NewsByte 10 September 2001

HP Introduces Storage Offerings to Optimize and Control Storage Networks

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced software, hardware and services that enable customers to more effectively manage and optimize their network storage environments. These offerings accelerate HP's Federated Storage Area Management (FSAM) strategy to allow customers to manage and scale their storage by a factor of ten without adding additional people.

Software - HP OpenView Storage Accountant software enables enterprise customers and service providers to meter storage usage for financial analysis through charge-back and cost recovery. HP OpenView Storage Allocater v2 software significantly improves the ability to access control between hosts and storage, helping companies get the most out of their investment in people and infrastructure.

Hardware - The compact HP Surestore 181GB disk drive provides cost-effective performance and high capacity in a small footprint. The HP Surestore Tape Library 10/100, manufactured exclusively by HP, is also extremely scalable, growing from 3.2 TB to 10 TB.

Services - HP's storage services focus on achieving "zero downtime" and increased performance for HP Surestore products across HP-UX, Solaris, Linux and Windows operating platforms.