HP plans to launch a raft of new data storage solutions to challenge big storage rivals like EMC.
HP plans to unveil around ten new storage products and services at its StorageWorks conference in Las Vegas.
The new products will include revamped versions of its StorageWorks enterprise arrays, and a big entry into the network attached storage (NAS) market to challenge both EMC and NetApp, the leaders in NAS.
HP will also launch a wide area network accelerator to speed up access to applications that are shared across a network. Juniper Networks is another company looking to expand in this area, through recent acquisitions.
In addition, HP plans to update its virtual data library solutions with new disk-based products, and launch a new range of management services to help enterprise users plan, implement and manage their storage networks.