New Delhi, May 8 IBNS | 2 months ago

Multinational information technology corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) India on Thursday unveiled an enterprise-class storage disk array that provides customers with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional storage workloads in mission-critical environments, here.


HP noted that large enterprises rely on mission-critical applications to drive their businesses, which means that applications and data must remain available at all times, without exception.

To ensure business continuity, enterprises require storage solutions that are designed to maintain high levels of data availability and continuous disaster recovery protection.

To drive greater enterprise efficiency, storage systems that serve these mission-critical environments must also drive greater storage consolidation, deliver extremely high performance levels and offer the lowest possible TCO without compromising data availability or data protection, HP said.

HP XP7 Storage offers a combination of six 9s—or 99.9999 percent—uptime, which translates to less than 31.5 seconds of application downtime per year, as well as always-on disaster recovery protection, increased system density and ultra-high, flash-driven performance.

Capable of delivering 3 million IOPS (I/O per second) with submillisecond response times, HP XP7 Storage is the highest performing, full-featured, enterprise-class disk array, delivering three times the performance of the previous generation of XP Storage.

The HP XP7's next-generation hardware provides the ability to increase system density, reduce power consumption and achieve low-cost performance, with the latest in-host connectivity options and the broadest flash and spinning media choices on the market.

These media choices include XP Flash Modules and solid-state drives as well as small and large form factor hard disk drives.

With consolidation of up to 4.5 PB of internal storage onto a single array, one HP XP7 Storage system is capable of delivering more IOPS than three EMC Symmetrix VMAX 40K storage arrays combined.

Consolidating multiple EMC disk arrays onto a single HP XP7 Storage system reduces data center floor space requirements by a total of 130 square feet and storage-related costs by more than USD 100,000 per year.

With the most critical data residing on enterprise-class storage platforms, organizations must keep data protected and recoverable at all times.

HP XP7 Storage features a new disaster recovery capability with multiarray virtualization to prevent business disruption without measurable performance impacts during online data migrations. Data remains protected using the customer's local or remote strategy with 100 percent uptime.

"Today's mission-critical workloads cannot afford to forfeit performance or scalability for increased disaster recovery and data protection," said Barun Lala, director, Storage, HP India.

Lala said, "With the introduction of HP XP7 Storage, we are supplying customers with a single system that is highly efficient, with features that can reduce the risk of data loss and provide nonstop data availability."

HP XP7 Storage features, including new user authentication and access control functions, increase administrative and resource segregation enabling customers to manage more data more securely.

This is particularly important for large enterprise environments where a single system may be used to drive multiple lines of business, serve thousands of internal and external customers, and be managed by several administrators.

To address these requirements, HP XP7 Storage secures data with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 encryption readiness.

HP XP7 Storage will be available in May 2014, starting at USD 462,000.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)