3PAR vs. EVA: Which Storage Solution Offers More Value? [HP]

3PAR vs. EVA: Which Storage Solution Offers More Value?

When HP completed the acquisition of 3PAR in September, 2010 for $2.35 billion, it was unclear what HP would do with 3PAR’s product line. HP already had a competing product in their EVA!

3PAR was the first to bring storage virtualization to the market and were a leader in thin provisioning. Many speculated that HP would have to end their EVA product line as both EVA and 3PAR were mid-to-high range products with overlapping features.

Instead of ending the HP EVA product line or ending 3PAR’s products (and just taking their intellectual property), HP continues to support and sell both 3PAR and EVA product lines to mid and high range enterprise customers.

Confused? Enterprises are still trying to figure out how these two similar products compare, and how to decide which solution will drive the best outcomes. Let’s quickly compare 3 points: terminology, architecture, capabilities and I’ll give you my recommendations.

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eBook: Dell Compellent lets you spend less time managing your data [Dell]

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Dell Compellent storage is an enterprise data storage array that delivers high performance with fewer drives, power and space. With Compellent being utilized any organization can save time and reduce human error with its built-in intelligence and automation which streamline data management. Compellent has advanced space-efficient snapshot technology that protects organizations against needless downtime which translates into dollars lost.

Dell Compellent storage systems can help address 8 common data storage issues.

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Storage Magazine’s 2011 Backup Hardware Product Of The Year [Quantum]

With the onset of virtualization and its increasing adoption, companies face the challenge of overhauling the infrastructure that supports their virtual environment. Amidst the chaos and change, have you thought about how this affects your data protection solution?

When it comes to data protection, the goal always remains the same: ensure backup and restore capabilities holistically for all server instances as well as a structure for individual recovery. Paired with a virtualization strategy, the challenge of virtualizing your existing environments shifts to the challenge of virtualizing your existing environments while keeping the interoperability of the disaster recovery solution you already have.

It doesn’t have to be complex if you stick to these bottom lines with vmPRO 4000, Storage Magazine’s backup hardware product of the year (2011). [Read more…]