HP targets SMBs with new storage initiatives

Infotech Lead India: HP announced MSA entry disk array, enhancements to the HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio and a new program for HP channel partners aimed at SMBs

HP says the new additions are expected to assist SMBs and government agencies to maximize storage investments.

HP has priced the dual-controller MSA 2040 configurations at $11,470. The the dual-controller MSA 2040 configurations will be available in July.

HP StoreEasy Storage enhancements are available at no charge to existing and new customers starting in June.

The HP Simply StoreIT Program is available worldwide.

The company said HP MSA 2040 Storage system simplifies management and improves performance up to four times faster than similarly priced external disk storage solutions.

In addition, the enhanced HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio enables SMBs to efficiently manage and protect increasing amounts of file data without the need for special skills.

HP’s new Simply StoreIT program offers training, marketing and incentives for HP channel partners to quickly address their small and midsized customers’ challenges and pursue new revenue opportunities.

The enhanced HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio enables customers to store, manage and protect unstructured data for thousands of concurrent users. It provides persistent file and application availability.

The HP Simply StoreIT Program provides solution guides and reference architectures for HP channel partners and SMB customers to accelerate solution delivery. These solution assets target specific challenges in the critical areas of virtualization, backup and data protection, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server, and file consolidation.

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