HP XP7 Storage priced at $462,000 in the U.S. to take on EMC

Enterprise networking vendor HP has priced HP XP7 Storage, an enterprise-class storage disk array, at $462,000 in the U.S.

The company claims the main features of HP XP7 Storage are better than EMC.

HP XP7 Storage, which is designed to maintain high levels of data availability and continuous disaster recovery protection, will be available in May 2014.

David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, HP Storage, said: “With the introduction of HP XP7 Storage, we are supplying customers with a single system that is highly efficient, with features that can reduce the risk of data loss and provide nonstop data availability.”

David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, HP Storage

Main features of HP XP7 Storage 

The company said HP XP7 Storage offers less than 31.5 seconds of application downtime per year, as well as always-on disaster recovery protection, increased system density and ultra-high, flash-driven performance.

The new storage solution is capable of delivering 3 million IOPS (I/O per second) with submillisecond response times.

HP said XP7’s hardware provides the ability to increase system density, reduce power consumption and achieve low-cost performance. These media choices include XP Flash Modules and solid-state drives as well as small and large form factor hard disk drives.

With consolidation of up to 4.5 PB of internal storage onto a single array, one HP XP7 Storage system is capable of delivering more IOPS than three EMC Symmetrix VMAX 40K storage arrays combined, said HP.

HP said consolidating multiple EMC disk arrays onto a single HP XP7 Storage system reduces data center floor space requirements by a total of 130 square feet and storage-related costs by more than $100,000 per year.

In addition, HP XP7 Storage features a new disaster recovery capability with multiarray virtualization to prevent business disruption during or after online data migrations, without measurable performance impacts. Data remains protected using the customer’s local or remote strategy with 100 percent uptime.

Spectrum Health taps HP XP7 Storage 

Spectrum Health tapped HP XP7 Storage to store mission-critical data and allow for constant access to the information with no service disruption.

Sean Henkel, director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Spectrum Health, said: “The HP XP7 Storage array safeguards our patient and member information, runs efficiently at a lower power consumption rate, and saves us data center costs while providing greater performance.”

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