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NPI Day Part 2

By Calvin Zito 

In my previous post, I talked a little bit about our New Product Introduction (NPI) process and gave some pointers to a number of things that came from the latest NPI.  Here are a few more things to highlight:

  • We announced the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Platform a couple of weeks ago - you can see the product page at   

  • We also had publicly announced updates to the StorageWorks Secure Key Manager at SNW Dallas back in mid-October.  You can learn more about the enhancements at or on the product page

  • We also announced new functionality on our XP24000 and XP20000 Disk Array family.  You can learn about the XP enhancements on the XP Disk Array product page.  Jim Hankins is writing a blog about External Storage Disaster Recovery with details so I won't spoil his fun.  Also new with the XP is support for Solid State Storage Technology.  One of our competitors predicted that we wouldn't have solid state storage technology until 2009.  I think we beat that by a bit.  Now we have solid state for both our BladeSystem and XP disk array with more to come.  No hype, just keeping it real!

  • Utility Ready Storage is an interesting solution that we've offered for a while and I'm guessing will get more interesting for customers with the looming economic situation.  There are some new services with Utility Ready Storage and a very good feature article describing it.  Here's a link to the article: Aligning storage costs and usage with Utility Ready Storage.

I've only touched on some of the NPI enhancements today but hopefully I've given you a small glimpse into what is going on. 

Calvin Zito

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