Feeds

HP storage unit battered as buyers dodge EVA, tape

3PAR and StoreOnce stars shine bright

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

HP's storage results sank 5 per cent year-on-year in its latest quarter due to declining EVA array and tape product revenues.

CFO Cathy Lesjak said in the earnings call: "In Storage, the continued strong performance of 3PAR with more than 60 per cent growth and StoreOnce with double-digit growth did not offset the decline in EVA and tape revenue. External disk revenue was flat year-over-year, and total Storage revenue was down per cent year-over-year. "

EVA is HP's long-standing mid-range modular disk drive array, which occupies a position in the market not available to HP's acquired 3PAR drive array technology, which is used to build larger and faster arrays generally.

HP pulled in $924m from its storage products, which compares to $990m in the previous quarter and $976m a year ago. A chart of its quarterly storage revues shows pronounced seasonal patterns and a possibility that storage revenues for this fiscal year could be lower than those last year.

Quarterly HP Storage trends to Q3 fy2012

Lesjak did not mention the P4000 iSCSI array business, nor the high-end P9000 XP arrays, OEM'd from Hitachi, nor the IBRIX scale-out filers. Like Dell with its bought-in EqualLogic iSCSI array technology, HP is not seeing much growth from its bought-in P4000 (LeftHand) iSCSI array technology. The all-flash version may change that.

The company is in a transition and engineering developments of the 3PAR, StoreOnce, IBRIX, object and memristor technologies are needed to offset the declines in EVA arrays, and LTO and DAT tape. It is lacking its own flash storage technologies outside the arrays and this may be an area of concern. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it
CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
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.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.