HP updates storage lineup, aims for one architecture

Summary:The general idea from HP is that its storage lineup has one architecture that can be used in various use cases and company sizes.

HP on Monday revamped its storage lineup and consolidated its various product lines on one architecture.


The updates fall under the "converged storage" banner. The general idea from HP is that its storage lineup has one architecture that can be used in various use cases and company sizes.

HP added that its storage lineup will have common data services for block, object and file applications and optimize hard and solid-state drives.

As for the lineup, HP announced:

  • HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage supports block and file services and mix and matches hard and solid state drives. The HP StoreServ 7200 is available globally and starts at $20,000. HP StoreServ 7400 starts at $32,000.
  • HP StoreAll Storage is used for big data retention and cloud storage and aims to cut admin costs. HP StoreAll Storage is available Dec. 20 and is priced at 91 cents per GB.
  • HP StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 Backup are designed to speed up backup applications and aims to cut costs. HP StoreOnce 6200 Backup systems are available now at a starting price of $250,000. HP StoreOnce 2000 Backup systems start at $10,000 and HP StoreOnce 4000 Backup systems start at $30,000. The systems work with HP StoreOnce Catalyst Software, which features licenses starting at $500.

With the moves, HP is trying to position itself away from "legacy storage vendors," which have a bevy of architectures. The catch is that many IT buyers consider HP a legacy storage vendor and are also eyeing cloud computing options. For instance, NetApp is linking up to Amazon Web Services S3.

In the grand scheme of storage, HP's on-premise gear is increasingly likely to compete with cloud options.

Topics: Storage, Big Data, Data Centers


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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