VIENNA: HP has unveiled storage and backup systems at the HP Discover 2011 event aimed at helping large enterprises and SMEs cope with ever increasing volumes of data.
Chief among the new products is the HP B6200 StoreOnce Backup System, which HP claimed is able to store and deduplicate data at up to 28TB an hour, and features automatic back-up restart technology.
David Scott, HP's senior vice president and general manager for storage, explained that the system offers enhanced storage capabilities that can be easily scaled and has some of the fastest back-up and recovery times on the market.
"We are taking HP storage's technology to allow businesses to grow their storage needs as they go, starting from 50TB and going as high as 768TB," he said.
"We can run at 28TB per hour when both backing up and restoring, so if you need to get your systems back up and running you can do that at a much faster rate than [competing systems]."
Scott singled out EMC for comparison, boasting that HP's offering is far head of its rival's in a number of areas.
"We have two times the capacity of EMC, three times the back-up speed and seven times the restore speed, and we're offering it at 20 per cent less of the cost per gigabyte of data," he said.
HP also unveiled a converged storage appliance for mid-sized firms. The HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System, co-developed by HP and Microsoft, features native anti-virus technology and can support 26,000 users, according to Scott.
Finally, HP has unveiled HP Data Protector software that now includes the HP Labs StoreOnce deduplication capabilities so that small companies can take advantage of deduplication technology without huge costs.
"With Data Protector we can target cost sensitive businesses, such as remote offices and branch offices, where they don't want the extra cost of hardware appliances but instead can deploy the deduplication software on existing backup servers," Scott said.
HP also announced its first product that uses technology from Autonomy, Idol 10, designed to allow businesses to manage and analyse structured and unstructured data.
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