HP has introduced new server-based disc, tape and optical storage technologies and enhanced information management software.
HP said its storage offerings combined with enhanced information management software helped users to better align data retention and protection costs with the business value of information.
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The enhancements include:
- more than 200 new features in HP OpenView Data Protector version 5.5 for data management across tiers of storage technologies
- HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1500 cs, which provides tiered storage within a single system by offering support for concurrent attachment of both SCSI and Serial ATA disc enclosures behind a single controller shelf
- HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive, based on third-generation Linear Tape-Open tape drive technology and providing Ultrium-based write-once read-many capability
- HP StorageWorks Optical jukeboxes, which provide long-term storage of electronic records and data for cost-effective regulatory compliance.
“Customers are buying network storage across multiple tiers in order to manage huge data volumes cost-effectively and satisfy long-term data retention and regulatory compliance requirements,” said HP vice-president Frank Harbist.
Harbist envisaged users storing data on the most cost-effective storage platform based on the changing business relevance of information throughout its lifecycle.