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HP’s New High Performance Storage System Offers Greater Scalability and Cost Savings

  • 08 September, 2004 11:21

<p>AUSTRALIA Sydney, September 8, 2004 – HP has announced the industry’s most powerful, high-end disk storage system, the HP StorageWorks XP12000.</p>
<p>The HP StorageWorks XP12000 is based on the newest array technology from Hitachi Ltd. It offers greater investment protection benefits and enables data centre consolidation as customers can now scale their storage system according to their business needs. The new technology enhancements allows customers to derive lower costs and improved customer experience as the XP12000 can host up to 32 petabytes of non-mission critical data on lower cost external storage devices.</p>
<p>Together with HP’s software innovations for single system management, remote copying and cross-continental disaster recovery, the XP12000 supports low-cost, tiered storage and offers cost savings over enterprise-class Fibre Channel drives with the management simplicity of a single virtualised storage pool.</p>
<p>“The XP12000 provides an ideal combination of mission-critical information availability and lower cost tiered storage from a single management view. Our new solution will significantly benefit customers who require storage solutions that will grow with their business needs,” said Andrew Manners, Director, Network Storage Solutions, HP Australia.</p>
<p>Other features available include:</p>
<p>• The ability to scale the XP12000 system from as few as nine disk drives and 1 terabyte (TB) of raw capacity to enterprise-class data centre configurations of up to 1,152 drives and a raw capacity of 165 TB using 146-gigabyte (GB) drives – or up to 332 TB of capacity with 300 GB drives (available in the first half of 2005).</p>
<p>• External storage support for the HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA) 1000</p>
<p>• The HP Cluster Extension XP software which allows customers to integrate XP remote mirroring functionality with open-system high availability server clustering solutions. This provides rapid and automatic fall-over and fail-back between sites for management simplicity and reduces the cost and complexity of deploying disaster recovery solutions</p>
<p>• Support for enhanced array-to-array remote copying through a new journaling capability with HP StorageWorks Continuous Access XP Journaling. This functionality enables the XP 12000 to more rapidly send data between arrays at multiple customer sites across large distances. Continuous Access XP Journaling enhances the robustness of data transfer for improved efficiency and performance. The journaling features on the XP12000 will be available in early 2005.</p>
<p>HP also announced that it will support the HP NonStop server series for the HP StorageWorks XP family and support for the XP 12000 is expected in the first half of 2005.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability
Available today, the HP StorageWorks XP12000 has an estimated Australian street price, including hardware, software, support and installation, beginning under $319,500(1)</p>
<p>More information about HP StorageWorks offerings is available at More information about HP Business Continuity &amp; Availability services is available at</p>
<p>About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2004, HP revenue totalled $78.4 billion. More information about HP is available at
(1) Actual prices may vary.</p>
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