HPE 3PAR Storage

What is 3PAR? 

HPE 3PAR SAN Storage Arrays are great for resilience, speed and redundancy. This is because 3PAR changed the way RAID sets are created.

Instead of creating RAID sets using the full capacity of each physical hard drive, HPE 3PAR arrays cut each hard disk (regardless of size) into 1GB “Chunklets”. Each 1GB chunklet is then grouped into RAID Chunklets of your choice, either RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 6. You define how many Data Chunklets you want in each RAID set with a minimum 3 or maximum 14 depending on which RAID level you want. The 3PAR array then groups all of these hundreds or possibly thousands, of RAID sets into one big RAID 0 volume, just like RAID 10 does when grouping RAID 1 sets into a RAID 0 volume.

This new approach to RAID gives you amazing redundancy abilities because 3PAR lets you set the level of redundancy within your SAN Array. You can setup “Per Disk” redundancy or “Per Disk Enclosure” redundancy. “Per Disk Enclosure” is by far the best redundancy as this setting lets you lose an entire Disk Enclosure to something like a power outage, but you will not lose any data, and your vDisks will still be online and accessible by your hosts. This is made possible because the 3PAR SAN array sets a rule stating that no more than 2x 1GB Chunklets from the same RAID set are allowed to reside on a disk on the same disk shelve.

Another great part of the HPE 3PAR setup is that because the physical disks are now cut up into 1GB Chunklets, your RAID sets don’t have to have equal sized disks… As long as the disks are of the same RPM speed, it doesn’t matter! Say you had a setup 12x 2TB 7.2K RPM hard drives, later on down the line you could add additional 6TB disks to this volume and expand it, as long as the disks were of the same RPM speed, 7.2k! The same goes for 10k and 15k, but you’re allowed to mix 10k and 15k drives in the same volume!

Another great feature is “Peer Persistence” which is SAN Replication. You can now present two separate HPE 3PAR arrays into what is called a “Peer Persistence” group. The two arrays don’t have to be identical, they can be of a different model/generation and can have different speed disks.

This is the best part… When you add your HPE 3PAR SAN Arrays into your Peer Persistence group, the HPE 3PAR Management Console presents the arrays as one WWN node to your hosts… Your host servers think they are seeing one SAN only! In the background, the HPE 3PAR Controllers are replicating data from the Active SAN Array to the Standby SAN Array. If your Active SAN Arrays fails, the Standby SAN Array will instantly take over without any disruption to your hosts or users, no one will notice! This is all made possible and made much more simple because of the single WWN setup.

Setting up “Peer Persistence” is simple too. You just switch it on within the HPE 3PAR Management Console and add the arrays to your newly created Peer Persistence Group. There is no complex software or settings that need to be added to your host Hyper-Visors or any complex setup needed within the HPE 3PAR Management Console. It’s true SAN Replication made simple!

If you would like to read up some more on HPE 3PAR and how it all works, please have a read through some of the links below:

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Choose Intelligent Servers for your 3PAR project

At Intelligent Servers, we stock a large range of refurbished 3PAR Arrays and Drives including the 7000 and 8000 series. If you would like a quote or to speak to one of our 3PAR engineers, please get in touch on 01423 223430 or email sales@intelligentservers.co.uk.

  • We’ve sold over 50 HPE 3PAR SAN configurations this year, ranging from all-flash to multi-tiered configurations
  • Our 3PAR engineers will fully configure and test your hardware before shipping in a ready to deploy condition
  • Save up to 80% with quality refurbished 3PAR
  • We don't just sell 3PAR, we use it in our own data centre giving us everyday hands on experience with the hardware
  • Free three year warranty including remote setup and support for the life of the warranty
  • Fully trained 3PAR engineers just a phone call away ready to give you technical advice 
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Series

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HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Series

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HPE 3PAR M6710 7.2TB 15K SAS (24x 300GB 15K SAS) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x HPE M6710 300GB 6G SAS 15K SFF Hard Drive
  • 2x HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $3,152.64 incl vat $2,293.55 incl vat

    HP 3PAR M6720 3.5 inch 4U SAS Drive Enclosure 4PSU + Rail - QR491A / QR491-63012

  • 1x QR491A - HP 3PAR M6720 3.5 inch 4U SAS Drive Enclosure 4PSU
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 4x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $413.78 incl vat

    HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure + Rails - QR490A / QR490-63012

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $440.06 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8000 SFF (2.5in) SAS Drive Enclosure - H6Z26A

  • 1x H6Z26A - HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8000 SFF(2.5in) SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 2U Rack Kit 3PAR StoreServ
  • $853.85 incl vat

    HP 3PAR M6710 14.4TB SAS (24x 600GB 10K SAS) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x C8R72A - HPE 3PAR StoreServ M6710 600GB 6Gb SAS 10K SFF(2.5-inch) HDD
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $985.20 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR M6710 10.8TB SAS (24x 450GB 10K SAS) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x QR494A - HPE M6710 450GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Hard Drive
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $1,307.04 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR M6710 21.6TB 10K SAS (24x 900GB 10K SAS) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x QR496A - HP M6710 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Hard Drive
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $2,095.20 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR M6710 7.2TB 15K SAS (24x 300GB 15K SAS) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x QR492A - HPE M6710 300GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Hard Drive
  • 2x 683251-001 - HP 3PAR M6710/M6720 I/O Controller ESM Module
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $2,292.24 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR M6710 2.4TB SSD (24x 100GB SAS SSD) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x QR502A - HP M6710 100GB 6G SAS SFF (2.5-inch) SLC Solid State Drive
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $2,883.36 incl vat

    HPE 3PAR M6710 4.8TB SSD (24x 200GB SAS SSD) Storage Expansion Enclosure

  • 1x QR490A - HP 3PAR M6710 2.5 inch 2U SAS Drive Enclosure
  • 24x QR503A - HP M6710 200GB 6G SAS SFF (2.5-inch) SLC Solid State Drive
  • 2x 682373-001 - HP 3PAR 580W Power Supply
  • 1x 683253-001 - HP 3PAR Rack Rail Kit 2U for StoreServ 7000
  • $4,196.95 incl vat