Hi Folks –
Last year, I blogged about HP’s StoreEasy Storage line running Windows Storage Server 2012. I’m pleased to announce that HP has enhanced its StoreEasy Storage family with:
Now let’s take a closer look at what’s new in each of these areas…
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 is now supported across the entire StoreEasy Storage family, which consists of two model lines:
Comprehensive info on all models can be found in the HP StoreEasy Storage Family data sheet.
HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage models are delivered with Windows Storage Server 2012 preinstalled as turnkey, ready-to-deploy systems. Here are key specs from the data sheet:
QuickSpecs for HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage can be viewed online here. A PDF can be downloaded here.
HP StoreEasy 3000 Gateway Storage models are delivered as a completed hardware and software package. After you’ve picked the model you want, you’ll need to choose the appropriate HBA for connecting to your disk array or SAN. Here are key specs for the 2U rack mount model from the data sheet:
QuickSpecs for this model can be viewed online here. A PDF can be downloaded here. And here’s a pic:
HP also offers a StoreEasy 3000 Gateway Storage Blade series, which is designed for HP BladeSystem c-Class servers. Here are the key specs from the data sheet:
The HP StoreEasy Storage Family data sheet does a great job calling-out key features and capabilities that you get with HP StoreEasy storage running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Following is a partial list from the data sheet (bolded and/or italicized text is mine—used to highlight/clarify features mentioned):
It’s clear that HP sees a lot of value in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 features and capabilities!
Beyond building storage solutions that enable customers to get the most out of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, HP is adding its own unique ”secret sauce” to deliver additional value. One such extra is a new Network Configuration Wizard, which integrates with Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) in the OEM Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE) to simplify installation and prevent errors with single and multi-node system setup, including teaming and VLANs.
Here are a few screen shots provided by HP:
The new HP StoreEasy Dashboard consolidates all key status information in a single interface, enabling the IT generalist to easily monitor capacity utilization, performance, and system health. This reduces the need to navigate multiple tools and interfaces and is another way that HP is differentiating its Windows Storage Server offerings from those of other vendors.
The dashboard also enables HP partners to enter information for display. For example, the popup window for low-capacity alerts (see below screenshot) can show partner contact information, enabling the partner to generate future revenue. And as we all know, there’s a decent margin on add-on storage capacity.
A few more screen shots!
It’s great to see that HP is not only refreshing its StoreEasy Storage product line to support Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, but that the company is also including its own valuable additions to help companies get the most out of its StoreEasy Storage appliances and gateways. If you think that a StoreEasy system may be right for you, you can check them out at HP Discover 2014 (June 10-12 in Las Vegas). HP will also be demoing the StoreEasy Dashboard at the conference.
Cheers, Scott M. Johnson Senior Program Manager Windows Storage Server @supersquatchy
I just got two Storeeasy 1440 servers and believed the OS is preinstalled according to the manual but I can't see any OS when the Server was powered on
I need help
Hi Can anyone share the implementation document for storeasy 1440.
I have StoreEasy 1630's with Windows Storage Sever 2012.
I would love to upgrade them to Storage Server 2012 R2.!!
Is there a path to do this ?
I have Pro Active 24 Support on the hardware and software.