HP Removes Cost Barriers to Virtualization for Small and Midsize Businesses
Company to Offer More Than an Exabyte of Software-Defined Storage to SMB Customers Over the Next Year
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) software is now available at no additional cost with the purchase of eligible virtualization-ready HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers.
With this program, small and midsize business (SMB) customers no longer need to suffer from "enterprise envy" as it relates to their storage infrastructure. HP is the only major server vendor to deliver software-defined storage as a free component with a server purchase.(1) The company anticipates providing SMB customers access to more than an Exabyte of VSA storage during the next 12 months.(2)
Organizations worldwide rely on the compute performance, efficiency and resiliency of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to address infrastructure economics in today's data centers, and recognize the IT management and cost benefits associated with server virtualization. Unfortunately, budget, staff and space limitations inhibit SMBs from purchasing and managing the storage hardware required to take full advantage of those benefits. In fact, the cost of the underlying storage infrastructure is the most commonly cited challenge related to server virtualization implementations.(3)
"To unlock the full benefits of server virtualization in the most space- or budget-constrained environments, organizations need a converged approach to resilient, shared storage that supports their data-intensive virtualized workloads," said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, Storage, HP. "HP is the only storage provider that delivers powerful, efficient servers combined with free software-defined storage to help our customers maximize server virtualization ROI, even with a limited budget."
HP StoreVirtual VSA transforms HP ProLiant servers into powerful solutions for software-defined data center deployments that maximize server virtualization benefits right out of the box. By combining these two technologies, HP enables customers to:
- Reduce costs of deploying resilient shared storage by up to 80 percent compared with traditional storage arrays.(4)
- Simplify deployment and improve flexibility with either VMware or Microsoft hypervisor environments without the need for dedicated storage expertise.
- Enhance agility by scaling compute and storage in parallel as business needs change and application workloads grow.
- Reduce risk by keeping data highly available through clustering and built-in disaster recovery including VMware Metro Storage Cluster support.
"We were looking to refine and extend our remote capabilities without sacrificing performance, and at the same time address our growing need for expanded storage capacity and horsepower in our satellite offices and onboard our vessels," said Jason Cohn, director, Global IT Infrastructure, Silversea Cruises. "Partnering with HP, we migrated to HP StoreVirtual VSA environments running on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Servers, and as a result have been able to re-provision our virtual environment, significantly expand our processing capacity and memory, increase our usable storage, and reduce our physical footprint by 50 percent."
Additional information about the HP StoreVirtual VSA with HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers is available at www.hp.com/go/freeVSA.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Based on HP internal comparative analysis of publicly available data regarding the deployment of storage software on servers versus array hardware.
(2) Based on HP analysis of server and virtualized workload market trends applied to participating HP server models.
(3) Enterprise Strategy Group, "2012 Storage Market Survey," November 2012.
(4) HP comparison of traditional dual-controller disk array and two-node server cluster vs. two-node server cluster with VSA storage.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2013 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
© 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Related Media Contacts
- For all Worldwide Media Inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org