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Storage announcements at HP DISCOVER

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy 


We just wrapped up a blogger briefing at HP Discover in Vienna, Austria where we made a couple of announcements.  I’m really excited about the first one – the new HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup System.  The B6200 is built upon our converged storage strategy and uses deduplication technology developed by HP Labs.  There is some pretty cool features in the B6200:


  • HP StoreOnce has the ability to move data around without having to rehydrate it and then dedup it again.  This is something we call Federated Deduplication.
  • Previously, HP StoreOnce Backup Systems were limited to a single node.  With the introduction of the B6200, we can take advantage of a scale-out architecture.  The B6200 can start as a pair of nodes (called a couplet) with 48TB up to 768TB in four couplets or 8 nodes.
  • The B6200 is designed with redundant components but to ensure high availability includes a new feature we call autonomic restart.  This feature can move a backup job from a failed node to another node without interrupting the backup.  You can also add hardware to an existing B6200 without downtime.

My friend and colleague Marc Farley has a chalk talk video that gives a very good overview of the B6200 in about 3 minutes.  Check it out:



The other storage announcement we have is the HP Storage X5000 Network Storage System.  We had pre-announced this product at HP Discover in Las Vegas and I have a video I did with the product manager and the Microsoft Storage Server 2008 R2 program manager – the news today is that its now shipping.  Here’s that video:



I have a podcast that I did with Jay Livens that I’ll share in my next blog (a bit later today).  I also grabbed some video of the B6200 from the booth and I hope to have that up as well.


There's a lot going on at HP DISCOVER and I'll be filling you in every step of the way!  For now, here's a website that has white papers and other videos related to the news today.  Be sure to check out the white paper written by the Edison Group

hp storageworks | ‎12-04-2011 05:29 PM

Trust in HP to make ours lives so much easier. I wouldn't know what I'd do without you guys.

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