Reposting of article about the announcement made on June 2, focused on storage consolidation for SMBs. We updated the HP StorageWorks Data Vault, X1000, and P2000 product families.
By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy
HP Technology@Work is underway here in Frankfurt (did I actually get any sleep on Monday night??). I've attended two sessions this morning. Here's a brief summary of each
Solving storage challenges in HP BladeSystem environments (presenter Chris Hornauer)
Chris opened this session by asking the customers (probably around 50) who had DAS, iSCSI, or FC-based with their HP BladeSystem. I was surprised that almost everyone said FC and that most all of them were EVA customers with a few XP customers too. I didn't get a chance to ask any of them why but based on some of the questions that were being asked about the MDS600, the main reason is around shared storage and disaster recovery. The P4000, our iSCSI-based storage, also has very strong disaster recovery capabilities, but is a rather new offering for most customers in Europe. Here's a picture of Chris presenting:
Chris ran through the range of storage offerings from SAS-based MDS600, iSCSI-based P2000 G3 MSA, FC-based EVA, and file-serving X9000. It was a basic session reviewing key features and capabilities of each product.
What's new with the P2000 G3 MSA (presented by Norman Morales)
Norman presented a similar presentation at our HP StorageWorks Tech Day where he talked about the latest enhancements to the P2000. Here are a few pictures I grabbed during Norman's session.
Norman Morales presenting
A summary slide showing what's new with the HP StorageWorks P2000
Comparison of P2000 G3 MSA with previous generation
Another slide comparing P2000 G3 with G2.
This afternoon I'll attend Dave Donatelli's plenary session and hopefully a couple more storage sessions.