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HP Cuts Power & Cooling

LAS VEGAS -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced green” storage technology that can cut storage array power and cooling costs in data centers by 50 percent.(1)

Introduced at the HP Americas StorageWorks Conference, the new Adaptive Infrastructure offerings include thin provisioning and performance enhancements for the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family, tape drives based on the Linear Tape Open (LTO) 4 standard, new DAT 160 tape drives for small and medium businesses, and the first HP StorageWorks tape product developed exclusively for HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures.

According to analyst firm StorageIO Group, storage currently accounts for 37 percent to 40 percent of overall data center energy usage from hardware.(2) With the new HP storage products, a customer with a monthly storage electric bill of $3,000 could save as much as $18,000 a year in power and cooling costs.

“Power and cooling is a key enabler for an Adaptive Infrastructure, and these environmentally responsible storage products will help address two key areas that our customers care about: saving money and conserving energy,” said Dave Roberson, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks Division, HP. “With products like these, HP is helping customers build next-generation data centers that can lower costs, mitigate risks and optimize business outcomes.”

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