HP introduces advanced disk arrays at entry-level prices

DQC Bureau
New Update


February 20th, 2008


HP has introduced a new family of entry-level disk arrays with

enterprise-class features that can help customers more effectively centralize

storage to lower costs, increase administrator efficiency and reduce business

downtime. The HP and iSCSI disk StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array (MSA2000)

family is composed of low-cost Fibre Channel arrays for highly available,

storage area networks (SAN) that is designed for virtualized server


The enterprise-class systems are designed for small and mid-size businesses,

however, enterprises also will find the MSA2000 is an ideal solution for their

remote office, departmental, secondary and tertiary storage needs.

The MSA2000 arrays are easily deployed in physical or virtual server

environments to deliver an available and automated infrastructure. New

capabilities within the MSA2000 increase application uptime to better ensure

that the systems are available for the business.


"Our modular storage arrays are perfect for customers who have a limited

IT budget, but need a solution that is quickly scalable for shared storage

environments," said Manoj Suvarna, Country Manager, HP StorageWorks

Division, HP India. "Customers will benefit from consolidating their

storage and can take advantage of features like snap and clone to protect their

data and deliver value to their business."

To further minimize the risk of business interruption, the MSA2000 includes

optional management software for "snap and clone" capabilities. These

new data duplication capabilities are critical in protecting data and

streamlining IT processes with rapid backup and recovery operations. This data

protection also features a persistent cache that does not require a battery

backup, thus reducing the potential disposal of hazardous material