At its Global Partner conference this week in Las Vegas, HP announced a range of data center storage solution updates, new hybrid flash storage, and enhanced file solutions.
Looking to bring new features and fast SSD into entry level markets, HP has released a new StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array. The company said that Adaptive Optimization tiering provided by this latest SSD can deliver 12 times the performance with more than 90 percent power and footprint savings over a spinning disk configuration. A 2 node 4335 SAN bundle with 12.4TB of capacity starts at $59,000, according to HP.
Catering to small to mid-sized businesses and filling a gap in the portfolio, HP added a new model to the StoreOnce Backup family. With 31.5TB of usable capacity, the new StoreOnce 2900 backup appliance offers twice as much capacity as previous versions and is compatible with HP StoreOnce Recover Manager for hypervisor-managed data protection of 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays. HP also noted that in a 12-hour window, the 2900 can protect up to 70TB of data and restore up to 41TB.
HP also refreshed its NAS line of StoreEasy Storage, with new 1450, 1650, and 1850 models based on HP ProLiant Generation 9 servers. HP said it has added enhancements to the StoreEasy Dashboard as well as support for 25 times faster RAID rebuilds. Again courting the entry level market, a StoreEasy 1450 with 4TB of raw capacity starts at $5,497. HP StoreEasy also now includes Vision Solutions Double Take Availability, factory-installed software that provides protection for critical data with real-time, byte-level replication.
HP's Storage Marketing Vice President Craig Nunes said that 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." Nunes added that, "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."