HP 3PAR Architecture Demonstrates Performance Milestone for Flash Arrays
This IDC Flash discusses the latest features of HP's flash arrays presented at HP Discover in December 2014. The company released data that demonstrated the ability of both its all-flash arrays (AFAs) and hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) to achieve sub-200 microsecond latencies while handling workloads of several hundreds of thousands of IOPS. This is a notable milestone in the industry specifically for HFA performance, clearly demonstrating that particularly well flash-optimized hybrid storage architectures can deliver better performance than the industry average for AFAs today. Furthermore, from a revenue perspective, HP is now reporting to IDC that its HFA revenue in 1H14 reached $225 million. This would make HP the fifth-largest HFA revenue generator during the first half of 2014. This is an update of the HP revenue reported in Worldwide All-Flash Array and Hybrid Flash Array 2014–2018 Forecast and 1H14 Vendor Shares (November 2014).
An AFA is defined as a network-based storage system that can only use flash media to meet performance and capacity requirements, whereas an HFA is defined as a network-based storage system that can (but does not necessarily) use a mix of solid state disks (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) to meet performance and capacity requirements.
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