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HP unveils ProLiant Gen9 Tower servers for small business

Brian Karlovsky | March 18, 2015
Launches new hybrid flash for mid-sized companies.

HP general manager, storage, South Pacific, Paul Shaw, said the demand for rapid response to changing conditions is crucial for businesses of all sizes, but for mid-sized companies, access to required storage capabilities can be just out of reach.

"At HP, we're working with channel partners to simplify storage infrastructure and accelerate growth for customers by bringing hot technologies such as flash storage down into the entry segment," he said.

HP has also released a new StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array that uses the latest SSDs and Adaptive Optimisation tiering functionality to deliver 12 times the performance with more than 90 percent power and footprint savings per 2-node cluster than a spinning disk configuration.

The system is compatible with and shares the same management experience as other StoreVirtual-based solutions, including the HP StoreVirtual Virtual, Storage Appliance (VSA), HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual hyper-converged appliances, and the built-in storage within HP Helion OpenStack.

Common data services, such as replication for disaster recovery and online data migration between storage pools, provide 100 percent interoperability and flexibility to mix and match deployments.

According to a company statement, channel Partners can easily introduce mid-sized businesses to hybrid flash storage with the specially priced, 2-node HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid SAN bundle at a 30 percent saving(1.

Utilising HP Peer Motion, customers can seamlessly move workloads to the new hybrid StoreVirtual cluster with only a few clicks and zero application disruption.

HP has also upgraded its StoreOnce Backup family to better accommodate the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Built on the same foundation as the flagship HP StoreOnce 6500 Backup appliance, the new entry-level StoreOnce 2900 protects up to 70 TB of data in a single, 12-hour window and restores up to 41 TB in the same period.

The scalable, entry-level HP StoreOnce 2900 Backup appliance offers customers twice as much backup capacity(3) and 30 percent better performance than competitive systems at 23 percent lower cost.

Customers can start small but grow to 31.5 TB of usable capacity in a space-saving 2U footprint.

The system is also fully compatible with HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central for simple, hypervisor-managed data protection of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.

For smaller customers looking for a completely software-defined backup appliance, the HP StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) can be run within a virtual machine without any need to purchase additional hardware.

HP StoreOnce VSA provides de-duplicated disk backup features alongside application-based virtual machines on virtual servers running VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Linux KVM.

The HP StoreOnce 2900 Backup appliance is available in late March for AU$35,845.

While the expansion kit adds 16TB of usable capacity and is available for AU$20,680.


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