Feeds

HP to SMB storage market: 'Yoo-hoo! tee-hee!'

Hopes more disk = more love

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Hewlett-Packard has a major crush on the small and medium-sized business market and has announced a new model in its All-in-One Storage line and shuffled some executives to help prove it.

HP's latest move in the affair is the addition of the HP StorageWorks 1200. The 2U system is the densest chassis offered in the StorageWorks line with 12 drive bays holding up to 9TBs of SATA drives or 3.6TBs of SAS drives. The box starts at $8,759 for 3TB and runs on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.

The new data storage system joins StorageWorks AIO400 and 600, which have 1TB and 1.5TBs capacity respectively and debuted at around $5,000.

HP has upgraded the All-in-One Storage Manager by including a DAS to NAS migration wizard for Microsoft Exchange 2007. iSCSI storage provisioning for 64-bit Windows Server 2003 is now supported.

The StorageWorks line competes against the likes of NetApp's StoreVault S500 and EMC's Insignia storage products.

HP isn't alone in its bout of small- to mid-sized puppy-love. In recent weeks, IBM, NetApp and EMC have joined HP in coyly courting maid SMB. A come-hither server event here, a flirty box there... It's spring after all.

In the executive shuffle, Urs Renggli has been crowned "director of worldwide small and medium-sized business activities within HP's Technology Solutions Group" (his business card must be a bi-fold). Harry Baeverstad is HP's new director of SMB in the StorageWorks business unit.®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.