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HP Fills In SMB Storage
Hewlett-Packard today added substance to its SMB storage system first disclosed in July, unveiling its StorageWorks All-in-One, or AiO.
If the All-in-One name sounds familiar, that's because HP also uses that name for its multifunctional printers -- also aimed at SMBs.
The AiO offers iSCSI and NAS for block and file storage in the same system, with no Fibre Channel connectivity. The system is based on HP ProLiant servers with Microsoft's Storage Server and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. HP integrates its Data Protector Express backup software, and developed a series of wizards to quickly migrate and set up storage for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and FileShare.
The AiO competes with the Network Appliance StoreVault launched in June, and the EMC/Dell AX150 rolled out in April. (See NetApp Zeroes In on SMBs, SNW: Small, SAS-sy & Safe, and EMC Upgrades SMB SANs) AiO is available now.
HP revealed it would dip into the SMB space in July but gave few product details then. (See HP Builds SANs for SMBs.) What took so long to move into the SMB space, which HP claims is still more than 60 percent direct attached? Before launching its system, HP first hired a research firm to find what SMBs wanted. The earth-shattering results revealed they want systems that are reliable, easy to use, and cheap.
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