HP adds to StoreOnce deduplication products

HP has released two deduplication technologies — a backup appliance and a software tool for small businesses.The B6200 StoreOnce Backup System and the HP Data Protector Backup software were announced by the company on Tuesday at HP Discover in Vienna.

HP has released two deduplication technologies — a backup appliance and a software tool for small businesses.

The B6200 StoreOnce Backup System and the HP Data Protector Backup software were announced by the company on Tuesday at HP Discover in Vienna.

"What we're announcing today is the massive expansion of the [storage] portfolio," David Scott, HP's manager of storage, said on Tuesday. The B6200 has "scale-out technology that allows you to grow from two controller configurations through to eight."

The B6200 uses technology developed within HP Labs to reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored, cutting the footprint of a file on the system by up to 95 percent in some cases, HP said.

It has 768TB of raw capacity and with 20:1 deduplication can store almost 10PB of data, HP said. It has high availability features to protect against controller failures and has a maximum data transfer rate of 28TB per hour. Pricing was not disclosed. HP's main competitor with the hardware is EMC's Data Domain DD890, Scott said.

HP Data Protector is a piece of software that integrates technology from the StoreOnce system. It provides a single management portal for tape and disk storage. The technology can be used to backup data onto servers rather than dedicated backup hardware.

Data Protector can also work as a central point from which to assign deduplication tasks. It can snapshot non-HP systems as well, such as EMC CLARiiON and NetApp, HP said.

Dates of availability and pricing were not available.

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