by Mark Kidd

HP Announces Converged Storage Portfolio Refresh

HP today introduced updates and additions across its Converged Storage portfolio to simplify and streamline the transition to a unified enterprise storage architecture for all deployment sizes. The refresh extends throughout HP’s 3PAR StoreServ Storage, StoreAll Storage, and StoreOnce Backup product offerings. The HP Converged Storage system is designed to overcome legacy storage limitations with a single system architecture from with common data services for block, object and file applications. This infrastructure increases asset utilization while also providing centralized search and analytics to streamline administration and deriving value from information.

New additions to the Converged Storage portfolio include:

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage

The 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage is a midrange quad-controller platform offering Tier 1 storage availability and quality of service features at an entry price point. 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage offers sub-LUN tiering across HDDs and SSDs and synchronized 3-way replication. The system supports both block and file data services, and is available with HDDs and SSDs. According to HP, an all-SSD configuration it is capable of performing more than 320,000 IOPS in 8K 100% random read Iometer benchmarks.

Read in-depth coverage of updates to the 3PAR product line.

HP StoreAll Storage

StoreAll Storage is HP's a scalable platform for object and file data access in big data archive and cloud storage applications. StoreAll Express Query is a metadata database that integrates with HP Autonomy Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) to offload processing tasks to StoreAll. HP StoreAll Storage can be integrated with HP Autonomy Consolidated Archive to deliver advanced analytics and streamlines processing and review for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance.

Read in-depth coverage of the HP StoreAll Storage Platform announcement.

HP StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup

StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup systems for small and midsize businesses provide data movement and deduplication to reduce data protection costs in remote sites and data centers. Earlier this year, the company introduced HP StoreOnce Catalyst software for the enterprise StoreOnce 6000 series backup solution. Now, the entire line of StoreOnce Backup solutions also befits from Catalyst support.

Read in-depth covergage of updates to HP's StoreOnce lineup.

New Converged Storage Services

HP also announced Converged Storage Services in three areas:

Pricing and Availability

HP StoreServ 7200 is now available starting at a list price of $20,000. StoreServ 7400 starts at $32,000. HP Priority Optimization will be available in 2013. HP expects StoreAll Storage to be available on Dec. 20, priced as low as $0.91 per GB. HP StoreOnce 6200 Backup systems are now available, start at a list price of $250,000. StoreOnce 2000 Backup systems start at $10,000 and HP StoreOnce 4000 Backup systems start at $30,000. HP StoreOnce Catalyst Software licenses start at $500.

HP Converged Storage Solutions