HP has announced the biggest ever expansion of its storage products portfolio to help it win a bigger slice of the estimated $63bn (£34bn) global storage market.
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The new products include HP’s entry into network-attached storage (NAS) - a cheaper technology than storage area networking (San).
"Customers are looking for storage solutions to simplify their storage environments, increase their agility and address the significant growth of data," said IDC analyst John McArthur. "HP is focused on increasing both its visibility and competitiveness across a broad portfolio of offerings."
Bob Schultz, senior vice-president and general manager of HP’s StorageWorks division, said, "Every day, our customers tell us that they need to improve business continuity, consolidate storage and servers, comply with more regulations, simplify storage management and continue building an infrastructure that can adapt to change."
Announced at HP’s StorageWorks conference in Las Vegas, the new products include:
- HP StorageWorks Enterprise File Services (EFS) Clustered Gateway. “50% or more savings over comparable offerings from NetApp and EMC”
- HP StorageWorks EFS Wan Accelerator. Speeds up branch office application access over the Wan
- HP StorageWorks 6000 Virtual Library System. “Dramatically improves backup and recovery performance”
- HP StorageWorks 4000, 6000 and 8000 Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVAs). “Maintain industry's lowest disk array total cost of ownership”
- HP StorageWorks Enterprise Modular Library E-series. "An ideal pairing with EVA"
- Information Lifecycle Management services. Help companies choose, implement and manage their storage systems
- Fast recovery solutions. Enable recovery of Microsoft Exchange databases “in minutes instead of hours”
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