HP challenges EMC with new servers and storage for business IT

Enterprise networking vendor HP today challenged EMC with the launch of new servers, storage, converged systems and services for businesses.

The focus of HP’s IT infrastructure solutions is to support enterprises when they start spending in areas such as next-generation applications, web services, big data, cloud, mobility and security.


HP Integrity Superdome X and HP Integrity NonStop X allow CIOs to deploy workloads in a scalable, available and cost-efficient x86 environment. HP Integrity Superdome X delivers four times faster e-commerce transactions than leading x86 platforms.

It delivers 20 times more reliability with 60 percent less downtime than other x86 platforms. It promises 32 percent lower total cost of ownership compared to competitive UNIX environments.

HP Integrity NonStop X offers up to 25x increase in system interconnect capacity and twice the NonStop CPU density in a single enclosure enables decreased data center footprint and costs.


The improved HP 3PAR StoreServ systems feature flat backup to HP StoreOnce.

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7440c Converged Flash Array helps CIOs to maximize investments via all-flash performance and configuration flexibility to support spinning media.

HP said EMC VMAX customers can easily move to these new 3PAR StoreServ systems via new 3PAR Online Import software — cutting data center space requirements by 19 times and reduce costs by 8 times.

HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software, a new application-managed backup feature for 3PAR StoreServ, manages snapshots on 3PAR StoreServ systems and controls movement of changed data to a HP StoreOnce Backup target in a single-click, delivering 17 times faster performance.

HP StoreOnce Backup systems include a new 50 terabyte StoreOnce VSA and expanded Kernel-based Virtual Machine hypervisor support to enable Backup-as-a-Service consolidation. The HP StoreOnce 6500 provides system-wide deduplication over eight nodes via Federated Catalyst enhancements; enabling easier management compared to traditional single-node limited architectures such as EMC Data Domain.

Converged Systems

HP announced new software-defined converged infrastructure portfolio powered by HP OneView, HP Helion CloudSystem CS200-Hyper-Converged StoreVirtual, and HP ConvergedSystem 700.

The latest release of HP OneView has built-in HP Operations Analytics to empower customers with the tools to predict and prevent issues before they arise. Customers can expect faster problem resolution, from three days reduced to 30 minutes when using HP Operations Analytics — providing savings, higher service levels and business agility.


HP expanded consulting and support services including HP Datacenter Care and HP Consulting for Software-defined Infrastructure to help customers support advanced cloud and software-defined infrastructure environments as they transition to the new style of IT.

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