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HPE XP P9500 Disk Array – Product Brief

This document is retired and no longer updated. This product has been replaced by the HPE XP7.

This product has been replaced by the HPE XP7

The HP XP P9500 Disk Array is based on an OEM of the HDS Virtual Storage Platform.  The XP P9500 is the high-end enterprise offering from HP that is capable of both mainframe and open system attachment.  Changes over the earlier XP product in this model are internal processors and the Universal Star Network has been replaced by the Hierarchical Star Network. Control processors and other components have been upgraded as well. The marketing theme of scale up, scale-out, scale deep embodies the ability of this platform to scale vertically (greater capacities managed by each virtual domain), horizontally (multiple virtual storage domains), and deeply (more third party arrays with greater capacity virtualized behind the XP P9500 controller). Previous generation XP software-based features and functionality are supported on the XP P9500.

The HP XP P9500 is a high-end virtualized storage array platform that has undergone continual revisions and refinements since the introduction of the first HP XP platform in 2004. The XP P9500 embodies those refinements and adds automated storage tiering within the array. Customers can now utilize SSD, SAS and SATA disk as definable storage tiers for more efficient use of internal capacity.

Highlights include:

  • FC and FICON block storage
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Snapshots
  • Remote Replication
  • VAAI
  • Disk spin down

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Usage
  • Potential
  • System Specifications from Evaluator Group Competitive Matrix

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