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February 16 announcement podcast part 2: P4000 G2 SAN Solution

 By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy 


In yesterday's podcast, I talked about the new P2000 G3 MSA with Charles Vallhonrat.  Today I turn my attention to the HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN Solution (formerly known as HP LeftHand).  This is a major release of the P4000 and you'll get the sense of that in the podcast as I talk to Chris McCall about many of the enhancements in the P4000.   Here's the podcast:





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As I said, there are a lot of new features with the P4000 release.  Here are the highlights I talked to Chris about:

    • Improve capacity efficiency by as much as 50%


    • Best Practice Analyzer allows you to check your infrastructure configuration to ensure you are using best practices


    • Simplified data management and data protection with Application Integrated Snapshots


    • Unified NAS Gateway for the P4000 allows you to manage both block and file data storage with the same infrastructure


    • Support for Integrated Lights Out (ILO-2) extends management framework to manage both HP servers and the P4000 with ILO-2


    • Mid-line SAS drives gives customers the same capacity and price as SATA but with the interconnect benefits (like dual port) of SAS drives

And don't forget about the upcoming HP and VMware Rethinking Virtualization workshops coming to 27 U.S. cities starting next week.


If you have any questions or comments about this announcement - leave me a comment or send me an email by clicking on the "Contact" link at the top right hand side of the page.

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Anonymous | ‎04-21-2010 05:42 PM

Calvin, thanks for this Podcast, didn't find the amount of tech details overwhelming in the least. Can ya please do another extended one detailing all the details of SAN/IQ 8.5?  There's not been much information released or hype created about this release, I think there's a fair number of us with P4500's that are pondering why we should bother to upgrade to it. And perhaps some information on what future plans are on the table for version 9.0 would be nice to know too!

| ‎04-23-2010 01:39 PM

THanks for the comment - I'm working on a post now that talks a bit more about what is new in SAN/iQ 8.5.  Unfortunately I can't share future plans about the next release as it's NDA.  

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