Our latest SPC-1 benchmark numbers are in. They are big and huge. 225,000 IOPs at 83% storage utilization. That's 83% utilization, which is a lot higher than most other vendors SPC-1 tests, which tend to run storage utilization in the 30% range to get their best performance numbers.
By the way, 3PAR systems tend to run at much higher utilization rates in production environments than our competitors' products do. This is true whether or not customers are using thin provisioning or not - there is a lot more to the 3PAR InServ architecture than thin provisioning. FWIW, this benchmark did not use thin provisioning. Better yet, it was done with a real system, not a lab experiment, as IBM published last Friday.
These results were attained with one of 3PAR's new T-Class system configured for high performance transaction processing, but the configuration steps involved could be done by almost anyone. That means you don't have to pay for expensive professional services or engineering assistance to get world beating transaction processing performance. Eat you heart out HDS.