Sunday, August 24, 2014

HP Intros Virtual Storage Appliances, OpenStack Cloud Integration

HP introduced new virtual storage appliances for the software-defined data center (SDDC), OpenStack cloud integration capabilities and a new entry-level all-flash array to enable affordable application performance acceleration.

The HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA)is a fully integrated storage option for HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition. HP has also enhanced HP StoreVirtual Storage hypervisor integration and released a new HP StoreOnce VSA license that cuts backup costs by 86 percent for small and remote sites.

Additionally, HP is enabling high service levels while removing cost barriers to flash storage adoption with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit (starting at $35,000)

“As customers move to the software-defined data center, they face gaps with legacy hardware-oriented storage,” said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, HP Storage. “For increased agility, HP delivers software-defined storage via VSAs that optimize cost and all-flash, service-refined storage to optimize service levels—both orchestrated with common tools.”

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