File and Object Services for SANs

The HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controller provides an efficient, bulletproof, and effortless way to provide file services from any model of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage.

With one or two nodes per 2U chassis, 3PAR StoreServ File Controllers serve thousands of concurrent users and multiple diverse workloads using block capacity. With autonomic space reclamation, non-intrusive sub file deduplication, and support for storage federation services such as Peer Motion, customers can maximize capacity usability and extend their storage investment. A range of encryption options, sophisticated data access controls for Microsoft Active Directory-based IT environments, and the ability to run endpoint protection and backup software onboard protects your data and your organization. This bulletproof protection is further enhanced by clustering up to eight 3PAR StoreServ File Controllers for transparent failover, and to enable online rolling maintenance updates so that users can always access their data.

What's new

  • Windows Storage Server 2016 now available for new and existing HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controllers, with improved security, encryption, and deduplication


Maximize your Primary Storage Efficiency

Support thousands of users and devices concurrently accessing their files and consolidate multiple diverse workloads via a broad range of file protocols.

Save an average of 50 to 60% capacity with sub-file deduplication and compression1, and with autonomic space reclamation. Systems running Windows Storage Server 2016 benefit from an enhanced engine that supports performant deduplication of large files (1TB) and large volumes.

Built-in file sync and share enables employees, mobile workers and distributed teams to access their work files from any Internet-connected desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Organizations can apply policies to wipe devices remotely and enforce lock screen passwords to protect data on employee devices.

Use advanced data management to automatically improve use of resources, comply with data retention policies, and enhance protection of sensitive files. Reduce your branch office WAN usage with Hosted BranchCache, which automatically caches frequently accessed corporate data center files locally.

Accelerate copying files by up to 6.5 times with Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) over the SMB protocol.

Deploy your File Shares with Confidence

Deliver continuity of data access with online file system healing and, when clustered, with rolling maintenance updates, transparent failover, and automatic disaster recovery across local and remote HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.

Protect data while at rest with file system encryption and data drive encryption, and while in flight with SMB encryption and SMB signing.

File Classification Infrastructure can dynamically identify files based on sensitivity and implement sophisticated access controls based on your organization’s requirements using Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Reduce cost and complexity by installing antivirus scanning software and data protection agents onboard. Microsoft Azure support allows you to seamlessly store backups of file shares and data in the cloud, using your Azure subscription, for protection against disasters and catastrophic failures.

Simplify your Storage Provisioning and Administration

Provision storage from raw block capacity to use for file shares using the SMI-S Provider integrated File Controller Server Manager.

Repurpose capacity easily and dynamically between file shares and block volumes on HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays. Leverage capacity-optimized HDDs for file shares and reserve flash SSDs for performance-intensive workloads.

The familiar Windows-based storage OS makes management straightforward, even for limited IT resources or IT generalists, so your admins can spend more time on core projects..

  • 1.
    "Plan to Deploy Data Deduplication," Microsoft, August 2012
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