Published: July 24th, 2018

HPE announced new capabilities for its popular HPE 3PAR storage solution this morning, such as new automation tools and added support for DevOps.

The 3PAR platform is getting a new version of the cloud-based AI called HPE InfoSight, giving customers predictive analytics to anticipate and prevent issues across their systems. HPE says earlier versions of InfoSight have already predicted and automatically fixed 85 per cent of more than 1,500 complex cases across the HPE 3PAR installed base.

The fastest way to get a leg up on the competition is by adopting AI and automation capabilities, said Ivan Iannaccone, vice-president and general manager for HPE 3PAR, in a statement.

“HPE 3PAR offers customers a flexible storage platform that easily adapts to any environment, which is critical as companies embrace new technologies and cloud native applications,” he explained. “The new functionalities announced today build on 3PAR’s tier-1 all-flash foundation, and provide the agility needed to keep pace with growing business demands.”

HPE also announced improved application automation for on-premises infrastructure with HPE 3PAR to speed up customers’ DevOps initiatives, in addition to a few more updates.

  • Toolsets to automate and manage HPE 3PAR for the cloud, DevOps, virtualization and container environments. In addition to existing integration with Docker and Mesosphere DC/OS, HPE 3PAR now works with Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift to offer automation and integration with the leading container platforms.
  • A new plug-in for VMware vRealize Orchestrator, which allows users with self-service storage automation through pre-built workflows to quickly deploy and streamline storage management.
  • Enhanced native infrastructure management toolchains to make DevOps more agile. New pre-built blueprints for configuration management tools available for HPE 3PAR users – Chef, Puppet and Ansible, as well as language software development kits in Ruby and Python – allows DevOps teams to automate storage functions in native programming languages for faster application deliveries.

HPE InfoSight is now available to all HPE 3PAR customers with an active support contract at no additional charge, in addition to the new automation features for DevOps.