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XP/P9500 Disk Array misinformation

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy


What a great day (evening) yesterday was.  I'm still on that high so I'm not going to let a story filled with misinformation ruin my day.  I saw a story on a small storage news website today claiming that HP would no longer OEM the XP Disk Array from HDS. 


The story is wrong.  Period.


Last October in Barcelona, Dave Donatelli talked about our array portfolio.  What he said hasn't change.  HP 3PAR is strategic to HP - no doubt about it.  Many of our competitors have been spreading FUD that HP is killing the EVA and the XP/P9000 Disk Array.  Wrong again - we're a bit smarter than that.  Both products have a large installed base and they satisfy the needs of those customers.   Here's a graphic that shows how our disk array portfolio lines up:


SAN Portfolio.jpg 


One other point that I've made before - HP doesn't OEM the XP/P9000 Disk Array from HDS.   Our relationship is with Hitachi Limited in Japan.  I've talked about that before and have pointed to this video that talks about the collaboration between the two companies that resulted in the P9500 Disk Array.



So be assured - HP and Hitachi Limited, Japan are continuing our relationship. 



CB Niche Blueprint | ‎07-06-2011 09:32 PM

hi calvin tony sanders here and i wanted to thank you so much for given this information and making things write because i saw also an article in a blog claiming that hp would no longer oem the xp disk aray from hds and i realy believed that post so thank you again for demostraiting things in this post, so keep up the good work

tony sanders,

| ‎07-06-2011 10:28 PM

Happy to Tony - I know that this FUD is coming from HDS (and maybe other vendors who have high-end arrays); in fact an HDS employee just recently wrote a blog post saying that HP had already ended the relationship with Hitachi Japan.  Obviously, there's nothing in our portfolio that has the functionality of the XP/P9500 - frankly, HDS should be ashamed at their attempts to scare customers away from HP.  Shameful in my opinion.  Thanks again.

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