HP Announces ‘Futuristic’ Data Centre Innovations

by CXOtoday News Desk    Dec 23, 2013

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HP has announced HP Converged System and HP Converged Storage offerings that offer enterprises the speed, agility and lower economics to build data centers that will power future organizations.

The products launched were HP Once Store Backup Solutions, HP Store Till Archive and 3PAR StoreServ Storage that aim to give customers a single storage architecture in place of multiple separate architectures supporting different applications.

These products with quick deployment, intuitive management and system-level support deliver a total systems experience that simplifies IT, enabling clients to go from order to operations in as few as 20 days. This will help IT organizations shift their focus from systems integration to delivering the applications that power their business, reports the company.

Till Stimberg, product manager for HP Storage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said, “The strategy is that we need to help customers converge these platforms into one single architecture for primary storage and one architecture for backup, recovery and archive, so that customers can basically choose one architecture and be sure they can use it across high-end and mid-range, but still get the required SLAs [service-level agreements] they desire,” reports V3.co.uk.

HP Converged Storage innovations are designed to restore business productivity at record speed, significantly reduce the cost of flash-optimized application performance to generate faster business returns, and simplify application mobility from public to private clouds to deliver secure service levels. It also modernizes and simplifies storage infrastructure with a single approach to primary storage and to data protection and retention.

HP’s StoreOnce products are aimed at delivering a single converged platform for backup, recovery and archiving, with new hardware based on that of its 8th generation ProLiant servers.

“This gives us a boost in performance, doubling the recovery performance and increasing backup speed by about 40 percent,” Stimberg said.

A new StoreOnce Security Pack gives customers encryption capabilities and support for data shredding, to ensure data is securely erased when drives are disposed of.

The StoreOnce Catalyst software is knitted very closely with key applications such as Oracle Recovery Manager to offer deduplication of data at the application itself rather than the appliance, Stimberg said. This speeds up the backup process because a much smaller volume of data needs to be sent to the appliance.