The HPE StoreVirtual 3200 is a dual, active-active controller entry-level storage system based on the StoreVirtual software also used in the StoreVirtual 4000 and StoreVirtual VSA. The major differences are in the $6055 starting price, achieved by using ARM processors and being packaged as a dual controller system in 2U rather than a scale-out storage with single nodes as with the 4000 series. Advanced features of StoreVirtual continue with the exception that multi-node network RAID 10 is not yet available. Scale-out capabilities are planned for the next software release.
The HPE StoreVirtual software is based on the LeftHand Networks technology acquired in 2008. The StoreVirtual 3200 is a block storage system with support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI attachment, either direct or in a Storage Area Network. The StoreVirtual 3200 supports both SSDs and HDDs with sub=- LUN automatic tiering called Adaptive Optimization. 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 HPE StoreVirtual VSA or Virtual Storage Appliance.
HPE StoreVirtual 3200 competes with other entry storage systems including Dell EqualLogic systems, IBM Storwize V3700, and EMC Unity (VNXe).
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