HP adds to its line of SME storage products

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HP adds to its line of SME storage products

If your IT provider is looking for enterprise-style features in a storage platform, this new HP StoreVirtual hardware might be of interest.

The combination of flash drives and automatic data tiering makes HP's new StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid flash array 12 times faster than similarly priced all-disk arrays, company officials claim.

Additionally, the power and footprint savings are said to be 90 percent. 

While the StoreVirtual 4335 is aimed at SMEs, it's probably relevant to a fairly small subset of BIT readers as the starting price for the 12.4TB (usable) configuration is $83,053.

But if you expect rapid growth in the amount of data you store, it's worth noting that according to HP the system is compatible with and shares the same management experience as other StoreVirtual-based solutions, including the StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance, ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual hyper-converged appliances, and the built-in storage within HP Helion OpenStack. This could make it a convenient starting point for small businesses that are thinking big.

In related news, HP announced a new member of the StoreOnce backup appliance family. The StoreOnce 2900 can protect up to 70TB of data or restore 41TB in 12 hours. Priced at $35,845 for 15.5TB of usable capacity, the 2900 can be expanded to 31TB for an extra $20,680.

HP claims the StoreOnce 2900 backup appliance provides customers twice as much backup capacity and 30 percent better performance at 23 percent lower cost than competing systems.

And for the lower end of the storage market, new models in the StoreEasy NAS lineup start at $9,174 for 4TB of raw capacity. StoreEasy improvements include 25 times faster RAID rebuilds (an important consideration in the event a drive fails) and automatic alerts when storage space runs low. 

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