HP targets mid-market with new storage management system


HP targets mid-market with new storage management system

Antony Savvas

Hewlett-Packard has announced a new version of its storage resource management software that allows midsize businesses of up to 1,000 employees to gain better control over their rapidly expanding storage environments.

HP Storage Essentials Standard Edition Storage Resource Management (SRM) Software automates complex and manual tasks and improves the usage of IT resources via a single, secure, web-based interface, said HP.

The software is the first product rollout from HP’s recently formed Enterprise Storage and Server Software business unit, which provides software to manage, virtualise and automate customers' IT systems.

Compared with traditional "a la carte" enterprise SRM software, said HP, the new system offers a more cost-effective solution that better equips companies to deal with constant business change and the exponential growth of their data.

The single web-based interface centralises and automates a complete storage infrastructure, including servers, disk arrays, tape libraries and switches.

An optional software plug-in is also available for customers to monitor the status of an entire backup process.

HP Storage Essentials integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager software for unified server and storage management.

HP Storage Essentials Standard Edition SRM Software is expected to be available in June.

More information: www.hp.com/go/sese

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