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HPE StoreVirtual 4000 – Product Analysis

Last updated February 1st, 2017 with minor change to replication support for VSA. 10 page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of HP StoreVirtual 4000

The HP StoreVirtual 4000 is a series of products based on the LeftHand Networks technology acquired in 2008. The StoreVirtual 4130 and 4330 models allow a single node per SAN and can be SAN attached using iSCSI over Ethernet. The 4330FC model is attached by Fibre Channel. StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage has both SSDs and HDDs with support for automatic tiering called Adaptive Optimization. The 4530 and 4730 are IP-based storage systems using iSCSI with server-based nodes and attached storage. The 4630 BladeSystem SAN uses blades in a C7000 enclosure with management from BladeSystem Infrastructure tools. The integral software system used to create the IP-based block storage systems is named LeftHand OS software and includes many advanced capabilities. When deployed, the StoreVirtual 4000 systems deliver a complete SAN for block-based storage. Since its original introduction, the StoreVirtual and the earlier LeftHand Networks implementation have been very successful at allowing customers to simply deploy and manage a sophisticated SAN solution in their environments. 

A software only version that is loadable as a virtual machine on standard servers is offered as well. This offering is called the HP StoreVirtual VSA or Virtual Storage Appliance.

HP StoreVirtual competes with other mid-range storage systems including Dell EqualLogic systems, IBM Storwize V5000, and EMC VNX.

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