HP expands Converged Storage portfolio

Claims ‘redefinition’ of storage simplicity

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HP expands Converged Storage portfolio Gomaa: HP's Converged Storage innovations help clients in the UAE simplify infrastructure.
By  Stephen McBride Published  January 16, 2013

HP today introduced a range of products for its Converged Storage portfolio that are designed for virtualised, cloud and big data ecosystems.

According to research from Evaluator Group, organisations waste an average of 70% of physical disk space and over time build unwieldy heterogeneous architectures that are difficult to manage.

In 2011 HP launched its Converged Storage approach, which aimed to provide a common architecture that would adapt to a range of scale requirements, but retain common data services for block, object and file applications.

HP said the new solutions announced today at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, would "redefine" storage simplicity and take the Converged Storage suite to a new level that would incorporate many "industry-firsts".

"Legacy storage vendors across the Middle East are simply not equipped to help organisations respond to new workloads, and bolting on new features to old architectures has created a nightmare," said Walid Gomaa, business unit and sales manager, HP Storage Division, HP Middle East.

"HP's unique set of Converged Storage innovations helps clients in the UAE simplify infrastructure and reduce costs with a common architecture across storage segments and categories," said Gomaa.

HP claims that the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage solution is the world's only mid-range controller platform offering "tier-one storage availability and quality of service features at a easy price point for organisations". Supporting both block and file data services, the system is available with HDD and SSD or as an all-SSD configuration capable of performing more than 320,000 IO operations per second.

Also launched today is HP's StoreAll Storage, a solution for scalable big data retention and cloud storage; and StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup, a data protection solution for remote sites and data centres.

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