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Meet the X5000 Network Storage System

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy


I'm not really that much of a procrastinator - but I do have one more video from our HP Discover event that took place a several weeks ago in Las Vegas.  One of the products we announced that I haven't talked about yet in any detail is the X5000.  The X5000 leverages the same hardware as the E5000 messaging system but runs Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 - and some other HP software to simplify set-up and deployment. 


We pre-announced the X5000 so I don't have a lot of other information to point you to about it but here's an web page that gives a short description. When we have officially started to ship the X5000, I'll get you links to more detailed technical information. 


In this video that I did in our booth at HP Discover, I talked with Jim Hankins, HP product manager for the X5000 and Scott Johnson, program manager for Windows Server 2008 at Microsoft.  They give a good overview of the X5000 in about 6 minutes.  Check it out.



I just finished recording and editing a podcast with Lee Johns.  Lee is the Director of Converged Storage.  We'll have that podcast for you in the next few days but I bring that up now because the X5000 is a great example of how we're bringing Converged Infrastructure to life.  The X5000 is essentially the same hardware as the E5000 Exchange Messaging System but running different software to give it the "NAS personality" that it has. 


I've said this before and I'll say it again - it's innovation like this that has me really excited - more excited that ever - to be a part of HP Storage.  Watch for the podcast with Lee in the coming days where we'll talk a lot more about Converged Storage! 

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