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HP achieves industry first, 100,000 disk arrays sold into SAN environments

HP Corp. has become the first vendor to ship more than 100,000 disk arrays into storage area network (SAN) environm...


November 10, 2004  


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HP Corp. has become the first vendor to ship more than 100,000 disk arrays into storage area network (SAN) environments.

To mark the milestone, the company today announced plans to introduce the next generation of the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) line in mid-2005.

“HP’s announcement validates the widespread adoption of networked storage solutions,” said John McArthur, group vice president and general manager, IDC.

“Vendors such as HP are helping to drive the industry shift from direct-attached storage to SANs by making SANs more affordable and easier to use.”

The new EVA family will incorporate new customer-focused technologies and solutions including:

* Increased capacity for Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) disk drives – offering a combination of appreciably greater storage capacity and flexibility with the cost-effectiveness of a drive that costs roughly 50% less per gigabyte than conventional Fibre Channel drives, and

* New remote clustering software that will provide midrange customers with enterprise-class automatic failover and failback of mission-critical applications between geographically dispersed data centers.