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HP Announces New Mission-Critical Solutions To Simplify, Consolidate Technology Environments

PALO ALTO, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE) HP today announced integrated solutions that simplify operations and accelerate IT resource consolidation, enabling clients to streamline their delivery of mission-critical application services. Chief information officers must ensure high availability of their most critical applications while simplifying management of the technology infrastructure and reducing costs. The new HP StorageWorks P9500 Disk Array and enhancements to the HP-UX portfolio for Integrity systems improve application service delivery by providing an open, integrated architecture for the most demanding workloads, virtually anywhere and at any time.

"Enterprises need to simplify their technology environments and reduce overall costs, but cannot afford to sacrifice reliability, availability or security of mission-critical applications," said David Roberson, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks, HP. "The HP Converged Infrastructure breaks down costly and inefficient technology silos to reduce complexity and improve resiliency."

The new P9500 builds on five generations of HP StorageWorks XP Disk Array technology. With a new user-centric design and standards-based architecture, the P9500 increases the amount of data managed per administrator and doubles power efficiency while cutting data center floor space requirements in half.

Application-level quality of service controls enable clients to efficiently use and share storage resources while enabling the delivery of mission-critical service-level agreements. A fact sheet on the HP StorageWorks P9500 is available here.Client benefits include:
    * Reduced total cost of ownership using HP P9000 Application Performance Extender software to consolidate storage for mission-critical applications and virtual machines on a single array.
    * Increased efficiency and flexibility of technology infrastructure with HP P9000 Smart Tiers software, which can provide automated, non-disruptive movement of data between classes of storage capacity - including solid-state drives - to balance performance and cost with business requirements.
    * Improved user interface with enhancements to HP Remote Web Console, which can simplify deployment of a storage infrastructure and reduce management time by 40 to 60 percent.(1)

"Many enterprise clients are struggling with how to improve availability levels, automate disaster recovery, and eliminate planned downtime," said Donna Scott, vice president, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner. "Since failures do occur, the key is limiting the extent of the outage in order to provide consistently high service levels to applications enabling critical business processes."

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