For those of you that are not aware HP has began the next phase in the evolution of HP LeftHand which is HP StoreVirtual.Â HPâ€™s newest go to market strategy includes – Buy a ProLiant server today, and get one free terabyte of VSA storage.
Some background on the Â StoreVirtual VSA..It is the first software-defined virtual storage appliance to support all major industry-standard servers and multiple hypervisors including Industry leaders VMware and Hyper-V. HP StoreVirtual features and integration ;
All-inclusive feature setÂ
â€¢Network RAID â€“ synchronous replication
â€¢Peer Motion data mobility
â€¢Linear capacity and performance scaling
â€¢Pay-as-you-grow, scale capacity and performance as needed, non-disruptively
â€¢Space-efficient thin provisioning
â€¢Integrated disaster recovery
â€¢vSphere Storage API integration (VAAI, VASA)
â€¢VMware vCenter Server storage management
â€¢Replication adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
â€¢HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center
â€¢HP Management pack for SCOM
â€¢VSS provider & requestor functions
â€¢LeftHand DSM for MPIO
â€¢Application Aware Snapshot Manager
â€¢Recovery Manager for Windows
â€¢Windows Active Directory
As the StoreVirtual VSA alone is geared to the SMB space however it could also be an excellent compliment for an Midsize organizations running a remote site. The value add is one administrative console for your administrators allowing them to apply the same policies to all sites. Small and midsize businesses can run applications and storage services on the same virtualized servers, gaining enterprise capabilities like high availability and data replication. Highlighted is the StoreVirtual Product Family.
HP will be revealing the news at their upcoming HP Discover Event in Barcelona. If you will be attending feel free to swing by and introduce yourself. I will be spending the week with the various HP teams and Bloggers discussing the latest and greatest from the event. If you are not attending, Join HP Storage LIVE online on December 9 when they reveal why change is imperative. Attendees who register and attend the LIVE event are eligible to win an HP ENVY x2!
Disclaimer: HP has invited me to HP Discover. My travel & accommodations expenses have been covered by HP. My blogs are my opinion and in no way influenced by HP.