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The Architectural Advantages of HP P4000 SANs

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Executive Summary

HP P4000 SANs are clustered iSCSI SANs that support virtualized and non-virtualized environments alike. The product line has a comprehensive feature set that includes all of its sophisticated storage management for use by every customer. Storage clustering enables HP P4000 SANs to scale capacity and performance linearly and non-disruptively. SAN/iQ Network RAID is built-in synchronous mirroring that protects data and allows configuration of availability levels on a per-volume basis rather than a per-storage-system basis. SAN/iQ Thin Provisioning is integrated throughout every product function, helping to reduce the amount of storage that must be purchased, raising utilization levels, and reducing total cost of ownership. Snapshots and SmartClone volumes provide instant, point-in-time, space-efficient volume copies that are readable, writeable, and mountable for use by applications and backup software.

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