Just by doing a Google around, a few tidbits of info have appeared about the next release of the SAN/iQ environment for the HP P4000 range of storage.
From a VMware vSphere perspective, the following may be making an appearance:
- VAAI support, for copy/clone, block zeroing and VMFS locking offloading
- Greater vSphere vStorage API integration – perhaps for snapshots and multi-pathing
There should be enhanced monitoring across management groups and clusters and new event and alerting options.
Enhanced Network RAID options around Network RAID5/6 – to hopefully boost performance and rid the use of snapshots on the current implementation.
Enhanced MPIO DSM for Windows providing active/active multi-pathing.
New management around patches and updates for SAN/iQ and drivers, perhaps including the hardware updates
Some form of HP remote alerting and monitoring (some form of insight phone home tech?)
Hopefully all this and more will make an appearance before the end of December 2010.