PHOTO - HP country manager HP storage Chung Chee Cheong.
Current storage siloed technologies cannot support the demands of the business world, according to technology giant HP Malaysia, which has launched its converged storage approach in Malaysia.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur in late June, HP Malaysia country manager, HP storage, Chung Chee Cheong said a 'borderless' approach was needed to meet current business demands. "The world has changed: companies are struggling with rigid and outdated storage architectures that are incapable of efficiently managing explosive data growth. These architectures also are limited by the lack of multi-tenancy and scalability features required for cloud computing. "
"Multi-tenancy is a critical design element that enables consolidation of data from many different users without sacrificing security or performance," said Chung. "To address these gaps, HP's new Converged Storage architecture fundamentally changes how data is accessed by integrating scale-out storage software with converged server and storage hardware platforms. Advanced management tools that span the architecture help speed IT service delivery. As a result, clients can reduce administration time by up to 90 per cent, according to documented client experiences."
Faster to deploy
"In addition, this approach is 41 per cent faster to deploy, according to the '2010 Scale-Out Storage Survey' by ESG Research, while provisioning can be done as fast as 15 minutes," he said, adding that the HP Converged Storage portfolio included virtualised and utility solutions that span major storage protocols and can be delivered as physical or virtual systems with the multi-tenancy required by the cloud.
He said the HP Converged Storage architecture was delivered through the new HP X9000 IBRIX Storage System. "This allows massive utility-based file storage, scaling to more than 16 petabytes with more than 1,000 nodes - all managed through a single interface."
HP also introduced the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System for mid-sized companies, which was developed with Microsoft. "The HP X5000 is uniquely tuned for Microsoft-based networks and clients. Proprietary storage systems, which are built on more complex operating systems, are often very difficult to manage by companies heavily invested in Microsoft environments," said Chung.
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