Press Release: May 03, 2011

HP Launches Early Access Program for Upcoming Enterprise Virtual Array

HP P6000 EVA delivers simplified application consolidation

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced a worldwide early access program for the upcoming HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), which is targeted for general availability this summer.

With an installed base of nearly 100,000 EVA units worldwide, the program is a significant opportunity for clients to accelerate storage consolidation projects and reduce data center costs without retraining administrative staff.

Part of the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio, the HP P6000 EVA is the company’s fifth generation EVA and features increased capacity and performance improvements. The HP P6000 EVA, one of the easiest to manage storage arrays available today,(1) is typically deployed for core enterprise applications from messaging to enterprise resource planning. With the HP P6000 EVA, clients have the opportunity to modernize legacy infrastructure and increase return on investment.

“We looked at what other storage vendors had on the market, and the HP EVA’s expandability, ease of administration and resiliency features fit our needs perfectly,” said Bill Haggard, director of Enterprise Infrastructure for the Dallas Cowboys. “With the introduction of the HP P6000 EVA, we are excited to see the increased efficiency and integration into the rest of the Converged Infrastructure while continuing to deliver industry-leading simplicity.”

The HP P6000 EVA delivers greater flexibility and performance with a 6-Gb/second serial-attached SCSI (SAS) backend, support for standard SAS hard disk drives, and 8-Gb Fibre Channel connectivity. Further details on management enhancements and advanced software features will be disclosed at the HP DISCOVER event in Las Vegas.

“Due to our clients’ need for ease of use and reliability, the EVA has become an essential storage building block of their most important applications,” said Tom Joyce, vice president, Marketing, Storage, HP. “The HP P6000 EVA offers our clients a holistic approach to storage infrastructure, from general-purpose storage to messaging to data applications, which enables them to efficiently run their businesses.”

Clients interested in the early access program can contact their local HP reseller or account representative; more information also is available at www.hp.com/storage/newera.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a core component of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve clients, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place June 6 - 10 in Las Vegas and Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

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(1) Edison Group, “Comparing Management Costs for Midrange Storage Arrays from EMC, HP, and NetApp,” May 2011.


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