HP this week is expected to announce a new modular storage array and a data protection product.
At this week's HP Technology Forum 2005 in Orlando, HP plans to introduce the HP StorageWorks 1510i Modular Storage Array (MSA) and the HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express.
Both products are designed for use in small and midsize businesses. The MSA 1510i runs on iSCI and connects to the Gigabit Ethernet network. It is a variant of the MSA 1500, which is a Fibre Channel-based array, capable of storing as much as 24 T-bytes of data.
The HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express is back-up and recovery software that can protect as many as 20 Windows, Linux or NetWare servers. It can back up data to tape, disk or optical media and perform bare metal disaster recovery including One Button Disaster Recovery from HP. Data Protector Express also supports Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL server.
The HP StorageWorks MSA 1510i starts at $8,000; the HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express software is US$799.