Hewlett-Packard has unveiled services designed to assist clients with the management and implementation of storage systems.
The services address needs such as data replication, data cleansing and disaster recovery and can include consulting, hosting, design, installation, testing, documentation and training, said Gary Wright, vice-president of HP Network Storage services at HP Services.
The services include:
HP Data Replication Solution Service is priced between $10,000 (£6,000) and $60,000 (£36,000) and implements a data replication system, integrating it with existing storage products. It will be available worldwide by the end of the third quarter.
HP Disaster Tolerant Management Service is a custom-priced service aimed at strengthening a company's disaster-recovery plans, covering all the links, such as facilities, networks and applications, involved in maintaining or restoring IT functions in the event of a catastrophe.
HP Storage Optimization Assessment Service is a one-time consulting engagement that starts at $20,000 (£12,000) for up to 10 servers, HP analyses the capacity and performance of a company's storage systems and makes recommendations for improvements. The service will be available worldwide by the end of the third quarter.
HP Data Sanitization Service is priced at $7,000 (£4,200) per terabyte, and is for companies that want to make sure that sensitive data has been totally erased and eliminated from storage devices that are either headed for the dumpster or about to be used for a different task.
HP Storage Area Management Solution Service helps clients get a better handle on and control of their storage infrastructure to improve their scalability and performance through analysis and design. Prices range from $10,000 to $100,000 and will be available worldwide in the third quarter.
Juan Carlos Perez writes for IDG News Service