Do you need to make sure that your mission critical data is always on the fastest storage devices? HP XP7 Smart Tiers Software improves storage performance and controls costs by transparently migrating data to appropriate tiers of storage within the HP XP7 Storage system. It manages data in thin provisioning pools. You can monitor performance at the page level and can migrate the data online to a different tier, automatically or manually, based on policies. HP XP7 Smart Tiers Software supports up to three tiers per pool. XP7 Smart Tiers Software helps utilize different types of storage media (SSD, 15K SAS, 7.2K SAS) optimally. With page level movements across tiers, it enables the most effective utilization of expensive tiers such as SSD by helping facilitate that only the most frequently accessed data is stored there.

What's new

  • Real-time tiering - Seconds to sub-seconds cycle time providing round trip time with lowest response time capabilities for rapidly accessed data

Features

Achieve Desired Application Performance with Lower Costs

The HP XP7 Smart Tiers Software achieves lower response time for heavily accessed data and significantly improves performance of I/O intensive applications.

Enhance the performance of your virtualized (thin provisioned) storage and achieve superior performance at lower costs.

For your mainframe environment, XP7 Smart Tiers Software is also bundled with HP XP7 Mainframe Tiering Suite bundle.

Better Utilization of Storage Media Resources

The HP XP7 Smart Tiers Software utilizes different types of storage media (SSD, 15K SAS, 7.2K SAS) optimally.

Page movements across tiers enables the most effective utilization of expensive tiers such as SSD.

Saves money with fewer rotating disks through fewer cabinets, less floor space, less power and cooling.

Automatic or Manual Tier Relocation of Thin Provisioning Pages

The HP XP7 Smart Tiers Software retains excellent performance even in peak load conditions with dynamic rule-based tier relocation.

You can relocate data from a slow tier to a fast tier at a page level instead of at a LUN level resulting in finer control of data movement and better performance.