 also provides
the ability to add physical disks online quickly to get the storage capacity you need without the restrictions typically associated with adding disks online with traditional arrays.
^^ Virtualization: state-of-the-art design improves performance,disk usage and allows for easy dynamic storage expansion. When new disks are added to groups, the controller automatically distributes the data and removes potential hot spots.
^^ Virtually instantaneous Snapclone: allows for immediate use of the clone copy, savingsignificant time.
^^ Virtually capacity-free Snapshot (Vsnap): very efficient low cost option. Saves disk space and improves disk utilization efficiency.
^^ High capacity: supports up to 16.8 TB of storage capacity, with any combination of high performance Fibre Channel (FC) and/or low cost Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) drives with any of the supported Vraid types. Can quickly and easily add physical disks online.
^^ Support: enables effectiveness of deployment and delivers the proactive services required to help maintain a stable, highly available EVA4000 storage platform over time.
^^ Remote service tools: if you’re managing a 24x7 business with little tolerance for unplanned downtime,HP Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE) with proactive remote monitoring can help keep your IT infrastructure highly available. ISEE, the remote service
tool for HP EVA devices, provides, at no additional cost, event monitoring and proactive diagnostic capabilityvia transmission of EVA status to the HP Service Center for proactive problem resolution.