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HP’s Big Storage Announcement

HP has enhanced the 3PAR aka P10000 with new models including for entry-level, and for higher performance enterprises needs

HP has been talking and promoting for several weeks (okay, months) their upcoming December 3rd storage announcements from the HP discovery event in Frankfurt Germany.

Well it's now afternoon, which means the early Monday morning December 3rd embargoes have been lifted so I can now talk about what HP shared last Friday about today's announcements. Basically what I received was a series of press releases as well as a link to their updated web site providing information about today's announcements.

HP has enhanced the 3PAR aka P10000 with new models including for entry-level, as well as for higher performance enterprises needs. This also should beg the question for many longtime EVA (excuse me, P6000) customers, have they hit the end of the line? For scale out storage, HP has the StoreAll solutions (think about products formerly marketed as certain X9000 models based on Ibrix) with enhancements for analytics, bulk and various types of big data. In addition HP has enhanced its backup and recovery capabilities and Dedupe products including integration with Autonomy (here and here) along with capacity on demand services.

HP 3par storage products image
New 3PAR (P10000 models)

New Store All (formerly known as IBRIX based)
New StoreAll storage system

From the surface and what I have been able to see so far, looks like a good set of incremental enhancements from HP. Not much else to say until I can get some time to dig around deep to see what can be found on more details, however check out Calvin Zito (aka @hpstorageguy) the HP storage blogger who should have more information from HP.

Ok, nuff said (for now).

Cheers Gs

Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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Greg Schulz is founder of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) Group, an IT industry analyst and consultancy firm. Greg has worked with various server operating systems along with storage and networking software tools, hardware and services. Greg has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and storage and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for various vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO.

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