By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
I'm not at our HP Global Partner Conference (GPC) that is just kicking off in Las Vegas but I'm plugged in to the news being announced there today. We have a couple of things we're announcing from HP Storage at GPC and I'll give you an overview of the news in the post and go deeper on ATSB over the next couple of days.
Here's a short HP Countdown video with a high-level overview of the news today.
HP StoreVirtual enhancements
We announced enhancements to the HP StoreVirtual Storage (formerly HP LeftHand) portfolio - new midrange models for SMB which include the HP StoreVirtual 4530 and 4730 Storage systems. This update replaces the HP LeftHand P4500 G2. Kate Davis, HP StoreVirtual product marketing manager, will have a blog post diving deeper into the details but here's a few things to whet your StoreVirtual appetite:
- As you might expect from us, these new models are based on the HP ProLiant Gen8 technology. That's great news because there is some pretty cool technology that we can leverage in Gen8.
- They include 10X greater memory, 4X larger cache, four 1GbE ports and
one(corrected) dual 10 GbE port standard.
- The HP StoreVirtual 4530 - the capacity-optimized model - with 3TB drives is 50% more dense than P4500
- The HP StoreVirtual 4730 - the performance-optimized model - with 900GB small form factor drives is 3X the density and 2X the performance of the P4500 G2. 600GB drives are also an option.
I have a ChalkTalk with the details:
Watch for Kate's blog post later today for more details.
The new HP StoreSystem Storage
Take a bit of HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreOnce Backup, pre-racked and ready for rapid deployment and you start to get the picture on what the HP StoreSystem Storage is all about. HP StoreSystem a combination of:
- HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000
- HP 3PAR StoreServ Software
- HP 3PAR StoreSerf File Services
- HP StoreOnce Backup
I also have a ChalkTalk for the HP StoreSystem that has a good overview so check it out.
You can dive deeper at our announcement page. There are a few bloggers at GPC covering the event and you can follow the chatter there as well as find other information related to our storage news at GPC.