Hi Folks. In this blog post I am highlighting the new HP StoreEasy product line! In December 2012, at the HP Discover conference in Frankfurt, Germany, HP launched the new HP StoreEasy Storage family running Windows Storage Server 2012. The company calls these “a single, consolidated platform that delivers efficient, secure, and highly available application and file storage.” The StoreEasy line is a new addition to the HP Converged Storage portfolio and, with seven new models to choose from, there’s something for companies of all shapes and sizes—from small businesses and branch offices to large enterprises.
Here’s how HP positions the three model lines within the StoreEasy portfolio, all of which are based on HP ProLiant hardware:
According to HP, a single StoreEasy Storage system can scale to support heterogeneous file sharing and consolidated user data/home directories (via folder redirection) for 25,000 users, as simulated by the Microsoft File Server Capacity Tool. HP is a big fan of the new SMB 3.0 protocol, which it calls a “game-changer” that is “not only really fast, but so reliable that it can be used to host Hyper-V VMs and SQL Server databases.”
HP also is praising the efficiencies provided by StoreEasy Storage, which include:
HP StoreEasy Storage delivers strong security through features that include:
HP StoreEasy Storage is also highly available, with capabilities that include:
There’s lots more to HP’s new StoreEasy offerings than the above. If you’re interested in HP StoreEasy Storage, you can find more details at www.hp.com/go/storeeasy.
Additionally here are a few whitepapers papers you may want to check out:
Technical White Papers:
Also, don’t forget about all the additional value that HP brings to the table. StoreEasy Gateway Storage used together with StoreServ 3PAR arrays enable file and block services to be delivered from the same efficient storage infrastructure for the most flexibility and the best of both worlds. HP has a strategic relationship with Microsoft, and we’re working together to deliver this file serving solution. With StoreEasy as a gateway to 3PAR, customers get end-to-end support from HP—not just for 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreEasy hardware, but also for the operating system.
HP also offers a number of value-added services:
With HP Care Pack Service plans, you can choose from an extensive menu of HP Proactive Select event and technical services, such as onsite firmware upgrades, health checks, assessments, and education. Three levels are offered:
That’s all for now, more to come soon!