HP Announces Unified Storage Architecture
The company is now offering the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage as a midrange storage system that can be configured with HDDS and SSDs and perform more than 320,000 I/O operations per second. Equipped with up to two controllers, the HP StoreServ 7200 sells from about $20,000 and will cost $32,000 with four controllers in the HP StoreServ 7400.
The StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup enables companies to move and deduplicate data and reduce data protection costs in remote sites and data centers as a result. HP claims that the system can perform backup operations up to three times faster at a 35 percent lower cost than competitive systems. Prices start at $10,000 for the StoreOnce 2000, at $30,000 for the StoreOnce 4000, as well as at $250,000 for the StoreOnce 6200.
HP will also offer StoreAll Storage as a scalable storage platform that can extend to up to 1,000 nodes and 16 PB of storage space. Using HP's StoreAll Express Query, HP promises a dramatic increase in search performance that is 100,000 times faster than the previous file system search. Pricing will begin at $0.91 per GB.
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