HP, IBM Make Small Enterprise Storage Push

Vendors tout the simplicity and cost savings promise of software, hardware, and services for small and mid-sized companies.

April 19, 2007

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IBM and HP used the Storage Networking World conference in San Diego this week as a platform to launch new storage hardware, software, and services aimed specifically at small and medium-sized enterprises. Both vendors sounded a uniform theme of simplicity and significantly reduced costs as the big payoffs of their new storage solutions.

HP unveiled a new edition of the company's storage resource management software that the vendor said eliminates labor-intensive tasks by automating often complex and tedious storage processes using a secure browser-based interface. HP Storage Essentials provides users with a single control point for of all of storage resources on their storage area networks (SAN) and all network attached storage (NAS) appliances.IBM introduced new versions of its entry-level disk arrays, the DS3200 and DS3400, which come with integrated management software and more component options so SMEs can get systems that fit their specific capacity requirements. The vendor is also debuting new storage services for small enterprises, including an implementation offering around enterprise content management, storage optimization and integration, and data migration. IBM is also leveraging its Softek acquisition to deliver unified data mobility solutions.


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