HPE storage solutions offer cost benefits to SMBs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday announced low cost shared storage solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

HPE says SMBs can utilize the low cost storage to modernize their IT with hybrid flash and software-defined storage platforms that bring enterprise capabilities to sub-$10K price points. The important development for IT heads at SMBs is the fact that HPE is offering scalable storage solutions which are cost effective for them in the initial stages of IT deployment.

For instance, the new HPE StoreVirtual 3200 provides entry storage at a starting price of $6,055. On the other hand, the price of HPE MSA 2042 hybrid flash for application acceleration is $9,877 in the US enterprise IT market.

HPE claims that both systems feature a set of data services from data migration, to flash tiering to embedded resiliency across systems and sites.

With the launch of low cost servers, HPE aims to strengthen its position in the global storage solutions market for SMBs. HPE has quoted two IDC reports on the global storage market.

First, Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to lead in the server market by revenue, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 1CQ16, June 2016. Based on the Q1 2016 IDC WW Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker for Total Storage Revenue growth, HPE is ahead of EMC in revenue, but statistically tied for #1 position. Dell will be completing the EMC merger very shortly.

“By lowering the cost of flash and enabling a composable data fabric across storage systems and hyper-converged appliances, HPE is helping customers get off the disposable technology treadmill and onto storage they can grow with, not out of,” said Bill Philbin, vice president and general manager, Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage

The US-based technology company said that HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage is built on HPE’s software-defined storage platform with over 200,000 StoreVirtualdeployments worldwide. The HPE StoreVirtual 3200 provides a new dual-controller array based on 64-bit ARM technology, a new RAID stack and advanced storage data services like snapshots, thin provisioning and replication.

HPE’s StoreVirtual 3200 also provides risk-free path for growth through a composable data fabric that spans HPE StoreVirtual Systems and VSA software running seamlessly on HPE ProLiant servers, HPE hyperconverged appliances, and HPE Synergy.

By using the same software-defined storage operating system everywhere, HPE’s vision is to provide customers the freedom to grow in any direction, at any time, across any form factor or consumption model.

HPE StoreVirtual 3200 provides resiliency across systems and sites as well as built-in support for more than 2,000 snapshots for granular recovery designed to keep small to midsized businesses running.

For additional protection, with software such as HPE VM Explorer, data can be backed up and stored on HPE StoreOnce Disk Backup.

Existing StoreVirtual customers will find the StoreVirtual 3200 can provide the same performance and capacity at 58 percent lower cost than existing 2-node StoreVirtual 4000 configurations.

HPE MSA 2042

HPE MSA 2042 takes HPE’s flagship entry array — with nearly half a million units sold to-date — and turbo-charges it with 800 GB of built-in solid state disk (SSD) capacity plus an all-inclusive software suite that delivers enterprise capabilities.

HPE said MSA 2042 delivers up to 60 percent increase in database transactions per second and 80 percent faster application response times10 at a 54 percent cost savings.

HPE MSA 2042 promises simple management for IT generalists and HPE ProLiant server users. MSA 2042 offers the same ease of use as the rest of the MSA family. The storage solutions provides the flexibility to use built-in SSD capacity as either a read cache accelerator or as a performance tier for read and write acceleration with no additional licensing costs, said HPE.