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HP comes up with shedloads more storage

by on18 March 2015

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HP has used its Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas to lift the kimono on shedloads of storage gear.

The maker of expensive printer ink showed off some read-caching SSD options for entry-level MSA storage, StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array, StoreOnce 2900 Backup appliance, 1TB - 50TB StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance, StoreEasy 1450, 1650 and 1850 file-server models and combined StoreEasy and LiveVault TurboRestore technology for Backup -as-a-Service (BUaaS) and DoubleTake to StoreEasy for higher availability.

HP storage marketing VP Craig Nunes said HP is "bringing hot technologies such as flash storage down into the entry segment," and "working with channel partners to simplify storage infrastructure."

Basically a a flash-cached MSA array can "perform large-scale queries and other data-intensive operations with up to 65 per cent less latency" than a disk-only array.

The new StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array with SSDs and Adaptive Optimization tiering functionality reinforces the flash over disk for performance. HP claims it has 12 times the performance with more than 90 per cent power.

"A new StoreOnce 2900 entry-level backup appliance offers twice as much backup capacity and 30 per cent better performance than [the DD2200] at 23 per cent lower cost."

Cash strapped punters can run a StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) can be run within a virtual machine without any need to purchase additional hardware.

HP said it "provides deduplicated disk backup features alongside application-based virtual machines on virtual servers running VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Linux KVM. HP StoreOnce VSA is expanded to include a larger 50TB high capacity option as well as a fully-functional 1TB free option."

Three new StoreEasy file servers are powered by ProLiant gen 9 servers can offer "56 per cent greater capacity at 20 per cent lower cost" and HP claims RAID rebuilds are 25 per cent faster.

The DoubleTake software adds real-time, byte-level replication. If a system fails then customers can recover their data from the replication target repository.

If customers adding LiveVault TurboRestore to StoreEasy "backups can be set up to provide continuous data protection with data stored offsite at two geographically separated and mirrored data centres to reduce the risk of data loss."

The StoreOnce 2900 Backup appliance is available in late March for US$26,000. A 16TB expansion kit is available for $15,000.

Customers can download the free 1TB StoreOnce VSA from March 23.

The StoreVirtual 4355 Hybrid SAN Solution 2-Node bundle (12.4 TB of usable capacity before network RAID) is available immediately, starting at $59,000.

The StoreEasy 1450, 1650 and 1850 models are available from March 30, with the StoreEasy 1450 with 4TB of raw capacity starting at $5,497.

The BUaaS offering with StoreEasy and LiveVault starts at a price of $7,500, and includes the StoreEasy 1450 product plus 2TB of backup to the LiveVault cloud for 1 year.

The HP StoreEasy Double Take# full license is available immediately for $3,995.

MSA SSD read-caching SSDs start from $1,599.

Last modified on 18 March 2015
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