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Next Generation EVA Launch In June Confirms HP

The next generation Enterprise Virtual Army (EVA) will be unveiled in this year June, Hewlett-Packard confirmed on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the company will be offering an early access program to some selected enterprises to use the HP P6000 Enterprise EVA before the official upgrade of the product finally hits the market.

Tom Joyce, the vice president of marketing for HP Storage, stated in a recent interview that almost two hundred of its customers, primarily the existing users of the Enterprise Virtual Army, will be provided with the company’s mainstream enterprise block access storage array.

"The reason we decided to do it this way is because the EVA is one of the most successful storage products in history, with up to a 100,000 out there," Joyce said in his statement.

He added, "We have a very significant customer base and a lot of folks are looking forward to the new product."

Though HP is yet to come up with a disclosure regarding the details, but it is highly likely that the HP P6000 is going to be the 5th generation EVA, and it will include Standard SAS hard drive support, an advanced 6 Gbps Serial Attached SCSI back end, as well as a Fibre Channel Connectivity at an impressive 8Gbps speed.