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New HP StoreOnce 2900: enterprise-class data protection for small and midsized businesses

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage  @ashwinkshetty

 

Last week, we held our annual Global Partner Conference (GPC) in Las Vegas. Sure, there was plenty of fun, fun and bright lights but more importantly, our partners had the chance to understand the benefits of partnering with the world’s largest technology company—and how we help customers solve their business problems with the latest technology innovations.

 

Of course, my colleague HPStorageGuy already blogged about the major storage announcements at HP GPC 2015. Here I’m focusing in on our new HP StoreOnce Backup appliance: the HP StoreOnce 2900. Here goes.

 

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Storage News for Small and Midsize Business

I have some storage news I want to share with you. We have updates to three product families that I want to tell you about.  So let's jump in!

 

 

 

HP StoreVirtual Storage

HP StoreVirtual has some really exciting updates. I hope you saw the blog post I did recently talking about the new OS, LeftHand OS v 12.0.  There's a new 2-node HP StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid cluster that delivers outstanding storage performance for minimal investment with easy path for evolving to flash without downtime or professional services. And to help make the transition to flash, we've dropped the price of a single StoreVirtual 4335 by 19% and the price for the 2-node 4335 is 11% less than buying two separate 4335s. 

 

And what I find amazing is how much less hardware, rackspace, power and cooling, and cost savings you get for equivalent performance when compared to the StoreVirtual 4530.  I have a

new ChalkTalk that covers all of this so check it out. 

 

 

HP StoreEasy Refresh

Do you know what the number one NAS product in the $5-15K price range is? It's HP StoreEasy! And this family is getting a very nice refresh with most of the portfolio moving to HP ProLiant Gen9 hardware. The result is a 56% increase in capacity and a 21% decrease in $/GB. I have a new ChalkTalk here as well giving an overview of the StoreEasy Storage family, so check that out!

 

There's more to read about so head over to the full blog post to get all of the details.

367 Addison: Small and Midsize Business focused blog

efficiency.jpg 367 Addison is the name of our small and medium business (SMB) focused blog.  I was asked to join it and provide a regular blog post focused on storage and SMBs. 

 

I've posted two articles there and I wanted to summarize and give you a link to read them.

 

  • Unlocking storage capactiy to gain effeciency.This post looks at how you can transform unused capacity into a fully featured shared storage array—without the cost and complexity associated with dedicated storage.
  • In HP Storage Options Deliver Increased Productivity  I talked about some of the most pressing challenges that SMBs face and our Simply StoreIT program that is focused on delivering solutions to address those challenges in the most cost-effective and productive way possible. 

 

Lastly, I want to remind you that I'll be attending Nth Symposium next week - it's a great event that I always enjoy because it's a great place to gather content for ATSB.  I have a blog post from two weeks ago where I talked about some of the big trends in IT with Nth Generation CTO Dan Molina.  It was a really good discussion with Dan and the podcast I did with him is worth a listen. 

Labels: Simply StoreIT| SMB

Go big, go mobile: HP StoreEver LTO Tape Storage for your HP ZBook Mobile Workstation

By Mark Fleischhauer, Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 


Tape_EnvironmentJ.jpgAlways on the go? (Who isn’t?) That makes HP ZBook Mobile Workstations the powerful workhorse you need, especially if you work in fast-paced digital media environments. The HP ZBook provides support for cutting-edge 3D graphics and processing power to address the growing demands of users like video editors and CAD artists.The projects these users create are growing in size with richer colors, higher resolutions and greater complexity. Now, with the addition of the Thunderbolt port to the HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, you can easily share and protect these projects with a reliable, cost-effective HP StoreEver LTO tape drive using the Thunderlink Desklink Device from ATTO Technology for SAS-to-Thunderbolt connectivity. 

Meet the new HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosure

I had said I was done with HP Global Partner Conference blog posts and technical I am!  We are always updating products and working on new ones - and when we do an announcement like we did at GPC, we just can't talk about everything.  One of the things that quietly made it's way on to hp.com without any fanfare was our HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosures. 

 

I asked Pushkala Atri to do a ShortTake to give an introduction to this new family of disk enclosures and today I want to share it with you.  Here's a brief introduction to the D3000 (from the data sheet):

 

The HP D3000 Disk Enclosures are ideal for your small application environments, remote offices, and departmental locations. The new 12 Gb SAS enclosures—large form factor (LFF) D3600 Disk Enclosure with 12 drive bays and small form factor (SFF) D3700 Disk Enclosure with 25 drive bays—offer flexible, modular solutions to simplify capacity expansion of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server environments and MSA arrays (SFF only) to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. This allows you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as your data storage needs grow. 

 

 

Labels: D3000| ShortTake| SMB
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