by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Backup, Recovery, And Archive Solutions

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new backup, recovery, and archive (BURA) solutions. These solutions include enhancements to the HP StoreOnce Backup family, adding HP StoreOnce Federated Catalyst, a federated backup stores capability, adding new features to HP StoreEver Storage portfolio including Data Verification software, High Availability Control Path, and Data Path Failover, and adding new features to HP Data Protector 9 backup management software. Also HP announced the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program.

Adding HP StoreOnce Federated Catalyst will reduce management overhead by 75% by eliminating physical mapping of backup jobs to individual backup appliances, freeing up administrators' time so they can focus on other projects. The software allows customers to modernize siloed backup infrastructures by enabling provisioning and management of multiple backup stores to a single, elastic pool of aggregated backup capacity that expands across multiple nodes to consolidate more than 17 petabytes of protected data. Also providing load-balancing using workload-aware analytics with adaptive bidding and adaptive routing will ensure data is placed in the optimal location.

Other HP StoreOnce Backup enhancements include:

  • Improved efficiency supporting non-deduplicating data types alongside deduplicated backup stores and increase scale for NAS-based backup.
  • Increased flexibility and performance through deeper integration with HP Data Protector as well as third-party backup software.
  • Reduced risk with HP StoreOnce Integrity Plus, ensuring data is fully protected throughout its life cycle.
  • Protection against unauthorized access to information via encryption of data in flight and at rest with the HP StoreOnce Security Pack, which also ensures data is securely erased when deleted.

Added to the above enhancements are enhancements to HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library enabling archiving up to 268 TB/hour and total of 75 PB of data in a single library. New features to the HP StoreEver Storage portfolio, Data Verification software, High Availability Control Path, and Data Path Failover, ensures continuous data protection, plus support for Key Management Interoperability Protocol compliant encryption key managers. And new features to HP Data Protector 9 backup management software. These new features will simplify management of multiple backup systems through a highly intuitive dashboard.

HP also announced a rich partner ecosystem, the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program. Customers will be able to quickly identify the right BURA solution for their business.

Availability and Pricing

HP StoreEver MSL6480 High Availability Path Failover License is $3,000. HP StoreEver Data Verification for ESL G3 100-cartridge license is $1,750. Both are currently available. HP Backup Navigator and HP StoreOnce Security Pack are available now. StoreOnce 6500 starts at $375,000 and Federated Catalyst starts at $37,500 per couplet for the StoreOnce 6500, both are available in July. HP Data Protector 9.0 starts at $1,238.00 and is expected to be available in July.

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