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HP Releases New Line Of Storage Products

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled multiple upgrades to its storage products, the company announced on Monday.

The new updates include a collection of pre-configured storage systems as well as data snapshots. In addition, HP has re-branded its StorageWorks product line as HP Storage.

According to HP, these new updates will come with storage appliances meant for virtualised storage or for data archiving. These services are aimed at both SMB (small and medium businesses) and large enterprises.

Possibly the most exciting of the new products is the P6000 EVA (enterprise virtual array) system. The updated P6000 can now accommodate up to 480 TB of data. It will also be equipped to extend its support for 8 GB filter-channel and 10 GB ethernet connections.

The newly included dynamic LUN migration, on the other hand, will enable appliances to move their data efficiently, without damaging the application's, or other applications', performance.

"Storage architectures designed 16 to 20 years ago are ill-adapted to face the new challenges of virtualisation, cloud computing and big everything data environments," said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s converged storage.