Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new shared storage solutions that help small and midsized businesses (SMBs) modernize their IT with hybrid flash and software-defined storage platforms that bring enterprise capabilities.
For years, SMB customers have been forced to subjugate business requirements due to the cost and complexity of enterprise storage. While others have deployed flash for app acceleration, leveraged software-defined storage for cost savings, and are exploring hyper-convergence to accelerate time-to-value, smaller customers and others with entry budgets have been priced out of these game-changing technologies.
The leader in entry level servers and storage in Asia Pacific for 13 consecutive years, HPE is bringing enterprise storage data services to the entry space with modern storage that eliminates technology dead ends. The new HPE StoreVirtual 3200 provides a next-generation, entry storage array with an easy on-ramp to software-defined storage while the HPE MSA 2042 delivers hybrid flash for application acceleration. Both systems feature a rich set of data services from data migration, to flash tiering to embedded resiliency across systems and sites.
“No matter your size, when it comes to today’s digital transformation, ‘good enough’ storage is no longer good enough,” said Joybrata Mukherjee, Country Head, Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “By lowering the cost of flash and enabling a composable data fabric across storage systems and hyper-converged appliances, HPE is helping customers get off the disposable technology treadmill and onto storage they can grow with, not out of.”
The new HPE MSA 2042 takes HPE’s flagship entry array—with nearly half a million units sold to-date—and turbo-charges it with 800 GB of built-in solid state disk (SSD) capacity plus an all-inclusive software suite that delivers enterprise capabilities. With flash acceleration, automated tiering and data protection features now standard and price-reduced, the MSA 2042 delivers up to 60 percent increase in database transactions per second and 80 percent faster application response times[ix]at a 54 percent cost savings,[x]making it ideal for customers looking to accelerate apps such as databases and consolidate on a proven platform.