HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software enables Storage Federation and is the first non-disruptive, do-it-yourself data migration and load balancing tool for enterprise storage. With Peer Motion, HP 3PAR StoreServ customers can load balance I/O workloads across systems at will, perform technology refresh seamlessly, cost-optimize asset lifecycle management, and lower technology refresh capital expenditure. Unlike traditional block migration approaches, Peer Motion enables customers to migrate storage volumes between any HP 3PAR StoreServ models online, non-disruptively, and without complex planning or dependency on extra tools. Peer Motion leverages HP 3PAR StoreServ Thin Built In™ technology to power the simple and rapid inline conversion of inefficient, “fat” volumes on source arrays to more efficient, higher-utilization “thin” volumes on the destination system. 3PAR Management Console orchestrates all stages of the data migration lifecycle to ensure data migration is simple and fool-proof.

What's new

  • Simple, scriptable CLI interface used to orchestrate data migration
  • Granular, single volume level migration for individual application migration using either 3PAR Management Console of a scriptable command line interface with the 3PAR Peer Motion Utility
  • Non-disruptive migrations for Windows and Red Hat Linux cluster environments
  • Simple to use without need to unzone volume paths from the source

Features

Load Balance Data Between Systems at Will

Provides online, non-disruptive, on-demand data mobility between HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems.

Works between any HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems, including midrange, high-end and all flash models.

Works without requiring complex planning or dependency on new technology layers/extra tools.

Works with 3PAR Management Console to enable do-it-yourself data migration that is simple and fool-proof.

Self-throttled data movement regulates data migration speed to preserve application performance.

Perform Technology Refresh Seamlessly

Non-disruptively migrates data between HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems while the application remains online.

Works with 3PAR Management Console to automate, simplify, and fool-proof the migration of data between HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems, thereby enabling a do-it-yourself data migration approach while minimizing the need for professional services.

Works with inter-generational HP 3PAR Operating System versions.

Cost-optimize Asset Lifecycle Management

Non-disruptive data mobility between any HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems unlocks the flexibility to optimize the purchase and addition of new resources to an existing system over its lifecycle.

Granular, single volume level data mobility for individual application for workload balancing.

Lower Technology Refresh Capital Expenditure

Leverages HP 3PAR StoreServ Thin Built-In ASIC to power the simple and rapid conversion of inefficient, “fat” volumes on source system to more efficient, higher-utilization “thin” volumes on the destination HP 3PAR StoreServ.

Removes allocated, but unused storage capacity, so the purchased capacity on the destination HP 3PAR StoreServ system can be right-sized for written data.

Can be used to seamlessly adjust the RAID level, subsystem failure protection level, drive type, stripe width, or radial placement of volumes to optimize data QoS levels and lower capital expenditure on destination HP 3PAR StoreServ system.