Technical white paper

Technical Overview of HPE 3PAR File Persona Software

Executive summary

Today's data centers are expected to deploy, manage, and report on different tiers of business applications, databases, virtual workloads, home directories, and file sharing simultaneously. They also need to colocate multiple systems while sharing power and energy. This is true for large and small environments. The trend in modern IT is to consolidate as much as possible to minimize cost and maximize efficiency of data centers and branch offices. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is highly efficient, flash-optimized storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file, and object access to help consolidate diverse workloads efficiently. HPE 3PAR OS and converged controllers incorporate multiprotocol support into the heart of the system architecture.

Intended audience

This white paper provides an overview of HPE 3PAR File Persona Software and technical details about the features and core file data services included in the software. It is intended to assist system administrators, solution architects, presales engineers, and professional services consultants who design, deploy, and administer HPE 3PAR StoreServ storage systems in a home directory or a corporate and group share environment.


File Persona is a feature of HPE 3PAR OS that enables a rich set of file protocols and core file data services on an HPE 3PAR StoreServ system. File Persona inherits the industry-leading architecture and Block Persona benefits of HPE 3PAR StoreServ. It extends the spectrum of primary storage workloads natively addressed by HPE 3PAR StoreServ to the following workloads through File Persona - all with truly converged controllers, agile capacity, and unified management: